Marinka van Kempen, Netherlands
Cycled the trail: July, 2017
Section and distance: Selånger – Trondheim, 564 kilometres.
Favourite memory/experience from St. Olavsleden:
It was a very warm day and I had already been cycling for hours. The hills were steep. I was really getting tired and knew I still had many kilometres to go that day. On top of a hill I took a little rest, encouraged myself and mounted my bike again. Then, just as I wanted to move on, there it was: right ahead of me, only 25 meters away, a moose! All alone in the vast forests, I stood eye-in-eye with this beautiful, large and impressive animal. After some time the moose slowly took off. I continued my way in silent tears, overwhelmed by the beauty of nature.