– The adventures of a solo round the world cyclist –

Day 397 (Indonesia – Java Day 3)

I have had a second day of rest so now I should be ready to get through another stretch, but still I am not entirely positive about getting up in the morning. I am scared my bum is going to deteriorate again and I am unsure of my level of commitment to my goal. I think having doubts about my journey will be a constant and natural part of the journey. I can’t expect the trip to be anything other than what it is: riding a bike long distances through many places of no special interest. I need to suck it up and get on with it. Still, that question sneaks in: Why do it? Why bother? The answer comes and goes. Sometimes it is so clear to me I am deliriously happy with life. At other times it is so far away that I can’t hope to find it and I just want to go home. I guess what it comes down to is that when I find myself spending time in nondescript towns in foreign places (like I am now), it is easy to feel a bit lost.

Day 397 (pic)

Village street dedicated to metallic wares

Accommodation $ Hotel
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 10,393km

2 Responses to “Day 397 (Indonesia – Java Day 3)”

  1. lisamay

    Mark what you are doing is incredibly adventurous and inspiring…it’s also exhausting and no picnic! I get worn out traveling through Indonesia and I can only imagine what it’s like on a bike.
    Keep following your heart and take extra extra good care of yourself…keep resting and being gentle with yourself.
    No matter when it ends you have done more than most people could even dream. You are my hero!

    • Budgie Escapee

      Wow thanks so much for the kind words and encouragement, Lisa ☺ Yes, it’s easy to be mistaken that travelling will always be a fun, happy experience when in reality it will inevitably be full of all kinds of ups and downs. I will look back at this comment whenever I’m feeling low!


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