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!!!


  1. Congrats Ian on a wonderful achievement, even with a sore knee: you just couldn't give up in Leon could you?! I am sure those coast to coast dreams will soon be leading those feet on....

  2. thanks margaret.
    your blog was an insperation to me and your comments gave me strengh.

  3. Ultreia, sagalouts! Our day in Conques seems a long time ago, but that's how it is on the chemin. I'm at home in Oz, planning my next stage, Pamplona to Finisterre. Of course, I'll be moving at a far more dignified pace.

    Go the lout!


  4. it was great to meet you rob having spoken on line,all the best and may you be walking again soon.

  5. Congratulations! I just saw on the Le Puy Forum that you made it. Good news travels fast. I have not yet gotten up the courage to register there yet, but I feel like you are an old friend. I have appreciated your kind response to questions/comments from others. Hope the knee is okay.
    Summer 2011

  6. Those aren't your legs??!

    Jen xXx

  7. at the moment I am 15k from Santiago haveing gone to the coast and walked the English Camino 110k I had to pass the time somehow before my flight on the 14 june see you all soon.