(I am reposting this because it did not load correctly due to bad wifi at the airport yesterday.)
On board so there is no turning back now. Seems like years since I was last on a train or plane. So much has changed for better or worse. I’m going to try to focus on discovering the positive changes in the world.
This year’s pilgrimage may be a more relaxed pace than my last. I have already decided to take an early detour to visit the city of Braga. This is literally the religious capital of Portugal but not on the Camino route. So I’ll take a bus and visit for one overnight. It promises to be an interesting visit.
I’ve gotten cross eyed from reading the tiny print in my guidebook. So I think it’s time to once again “ say yes to the universe “ and just see where my feet take me. My original plan has been to walk north from Porto Portugal to Santiago de Compostela Spain and then west to Finnesterra and the Atlantic Ocean. This will be roughly two weeks. I would like to walk at least two more weeks but do not have a firm idea of what trail(s) I may follow. There are many wonderful possibilities.
I am happy to have it weigh in at my target weight of 18 lbs. I’ve made reservations for the first couple of days to ensure accommodations, as many places are closed due to Covid, plus it is the end of the season and some are closing soon.
Thank you again to all who have donated to the fundraiser I have running on Facebook to benefit the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. The response has been amazing and I haven’t even begun my pilgrimage. I will be keeping the fundraiser live until Thanksgiving do there is plenty of time for others to join in.
Once again I will be keeping a prayer book with names I will pray for on my way to Santiago de Compostela. If you or someone you know could use an extra prayer please send the name and I will add it to my book. 🙏