Al and Mike along with Maciej Szop and his dog Rudy walked 15 miles in moderate above freezing temperatures along a hilly route eventually finding a camping spot next to Lake Otmuchowskie.
Scenes from the walk | from morning until night
Started walk at 8:30 am from Biskupow.
10 am: visited Mr. Pydych who offered them vodka. He lives alone and was 11 years old as World War II drew to a close. We was not impacted by the war but talked passionately about the Russians, Palestinians and Israelis. The placemat is from his home. I left them at that point to take care of some logistics like finding a place to stay, refueling the car and replenishing sim cards.
Al and Mike accompany by Marciej and Rudy walk from Jarnoltow to Sciborz. I locate them using Al's GPS uploads that tracks them every 10 minutes. At 4pm they start to scout a location to camp.
4:30 pm: After reconnoitering along Lake Otmuchowskie for a wind protected location they set up camp and cook a meal of teriyaki chicken and salmon by pouring boiling water into food pouches. After a toast to a long day's walk, Al beds down to write in his journal and Mike checks his phone.
A feature story by NRK (Norwegian TV) correspondent Roger Sevrin Bruland and cameraman Jan Braten on Al and Mike's Walk in Remembrance . (please note segment on Walk in remembrance starts at 30:35 point on NRK broadcast)