My journey is complete. On the afternoon of August 14, 2016 I arrived at Cape Spear. A cool overcast sky and the passing interest of other tourists were my witnesses. I enjoyed that anonymity as I made my way to the lookout. To reflect on what was experienced and accomplished.
I was struck by the very ordinary feeling of having just traversed the continent. Yes there was feelings of joy and a sense accomplishment but also lingering questions. Could I have done it faster? Cheaper? Could I have worked harder to connect with more people in more cities? Was I successful?
The answer to those questions became less important as I gradually came to reflect on why I had decided to make this trip in the first place.
Intention is the starting place of our agency in the world and my intention came from a desire to do something good for myself and the planet. There's a peace that comes from accepting that once you've set your intention the world will do as it does.
How rich is the learning that comes from that?
My sincere thanks go out to my friends and family for their support and encouragement, to everyone who sheltered and fed me, to those who shared their story and made time to connect, and to the countless drivers who made the effort to share the road.