We have followed the steps of our friend E. since she left Vancouver.
The beginning was a hard time from her. The legs were sore, the feet were in pain, her backpack was a stone hanging in her back… but everything goes away.
On the Camino, she met a group of strong and fit friends from 4 different countries and walked with them. They enjoyed the San Mateo Festival in Logroño, that happens every year at the end of September.
After Burgos, she started walking by her own. She wanted to find the peace and the serenity of the Castilian plateau.
Since Burgos, I was walking mostly alone, or on and off with one or two other random fellow peregrinos, when I did need the time and opportunity for my own meditation. That all worked out in its own way and I was happy with the outcome.
In her last 10 days, she was really picking up the energy and pace and was walking even more hours and extra kilometers when it was sunny.
She walked pass the Cruz de Ferro (dropped the rock of sorrow) and at O’Cebreiro, she saw the Second or forgotten Holy Grail, hidden by the heavy fog and mountains.
On her last day, she waked up very early to do the last effort to Santiago at get on time for the grand Sunday ceremony in the Cathedral by 12 pm.
She couldn’t do the English way (From Santiago to Finisterre) but she took one on the many buses available from the Santiago bus station to Finisterre and coming back the same day again to Santiago.
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