Grateful and Blessed

Today marks the end of our Camino walk. We made it to Santiago. We feel so grateful and blessed to have the health and the energy to undertake such a journey, and the good fortune and blessings to complete it. 
We appreciate also all the support of our family and friends. Words can’t express how blessed we feel. 
We started at 8 today and enjoyed a dream-like walk in the morning. Clouds, fog and sun were all cooperating with each other to create a mosaic of beautiful vision. 

I will let the pictures do the talking. 













We loved our journey. This quote we found expresses our feelings,

“Once you achieve a significant goal, you will not be the same person you were when you set out on the journey. The process of achieving your goal and the experience you have gained will have changed you. This is why the journey is the reward.”

25 thoughts on “Grateful and Blessed

  1. Madhuri

    Bravo.. And congratulations.
    We have enjoyed this journey with you. What a writer you have become Inayet.

    Thanks for sharing I am amazed that’s all!!


  2. samji13700

    Congrats – after such an arduous hike most of the way and then the cold and windy rain for several days, you guys did it again. I am sure you are in a state of bliss. Enjoy the moments and celebrate!

  3. Bob & Lizette Wellauer

    Congratulations! What a beautiful and inspiring journey! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    Bob & Lizette

  4. Carla Pai

    Congratulations on this great journey again and many many thanks for sharing with all of us. I am so proud and happy for the two of you. This was a hard Camino and you did it so well. I loved your posts, your pictures and your thoughts. Hugs, Carla

  5. cojim

    Congratulations!!!! You are an inspiration to those of us who sit on the fence, deciding whether or not to return to Spain and do another Camino. Thanks for sharing this journey with us, and showing us that the Camino has many faces, and that there is so much more than the FrancΓ©s. We hope to see you at some of the local APOC events after your return. Ultreia!

  6. Amy

    Salutations on the perfect ending to your magical journey, and thank you so much for including us through your gorgeous photos and thoughtful narrative. Hope to see you one day soon!

  7. Barkataly Jiwani.

    Congratulations on completing journey. And thanks for sharing with all of us.I was enjoining your blog .See you soon.Barkataly.

  8. Iris

    Stunning photos throughout the journey. Thank you for being an inspiration and sharing your incredible views of true beauty along the way!

  9. Bilquis

    Congratulation – brave couple! I am sure your journey must have transformed both of you spiritually. Thank you very much for sharing your inspiring journey to creat a spark of inspiration to under take such an transformational journey in life. Life always offers opportunities to follow ones dream, it all depends on the determination of an individual to make it a reality. You both did itπŸ˜„
    Now waiting for another journey to follow you two!

    1. ejiwani Post author

      It was such pleasure to meet you in Gijon. We just left Spain after spending some time in the south. I am sorry Camino del Norte did not go through your town! It would have been nice to see you and your beautiful town.

  10. Monique Henningfield

    I love the picture of you throwing your hat up into the air!!! Congrats and I so love reading your posts and seeing your pictures!!!!! πŸ™‚

  11. Franziska

    Hello Pat and Enayet,

    you made it a second time ti Santiago, congratulation. We are proud of you both. What are you doinig now? Do you come again to Germany? Have a nice time. Franziska and Michael.

    1. ejiwani Post author

      We are in Malaga tonight. After Santiago, we have been to Leon, Barcelona, Valencia, and Granada. Tomorrow we go to Marbella for a week. After that we make our way

  12. Katie W

    So great to see that you arrived well in Santiago!
    Hopefully you enjoyed the way as much as we did.

    Katie and Klara
    The two german Girls you first met in Ribadesella πŸ™‚

    1. ejiwani Post author

      So nice to hear from you. I bet you are back in university and missing Camino. We are now in Portugal and will be going home next weekend. It was a pleasure traveling along for a bit.

  13. Janna Pijoan

    Hello…I don’t know if you, Enayet & Pat, will receive this. I commented and introduced myself awhile back. I just made the connection while spending time this weekend with our dear friends Catherine & Dan from Portland. We all just discovered the connection! They walked with you! Janna Pijoan, Newport, Oregon. We recently moved from Fort Collins, CO.

    1. ejiwani Post author

      So nice to hear from you again. We remember your comment. If you see Catherine and Dan, please give our regards. We enjoyed traveling with them last year. Good luck in your plans for Camino.


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