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Slack packing in Slovenia

May 27, 2019

Walked 12 miles in the rain. We are still in Croatia but will be in Slovenia tomorrow and I liked the title. Our packs went by hired car with two not-walking Peace Walkers. My left foot plantar fasciitis went away but it started on my right. When I got up Sunday I knew I couldn’t walk. I asked for a ride to the next place and the owners son Nevin was tagged with the job. They all insisted on coffee first and it turned out that Nevin earns a PhD in physical therapy in the fall. He explained the treatment, the stretches, the use of a therapy ball, all in great detail. The next morning I was far better. Today we walked from 7:00 am to 1:30 pm to reach the bail-out point at the Holy Mary Pub, 20 km down the trail. We had walked up and down roads and through waist-high grass up and down hills in steady rain. We ended up drinking beer with a bunch of local guys while we waited for a ride. Pan is a local lager I really like. Communication is difficult but beer is a universal language. Now we are staying in a 450 year old house with a grand piano in the sleeping room. Dinner was fabulous! We ate it all.

This country is quite beautiful and rural. The language is incomprehensible to us but the people are great.

From → Writing Fiction

3 Comments
  1. Nice!!! What a room!

    Best wishes on both feet!

  2. Chip Frazier permalink

    Hope the rain abates and your feet are in better shape going forward.

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