Introducing myself - the long distance walker

in introduceyourself •  14 days ago 

Hello Steemians,
I'm Ursula and I'm walking across Europe.
That's my profile in a nutshell.

Yes, I'm really walking. A lot of people I meet along the road hear the word walking and think I mean hitchiking, they have to do a double take when I tell them nope, I'm walking. I really am walking thousands of miles, when I say I've walked here from Kiev, Ukraine I really mean it.

My route began in Kiev and I'm walking from there to Wales, via Bulgaria and Spain, which means I'm travelling in far from a straight line.
I walk every step of it, I never get public transport and if circumstances conspire to get me a lift somewhere I will always return to exactly where my feet left the ground in order to begin again.

I've estimated my total distance at somewhere between 5000 and 5500 miles. I can't be certain until I've finished as I don't plan the exact route in advance. Most weeks, unless I'm following a marked path such as the Via Dinarica in the Balkans, I decide where I'm going to walk using online maps, available paths and satellite imagery.

You can see some very important things in the picture with me - my rucksack and my walking poles. I cut one of the poles from a hazel hedge on the piece of land I used to live on back home in Wales. They're my constant companions, keeping me upright as I walk on unsteady ground, hop across streams or heave myself up mountains.
There's also my rucksack, on my back every day and usually with slightly too much gear in it! I have a friend back home who holds my supply dump and I can regularly receive packages with warmer clothes for winter or replacement kit when things break - which happens a lot.

I met a lovely pair of guys on the road in Bosnia, Matt and Pheng @pushpedal who had cycled all the way there from China. They told me about Steem and I'm interested in exploring the style of this network. I use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as blogging on my own website and every place feel different to me, they each have their own individual styles of communication.

I'm looking forward to sharing my writing and photography here on Steem. I'll start with the blogs from the beginning of the journey a year ago and bring you right up to date here until I can post the current journey as I make it.
Looking forward to it.

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wow... I always try to encourage people to #takemorewalks, but your taking it one step further... well more like millions of steps further I guess!!


Looking forward to the stories happening along your way!

Thanks, yeah it's pretty extreme. I keep thinking I should buy a step counter that connects online. I'd go straight to the top of the charts!

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If you can get hold of a step counting device I think you could make use of the actifit app and collect some more tokens for your hard work.

Enjoy the journey!

It's a great idea. I've only seen fitcoin before, which needs you to have your phone in signal all the time.

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I hope you can get fixed up so I can support your travels 😀

Love your name. Welcome.

Thanks! I used to be One Woman Walks Wales...until I broadened my horizons. Love the alliteration.

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Big hugs and welcome to Steem! That's amazing you got here! Follow @travelfeed and visit to post your travel blogs. It can be copied from your other blogs (as long as they are 100% your content)

Send us a private message if you want more info (:

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Yay! Thanks for introducing me.

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I'm really happy how well your first post is doing. I remember when I started I only got like 0.50 reward haha

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Sounds like an ace incredible journey.
Cheers for sharing on STEEM 🔥

Thank you, looking forward to it. Hope you find it interesting.

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Hi nice to See a new Face in steemit! You are welcome! 😊

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Thank you, I'm looking forward to seeing what happens here.

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Welcome! Good luck with your travels! 😊


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Hello one woman walks ,

This is not an automated answer its ME and welcome to Steemit. If you are near Holland come by!

You are a Steemian now! And your first blog is online. Better late than never, and I'm sure one day we will say those were the very early days of Steemit, so congrats! Whats essential here is regular posting off good quality blogs.
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Look up the free Steemify app in the Appstore or read this blog Thats helpfull too.
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Also if you are walking use Actifit it pays you for steps
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Welcome to the blockchain, @onewomanwalks. Following with interest.

Hey Welcome here dear... Glad to see you here....
Upvoted you 100% !!!
Hope just like your #introduceyourself post your every post gets on top and you achieve your goal using steemit...
Do view my profile and follow me to get one of the amazing valuable blogs on steemit!!!! Thanks=)@onewomanwalks

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So inspiring -- I am walking my way back from major injury and it just did my soul good to read this!

Nice! Yes walking, no matter how far, is a really calming and grounding activity for me. My body feels good for it. Hope you do too.

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That's amazing. How did you decide to walk around Europe like that? It must be an incredible experience. Will you be visiting Portugal, too?

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Hey, not quite getting to Portugal, just across Spain to Santiago and then back again. I'll have to save Portugal for my victory lap.

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Ah, what a pity. You'll be so close and yet so far. 😎

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Hi Ursula! Welcome to Steemit. Looking forward to more of your walking journey and your views along the journey ♥️☺️

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Welcome to the world of Steem! Walking 5000km is a remarkable feat!

Thank you! I'm intrigued by the intricacy of what happens here.
And I'm sorry to correct you but 5000 is the distance in miles, it's more like 9000 kilometres!

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Welcome to the steem world.

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Welcome to steemit @onewomanwalks.

Welcome the new steemians. Have a great day!

That kinda walking you should check out @Actifit

I thought about it, but would I need to have my phone online all the time? I keep it off most of the time to save battery.

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The best way would be using a Fitbit..

I'll look into it. An average day is about 30-35k steps so maybe I'd be profitable! Make the cost of the fitbit back??

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Over time probably.. I'm not sure how much a Fitbit is..

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