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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
... bus had just gone to refuel and change drivers so when my heart rate settled down I had time for a coffee haha. Beautiful scenery along the way and arrived in Santiago in the early afternoon. My small hotel was lovely, right at the entrance to the old city and the main gateway for pilgrims entering from the French route. My room had a long, windowed balcony and from there I could watch the pilgrims tramping in. Great atmosphere in this historical UNESCO listed city filled ...
... any rhyme or reason why. Many people have had to stop because of their injuries, but we saw the little Romanian grannies today walk past so they will make it.
A special thanks to Peter Wall at this point as I will get in without any blisters over the 800 kms. I have put on a silicone gel on my feet each day along with the toe socks and for some reason have been spared. Richard and Warren have not been so lucky but nothing will stop them ...
... of your friends back home going about theirs, you marvel at the idea: all I have to do today is walk. Just put one foot in front of the other until I stop.
You follow the signs (which are generally beautifully marked) and you just walk. You might chat to someone or you might drop into your own thoughts. You watch the view as the world slips ever so slowly by and you wonder to yourself, 'good god, did cars always go that fast?'
And sometimes you stop. ...
... forward to testing myself physically to determine whether attempting hiking the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail, both are potential items on my bucket list, is even plausible in the future. So it was in this frame of mind, I began my walk.
There is something pleasurable about such a simple, mundane schedule. Wake up at 5 a.m., walk an average of 30 kilometers, eat whatever food hasn't been picked over, and finally, sleep. ...
... as they gallop through the surrounding forest. The walk is peaceful enough, but the anticipation builds as you finally enter .... a wow is muttered as you enter the first room and then again for every room; they have been dressed and furnished as it may have been back in the day. Rich fabrics, grand tapestries, extravagant sculptures, gold framed paintings extending from ceiling to floor, expensive furniture and wallpaper - only a King game enough to wear pointy kitten ...
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