Saturday, May 21, 2016

Day Eleven: Wander with a Purpose

Some days, the Camino reminds you that you are stronger than you thought you were; the trails test your limits and force you to rely on an inner strength (and sometimes an outer strength) that you didn't know you had. Today was one of those days. 

I want to tell everyone all about it, but to start at the beginning and go all the way through will take a while, and I can barely keep my eyes open. So here are the highlights and details will come tomorrow morning ... 

We walked a lot today. More than usual. More than we planned. More than anyone planned. In the rain. Lots of rain. We practically swam. And though this could have dampened our spirits and pulled us down, we rose to the occasion and even encouraged others to rise as well. And now we are safe and dry and warm and tucked into bed. 

Here are a few photos from today ... 


Me and my favorite pilgrim in a vineyard. Also known as the "when we were dry" photo ... 
This pilgrim lives in Santiago and completes a Camino every year -- he is a little crazy, but he sure has the spirit of the Camino!! 

Less than twenty kilometers to Santiago!! 

We channeled our inner duck today -- and these little guys were just adorable! 

This is the "now we are wet" photo ... also the "buck up soldier and carry on" photo. 

We are the strongest, stubbornest, wettest, tiredest pilgrims that ever did live. 

Warm and dry ... and in Santiago!!! 

When life gets hard in the future, I will look back to today and remember how strong we were, and how proud I was of both of us, and how God was sure to keep our guardian angels close. And when I wake, I will tell you all about today's adventure. 

Buen Camino. ❤️

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like today was really a challenge, am really glad it is over for you and hopefully you are sound asleep. So very proud of you and C J for going on this and handling all the unpleasantries as you do. Keepers that what you are... I pray that tomorrow brings sunny skies and soft secure steps. Love you....