Keep Walking

Keep Walking, by Rumi

Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to. Don’t try to see through the distances. That’s not for human beings. 
Move within, but don’t move the way fear makes you move. 

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty & frightened. 

Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. 

Take down a musical instrument. 

Let the beauty we love be what we do. 

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. 

Rumi 

  
We had a wonderful evening at this cute albergue in the mountain. Since there was not much around, people sat around and talked. At 7:30 we had a community dinner, our second one in a row (previous night we did not start eating until 9).  We sat with a family of 4 from Barcelona, and a 23 year old girl from Switzerland. The food, the company and the conversation was wonderful. 

   
Sunset at the Alburgue. 

    
 
We left the albergue around 6:20 before the sun was out. There was just enough light from the moon to navigate our way (we also had our head lamp and flashlight). 

   
    
 
Soon we lost sight of the ocean as we climbed inland.  The landscape changed as well. 

   
    
    
   
We were done with intense climbing by 9 km. The rest of the day was gradual downhill with some climbs. 

   
    
    
    
    
 
Most of the morning was cool and cloudy.  Finally around 1 the sun popped out for our final extreme descent into the town of Markina. 

   
    
    
    
   
The sun was only out for about 30 minutes before it was engulfed by the clouds again. 

   
   
Fortunately we ever able to find a restaurant open at 4:30 and serving Menu de Peregrino, so we had an early dinner. Weather is turning cool already,and after 22 km we are contemplating calling it an early night. 

   
 
As you can see by my Fitbit data for last 6 days, we have had nice challenges. 

   
 

3 thoughts on “Keep Walking

  1. Agnes

    what an accopmlishment .. I keep thinking that i could never do what you are doing .. but then you never know what you are capable of …

    Reply
  2. Sitara

    You two are nuts! Don’t get overly tired from all those long days! Beautiful pictures, sending all my love!

    Reply
  3. sakkar01

    What beautiful Rumi poetry! Hey guys take your time and take lots of rest, I don’t want you to be done with the Camino by the time I make it there!

    Reply

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