Day 12: the final steps

“Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.”

And as the waters in the river muddle through, so did the riverwalkers through these two weeks. Together we have laughed, cried, pooped, walked and shared some most amazing things together. As you could read on our blog, you were also a part of what was happening on a daily basis.

So finally as all the good things end quickly, the riverwalk came to its end as well. And as Einstein said it;

“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”

The last day was similar with all the other days in Slovenia, namely, it started with rain. But as we have had the luck on our side throughout the whole journey, this day was no exception, the showers passed us by quickly.

After the breakfast, we decided to take a tour up to the Tolmin gorges. Which were gorgeous. We have seen the famous Bear Head rock and many of the tunnels and smaller rivers that make the place so special and beautiful. After a nice walk back to the campgrounds, we ate lunch and started the preparations for the final event.

The final ceremony took place at the main square in the city centre. We tried to attract the people’s attention by howling. Since Tolmin is not right the biggest city in Slovenia, and it is a Sunday, you can imagine that there were not quite that many passers-by. But, the riverwalkers we are, we cheered up those five people we meet, and we did the final symbolic 150m of the walk together.

We arrived at the square, where we had a small presentation of our project, which finished with a projection of the picture slides.

Afterwards we again proceeded to the campgrounds to make dinner.

The final night is yet to follow, and what interesting stories it will carry, you will find out in the next blog. But until then I am leaving you with a poem;


River’s waters are quite deep

In it, her flow brings us all together,

Very happy to present here our steps of a path quite steep,

Every time easy as a feather.

Really good friends by now,

With many adventurous stories ready,

All missing each other already,

Luckily, without knowing how,

Key to it all was the current that was always steady.




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