Oofff - I just found your report last week and finally finished all 48 pages. Your writing style drew me in, and I found myself staying up later than normal night after night, trying to read "just one more post" before bed. As others have said, thank you for the time and effort you put into these posts. And thank you for being open about your struggles as well as your successes. It is inspiring to read your story. While I don't have the courage to go as far solo as you, I'm planning my first small solo trip in a few months. Seeing your reactions when things don't go as planned has reassured me that, while life isn't always perfect, we can make it through the unexpected when armed with patience and a sense of humor. Wishing you all the best as you continue your journey. I'm subscribed and happy to be (virtually) riding pillion with you!