This week we had special days in Slovakia, because our Pope Francis visited us. I also planned to visit him on Wednesday, September 15, when we also had a public holiday. Unfortunately, the organizers of the meeting did not send me the ticket that was needed, so I could not go. I was wondering how I would use an unexpected day off. And inside me came the desire to go to the divine nature and spend the last summer day of this year there.
I chose the western part of the Slovak Paradise (Slovenský raj) National Park, which is less visited. In this part, the forest is badly damaged by insects, but still nice and good for walking.
I spent a beautiful time in nature in my natural clothes for six hours during the 15 km trip. I only met one mushroom picker during my lunch and one cyclist. Both meetings were very quiet.
I think that although it was not a typical way of welcoming the Pope, it was still a dignified and beautiful celebration of God and thanksgiving. : )
You can check the walk here: https://sk.mapy.cz/s/gusapapuze