Eclipse and another chapter
Trip Start Jul 24, 1999
34Trip End Oct 02, 1999
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I have now left the comfort of the station wagon now and said farewell to my mates Pete and Emma. I got them to drop me off outside Hamburg where I will now be hitchhiking. They are off to Amsterdam and then back to London.
After a tense hour of no rides I managed to get picked up by the worst car on the road that day. The young guy driving didn't speak a lot of english seemed to think I was pretty crazy travelling around. After only 1km we got stuck in a massive traffic jam. An hour after that he dropped me off at a campsite so I could relax a bit before a big day hitching tomorrow. I ended up having a crappy dinner of biscuits and tea.
After a hot shower I packed up and walked along the rood to the E-45 to a suitable hitching spot. It took a while to get a ride but eventually a young German couple picked me up and took me 70km to just south of a place called Kolding. I was on the road for less than 10 minutes before another German lady took me as far as Kolding. From here I walked to another place for hitching but got frustrated and started walking up the motor way. Not one of my smartest ideas! I guess the constant honking from lorries blasting their way down the motorway and the shredded tyres on the side of the road is a pretty big hint you shouldn't be there.
Anyway a very sore, tired and dehydrated Jag would have kept on walking until a big jolly Danish truck driver stopped for me. Very relived to once again be on my way I found out he was going to Arhus my aimed destination for today.
In town I brought some food and drink before finding a place to camp. I ended up having to hurriedly dive into the first place I could find in a field next to the road amongst the rain. I was so tired that day but had made good distance so was quite pleased about it.