Day 131

Morning has broken

August 4th, 2010


  1. Candice In Alabama says:

    Oh Matt – this is very pretty!

    • Candice In Alabama says:

      Loving the sun reflection (as well as the other reflections). Take care Matt – Enjoy your day!

    • Stephen says:

      If I were to vote, I would have to say this is the prettiest picture of the entire journey so far. I love reflection photos and this one is truly beautiful.

  2. AZ Bob says:

    I’m wondering, can Matt swim? Just looking at what’s ahead today… ;)

  3. deb says:

    Lovely shot, Matt!

  4. Flavia says:

    Hard to believe sometimes these landscapes exist here in the US.

  5. Big Scott says:

    Right ON!!! you made it throw the Dead Zone its all down hill from there MAN you walk fast..

  6. Bill Leslie says:

    Can’t wait to see you Matthew and talk about your epic journey!


    Uncle Bill

    • Karen says:

      Uncle Bill – I think Tar Heel Traveler or somebody needs to do a 1/2 hour show on this trip. I’m so glad you mentioned in your blog. I have thoroughly enjoyed this journey.

    • JuJu says:

      I {heart} Bill Leslie! He seems like the kind of uncle you can’t wait to see at a family reunion!
      I miss my old local news people. They feel like family after years of watching them!

  7. Julie in Cincinnati says:

    This is beautiful!!!! Be safe and have a good day!

  8. katzien in austin says:

    I love the little sapling at the water’s edge. And we can see how big and tall it will become, god willing. So very beautiful!!

    • katzien in austin says:

      Did anyone else get that this is a song title?? I’m dating myself here, but that is a Cat Stevens song from the 70’s.

  9. RAYMOND in ALABAMA says:


  10. deanna valenti meyer says:

    I’m in the 40-ish club too….but don’t remember that song, or hymn. No matter what…it’s a gorgeous morning!!!!

    Happy Walking today Matt!

  11. young says:

    Further research will reveal that “Morning Has Broken” was a poem written by Eleanor Farjeon in 1931 to an old Gaelic tune associated with the Scottish village Bunessan and it became a popular children’s hymn.

  12. Lisa in Goldsboro NC says:

    40’s too! Guess alot of us older folk wish we could get out and do what Matt is doing. Oh the vicariousness of it all!!!!!!!!!!

    • Candice In Alabama says:

      Even us OLDER than “older folk” folks – like me – 50’s – thank goodness for the internet and vicarious living! :)

      • Steve in WI says:

        I’m with you Candice we are part of The Hobo Nation in the OLDER than “older folks” 50’s and wishing we could do what are leader is doing! Thank you Matt for letting us enjoy this journey with you.

      • Jennifer in KY says:

        I’m right there with you, Candice! Still following Matt’s journey, just haven’t posted in a while. Go Matt!

        • Don in Tennessee says:


          And some us us are 60 and above but not complaining. Love this journey and enjoying reading, meeting and talking to everyone across our great HOBO WORLD!

      • Marshall in RVA says:

        55 on my next b’day and I walk or ride a bicycle everywhere I go. Sold my car back when gas Hit $4.00+

  13. Barb V from Michigan says:

    Morning has broken, like the first morning
    Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
    Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
    Praise for the springing fresh from the word

    Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
    Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
    Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
    Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

    Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
    Born of the one light, Eden saw play
    Praise with elation, praise every morning
    God’s recreation of the new day.

  14. Pedro from Rockaway Beach NY says:

    Can Matt Swim… …Of course, he started off with a swim in the Atlantic Ocean in Rockaway Beach NY

  15. Jennifer in Brooklyn says:

    i have to say, when I read of your travels in the NY Post or Daily News (can’t remeber which) I thought you were absolutely crazy. Then I came here and saw your blog and the photos are magnificaent. As a New Yorker, I can’t beleive there are still honestly generous people still left in this world. I admire your tenacity! Keep up the good walk!!!!

  16. Michelle says:

    Very cool picture Matt!
    Peace, from Michelle in Providence

  17. Being as Old and decrepit as I am…I remember it too…great song…Cat…now Yusuf Islam…don’t know if he still sings a Christian song…but probably…music transcends most barriers…it is beautiful…and he did it very well…Matt, it fits the picture perfectly…

  18. 'gina says:

    In the reflections, Cant decide whether it is your cloud pics or your reflection pics or your reflection of the cloud pics I Love the best!!!! thanx again and again

  19. David says:

    Hi Matt

    Following your journey from New Zealand –

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us – epic


    • Jeff says:

      David…welcome to Hobo Planet. We (see all names above and throughout the 132 days) welcome you too.

    • Marshall in RVA says:

      David, I envy you. If I could choose anywhere else in the world to live it would be New Zealand. Welcome from a wannabe Kiwi. Maybe you could do a walk across your country and share it with us.

  20. kheavner says:

    Beautiful! You have a wonderful eye and your pictures are so good. I can hardly believe you take all of them with a camera phone. Thanks for sharing your adventure with all of us! Stay safe….

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