Finally at 9 pm last night my two brothers Barkat and Sikander met up with us at our Albergue. They traveled all day by train to go from Madrid to Santiago. From Santiago they took a taxi for 50 km to meet us in Melide. Welcome to two new members to our team Camino.
It was such a joy and pleasure to have my brothers, whom I admire and look up to, among us. Barkat bhai has been my inspiration for the Camino. He is my oldest brother and my role model for walking. He is healthy and fit and loves walking. I caught my walking bug observing him. In fact, I originally chose the date of 2014 so that we could celebrate his 80th birthday by doing the Camino together. It is a dream come true for me that he is able to be here to complete the Camino with me
Sikander bhai is probably the most generous and good hearted man I know in the world He has always been there for me and a source of inspiration for my life. The joy and pleasure I feel with my two brothers cannot be described in words.
We were able to reserve a private room for them at our Albergue. It also happens that we had a private room for 8, this way we were able to spend time together without disturbing others.
We had brought back pizza for them and we were all able to eat, chat, and reminisce before calling it a night.
Today we had planned a 15 km walk, so we did not need to rush in the morning. We were out of the Albergue by 7:30 and met across the street for coffee and croissant.
Our original plan was for Sikander to take a taxi to our next night’s aubergue and meet us at the end of the day when we finished our walk. He changed his mind and decided to join us for the walk to next town about 5.5 km away.
It was yet another beautiful day for walking and we enjoyed the simple sights and sound of birds and roosters, reminding us as to how lucky we were to be enjoying the nice morning walk in the Spanish country side.
During one of our morning breaks we met up with our friends from Germany whom we had not seen in a week.
We stopped for lunch with beautiful views and good food.
We had a nice afternoon and
dinner in Arzua. All are settled in their beds for the night because we have an early morning walk to Pedrouza, our last night before Santiago.