Our second day of hiking was to see us conquer somewhere around twenty-nine kilometers, with our end destination being Palas de Rei. To fuel up for the hours of walking to come, we began the day with our croissants and café in a restaurant located on the Camino within Portomarín.
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Our first day as a ‘team’ began with a typical pilgrim’s breakfast: huge croissants and café con leche. Despite only meeting the previous evening, the five of us quickly fell into a routine of sharing our meals, conferring over the route for the day, and snapping an endless amount of selfies.
After a few days of rest in Astorga, I was finally ready to rejoin my fellow pilgrims and get back on the Camino de Santiago. It was a Monday, which for me seemed appropriate — it was the beginning of a new week and a second chance to finish my pilgrimage in one piece.
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
Time is just ticking away. I looked at the calendar the other day and I have less than 40 days to go! I got a bit anxious then. 1,162 more words
I believe in serendipity. I also believe in fate. I believe that sometimes in life, especially when we are at our lowest, we are presented with chance encounters to remind us that we’re being looked after and to give us the courage to continue on.
The fifteen or so kilometers between Hospital de Orbigo and Astorga proved to be some of the hardest hiking I’ve ever done. My goal in completing close to thirty kilometers on my initial day on the trail was to make my second day easy, ensuring plenty of rest before I had to start tackling the mountains after Astorga. 1,110 more words