Before I rode all the way to the Netherlands (it's seems so after it's done!), I wrote a short bikepacking article about expending your energy and seeing the world on two wheels. Here is the link:
I just recently made a photo video of my journey, it's quite adhoc and appeals to the imperfection of reality. An amazing journey and I stayed with warmshowers (although not everyone features in the video, we forgot to capture!) I also stayed with absolute strangers who opened their doors to me late at night:
I'm remembering this all now to celebrate the simple gift of giving. A stressful year for everyone but you can only cycle through it. Thanks to the wonderful warmshowers community, wonderful bike lovers and wonderful people!
A shower of thanks to everyone who housed me!!