Sunday, 13 June 2010

I,ve Seen Fire and I,ve Seen Rain

So here I sit in Santiago only the second day in 10 weeks I don,t walk tomorrow I fly home,thats if I can get my Ryan air ticket printed off,Last Sunday I caught the bus to Finnisterre met up with lots of people not seen for days and some not for weeks it was great to see everybody again,with over a week to kill nothing left to do but walk hey thats what I do.
 So walked the 30 k to Muxia (just like that) nice walk and the sun came out,then the bus to Ferrol and walked the full lengh of the English way,something I failed by 25k when last walked with Rosie,only problem was it rained like it can only rain in Galicia,every day but the last one when in a fit of madness walked the full 40k from Bruma to Santiago,only 5 people on the way,met up with in Neda and walked with 4 of them to Bruma and with a young couple from the Czeck republic into Santiago,this time I saw the city in a different light a quite more peace full town,all the Pilgrims tucked up for the night as we walked around at midnight,one of the benefits of staying in a backpacking hostel,so know its Sunday and nothing to do but chill and try and get some things washed and dried,so as not to continue the Tom Hanks film theme,and have people think I was moving into the Airport,
So nearly the end of what has been a great walk bring on the next adventure.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Just Sitting Watching The River Flow

This morning with just 40km left to go I sat by a river with my feet in the water and reflected on what had gone before and what lay ahead and felt good,but all things must pass and tonight with just 15km left to Santiago I am keen to finish and go home,thoughts of home (unpaid bills to pay ect) and the future intrude,as yet I had given little thought to when or even how I was to get home,now it seems flights are too expensive as are the trains so its looking like the bus,I believe I can get one to Paris ( I love it in the springtime) if not please look out for the bearded one hitching a lift.I have been so blessed on this epic walk what with the people I have met and the sights I have seen for example 2 reasent memories,weeks back I met an elderly lady from Germany the image of Audry Hepburn in her later years big sun hat included,she was nervous of what lay ahead,in the hills of Leon she sped past full of joy and pride in what she had acieved, I met up with her again in the bar last night she was being dined by a tall dark stranger we raised our glasses and smiled,she looked 20 years younger,and 2 nights ago when the whole bar linked arms and in 10 different languises (can,t spell) sang "for old langsyne" happy days.
     So tomorrow Santiago for one maybe two nights and then home before a much looked forward visit to Berlin.
 a famous English Sportsman once said after winning his 3rd gold for rowing that if he was ever seen in a boat again we should shoot him,he went on to win more golds,I feel the same about walking,but already have started to think about the coast to coast in England!!!