Meet Jack- he will be my companion for the next month. Like a snail, my house will be on my back as I travel – hopefully faster than a snail’s pace. My pack is a Jack Wolfskin model and thus the name, which I think fits so well for the obvious reasons.
Jack will carry my essentials and I will carry Jack. Packing for a month, is rather challenging, especially when trying to keep the weight of Jack who will be on my back, down to a reasonable weight.
“…Do I have enough, too much, the right items, enough of…” are the thoughts that have run through my mind. Packing, weighing, unpacking, removing items, reweighing has been the routine until I finally decided that what was in Jack would stay in Jack, at least until I get to Spain.
When I reached the airport this morning I found out that Jack and I will not be traveling together. We became separated at check in. I did remove my hiking boots and a day’s supply of clothing in the event we do not meet up in Barcelona.
I hope we reconnect when I arrive, it wont be the same without him!