8 days. 16 miles hiked. 16 paintings. 2 times police pulled up behind me and just sat and watched. 1 shipwreck. 1 barbed wire fence crawled under. 1 tiptoe around a barrier to a closed trail. 1 tick found crawling up my neck while sleeping in my van in a shopping center parking lot. 1 more tick found burrowing into my arm the next night while sleeping in a friends RV.