It is August 9, and Ben is within 200 miles of the half way point (or 1,697 miles). Their current position is 41.5° North by 42° West.
Ben reports, “I try not to think about all the miles I still have to cover, but sometimes I can not control my mind. It is not the lack of comfort or even the monotony, but the loneliness that is getting to me. I miss everyone who helped me get here so much that every day I have to push myself that much harder to stay motivated.”
Ben continues, “Though I see the miles slowly racking up and am excited that the all-important half way point is nearing, it seems like some days just don’t move forward… like I am glued to the calendar at the same day.”
Ben anticipated that the greatest challenge in his Cross-Atlantic journey would be the mental stress. He is taking each day one moment at a time…