Camino June 12th (Chris)

Well, I´ve made it as far as Villalcazar de Sirga today, about 28km from where I stayed (with Christina) last night, a town called Itero de la Vega.

The road seemed REALLY long today, and my feet tired early, but I pressed on.  The next town from here, Carrion de los Condes, has a few albergues run by nuns who offer welcoming drinks… but my feet simply wouldn´t be able to carry me down the road another 6km. Perhaps they´ll serve good coffee in the morning… I couldn´t find any today.

With my tired, aching feet and the long road, I spent a good deal of time wondering if I want to continue down this road till the end… pun intended… every day seems to be a real battle with the feet, which takes a bit of the enjoyment out of it… perhaps I just need to slow down… do fewer kms on a daily basis.

Now, this walk is not a race, but on some level, you feel like you need to keep up with the people you´ve been walking with for the last two weeks… that being said, I´m seeing fewer and fewer familiar faces as time marches on… guess that really mirrors life; people come, and people go… and you never know when someone you´ve met in the past is going to show up, or when you´ll be presented with the opportunity to meet new people… met another Irish fellow named Mark a few towns back where he was going to stay… would have been great to share a pint or two with him, but there was just too much day (and walking) left… maybe down the road…

I walked alone today, as I usually do, but today, I think a bit of company would have helped pass the time… I felt like I could have used the companionship.

The weather, although a tad cold and windy, has been great for walking in… I´d be a happy pilgrim if I never have to walk a day in the rain.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better for me, both mentally and physically.


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  1. Dad says:

    Hang in there Chris! Keep right on to the end… Check with Christina asap if her new footwear made a difference.

    • chris says:

      Thanks Ron… today was a much better day for me, both physically and mentally… funny what a difference a day makes!