Mixed emotions…

Our travel today to Pedrouza brings us 20 km from Santiago. Our plan for today was 20km. All this translates into a simple fact. The end is near. Today was a day of relishing all the rituals, joys, pains, and ecstasy that we have enjoyed for last 6 weeks. We started this journey in France exactly 6 weeks ago. Today would be the last full day of travel and the last night in an Albergue. Tomorrow, God willing, we will be in Santiago de Compostela completing a 500 mile journey that has been in the planning for 2 years. So many of you have given us encouragement, good wishes, courage, and prayers. We could not have undertaken a journey of this magnitude without that support. Thank you all.

We started this morning just like many mornings, in the dark. We were out and walking by 6:30 am.

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This was the coldest morning yet. We started by climbing out of the city in mist and fog.

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The route once again was lush and green but this time full of eucalyptus tree and it’s fragrance.

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After a nice breakfast and later a break we continued on, making great progress.

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We gathered again for a relaxing lunch before finishing our walk for the day.

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View of our last Albergue as we settle in.

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Team Camino sends our best birthday wishes to our family and friends. This week we have 4 birthdays. Sanam, Taimour, Irfan, and David Rovner are celebrating their birthday this week. Here is a montage of flowers from today’s hike in their honor.

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Next stop Santiago!!!

5 thoughts on “Mixed emotions…

  1. Shalu

    I’ve been so keyed up with excitement for your big finish in Santiago de Compostella. I’ve been walkign around for two days humming with energy. I’m so excited for you all! And it may be bittersweet for you, but I would like my Mother back now. =)

    Much love to Team Camino!

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  2. Neerja sharma

    Absolutely wonderful.. What an achievement.. soon you will be enjoying the holiday part of the trip… Cheers to all of you..

    Absolutely marvellous…what an acheivement… now enjoy theholiday part of the trip.. cheers to you all..

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