browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Author Archives: John Ball


On Wednesday, 4 Sept 2019, I walked into the Central Train Station in downtown Oslo, Norway, bringing to a conclusion my walk across Europe.  The trek transited seven countries in 151 days, beginning in Athens, Greece on 7 January 2019.  The walk was all I had hoped it would be, and so much more.  In … Continue reading »

Categories: Updates | 3 Comments

Day 151

Start:  Holmlia Finish:  Oslo, Norway Distance:  8 Total:  2314 I MADE IT!  I walked the last eight miles into Oslo this morning and it felt amazing!   With only a short distance to walk to the finish line today, it should have been a piece of cake.  Just sleep in late, have a nice breakfast, … Continue reading »

Categories: Updates | 4 Comments

Day 150

Start:  Vestby Finish:  Holmlia Distance:  18 Total:  2306 My plan for today was to walk to a point close enough to central Oslo that I could finish my walk Wednesday morning before the forecast rain starts. I believe I accomplished that goal.  The day started off with a steady rain. I had some breakfast at … Continue reading »

Categories: Updates | 1 Comment

Day 149

Start:  Moss Finish:  Vestby Distance:  18 Total:  2288 My walk today was very enjoyable with great weather and easy terrain, but my experience with tonight’s hotel threw a damper on my enthusiasm.  The day got started in Moss with the thermometer reading a crisp 48 degrees. There was no wind and the skies were crystal … Continue reading »

Categories: Updates | Leave a comment

Day 148

Start:  Sarpsborg Finish:  Moss Distance:  21 Total:  2270 Today’s 21 mile walk got off to a slow start because of rain, but at the end of the day I’d turned due north and am headed straight towards Oslo now.  After a good night’s rest and an awesome breakfast buffet, I waited until the rain stopped … Continue reading »

Categories: Updates | Leave a comment

Day 147

Start:  Halden Finish:  Sarpsborg Distance:  17 Total: 2249 After a so-so stay at last night’s hotel, which I won’t get into, today was a good walk to the very spread out city of Sarpsborg, Norway.  With only an average distance to walk today, I didn’t start until about 9:00. The skies stayed cloudy most of … Continue reading »

Categories: Updates | Leave a comment

Day 146

Start:  Strömstad, Sweden Finish:  Halden, Norway Distance:  19 Total:  2232 Today I hit another milestone; I crossed the Swedish/Norwegian border and am now walking in my last country for this trip.  The day got started with a good breakfast at the hotel in Tanumshede followed by a 30 minute bus ride back to Strömstad where … Continue reading »

Categories: Updates | Leave a comment

Day 145

Start:  Tanumshede  Finish:  Strömstad  Distance:  19 Total:  2213 Today’s walk was a real grind. Narrow roads, rain, and not even a place to take a break and get some lunch were the order of the day.  I knew there was a strong possibility (90%) that I would be walking in the rain today. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading »

Categories: Updates | Leave a comment

Day 144

Start:  Dingle Finish:  Tanumshede Distance:  18 Total:  2194 Today got started with an early breakfast and a train ride from Uddevalla where I spent the night to Dingle where I stopped walking yesterday. The train left at 8:00 and got me to Dingle at 8:30. The weather forecast said rain all morning and thunderstorms this … Continue reading »

Categories: Updates | Leave a comment

Day 143

Start:  Uddevalla  Finish:  Dingle Distance:  21 Total:  2176 Today I had a good day walking to the very small town of Dingle (pronounced Ding-Lay). It was another hot one but I was able to slack pack because I’m back in Uddevalla to spend another night.  I got started early this morning because I needed to … Continue reading »

Categories: Updates | Leave a comment