Heinz Stucke - 1983
[printed personal card]
Barcelona, May 1983
After a lifetime of travelling, meeting people and making friends, it has become impossible to keep in contact with all I met. I would have to begin fulltime letter writing. Maybe one day after having "Burned Up" my energy to cycle I should do just that. In the meaqntime I would like to keep in contact as the years seem to slip by with increasing speed. I had this card printed to let you all know that I am alive, in good spirit and still on the road. It has become my ambition now to see "all" the countries in the world. I am in my twenty-first year of continuous travelling beginning in 1962, the last time I was in germany. I seem to be hopelessly addicted to this way of life, but I am content to be able to do what most people can only dream about. Most of all I cherish the great personal freedom this lifestyle gives. It's not always easy of course money being usually the main handicap (handicap for most of us). Everywhere I am always a guest and have to behave accordingly, causing "bottled up feelings" sometimes. I am of good will, but only human. I am beginning to understand Man in all his complexities and contradictions. I cannot outrun him. In the next two years or so I will try to cover the remaining countries, some in Africa, others in the Caribean, maybe China as the "Grand Finale." My bicycle still serves me well. 1982 was the best year of cycled distances with 17700 Km (186 countries). At the moment I am cycling in Spain. I will repeatedly return to Barcelona during the next few month. I would like very much to hear from you. Write to: Heinze Stucke, Poste Restante, Barcelona, Spain..
So long and I hope we can meet one day again.
Auf ein wiedersehen