Day 68 – Santiago de Compostela

Made it.

After an astonishing 67 days of good weather, today, I was hammered by a storm.

It got so bad that all we could do was laugh. It let up as we came into the main square though, so we had a chance to celebrate.

I’ll share other photos tomorrow, but today I’ll just share pure joy… my friends happy. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Champions Chet and Linda.
Deserving Dave and Clara.
Cool Cathy and Nathan
Victory for Victoria.
Terrific Tess and Beth.
Marvelous Matt, Kristi and Katy.
Joyous Joan.
Peppy Peter and Sandra.
Greatness for Gary and Deb.
Daring Derek and Jolyn.
Video: Santiago de Compostela in the rain. A little (or a lot) of rain wasn’t going to get us down.

56 thoughts on “Day 68 – Santiago de Compostela

  1. Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment for you and all your Camino friends. Have a joyous celebration tonight!

  2. Congratulations! Thank you for taking us along with you. I’ve enjoyed reading your daily updates and will miss hearing from you!

  3. Awesome! Congratulations, Bill! So happy for you and all of your friends! Thank you for all the updates. In a way, we all felt a part of the adventure!

  4. Congratulations Bill on a job well done! I got goose bumps and tears of joy during that last video.
    Enjoy the rest of your well-deserved Holiday!! Thank you so much for taking us on your journey!!! What’s next?!

  5. Congratulations Bill! I have looked forward to your posts every day, almost like being there (not) ! Looking forward to hearing more the next time we see each other.

  6. The Joy is in the Journey! It has been wonderful e-traveling the Camino with you, Bill, especially your reflections about its life lessons.

  7. Congratulations on the completion of an awesome journey. Thanks so much for all the great documentation and photos that made us feel like we were there with you. You deserve to take a couple days off! Well done

  8. What a journey! Very happy for you, Bill. Memories and friendships for a lifetime. Thank you for taking us along. ❤️ 🐄 🐑 🔔

  9. Congrats on completing your spectacular journey, Bill! I enjoyed reading your daily offerings. There surely must have been days when you were too exhausted to write and did so anyway! Thanks for taking us along on your adventure!

  10. Impressive journey! You really learned a lot about yourself and got to see such beautiful sights. Just amazing! Thank you for letting “walk” along with you.

  11. Congrats Bill! Well done and TY for sharing the walk and adventure with all of us. It was great to follow and I am very proud of your commitment and focus.

    Rest up and get back home to be with Shirley and your family. We look forward to seeing you soon. My days are wide open. Come visit us in NY.

    Take care.

    Todd and Christine.

  12. Congratulations Bill! What an amazing accomplishment!! It was a privilege to take part, a very passive part, of your experience. Thank you for sharing each day.

  13. Way to go Bill! You really did it!
    So glad you hung in there through shin splints and other obstacles.
    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.

  14. congratulations! I am so proud to be the mother of a true pilgrim! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. It was an inspiring experience.

  15. Congratulations, Bill, it has been a lot of fun watch reading your daily posts. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

  16. Congratulations Bill – a pilgrimage very very well earned. It has been a delight to follow your progress – your daily pictures, videos and comments have been wonderful.

  17. Congratulations, Bill!
    Thanks so much for sharing your journey! It has been such a blessing to follow along with you through your fantastic photos and videos and commentary! Praise God you have made it safely!

  18. Well done, Bill👍👍👍. I’m so happy you could finish strong and you will never be the same! New perspectives, new friends, and new intentions will be a part of the new you! I hope Shirley will still pick you up😜😜. Safe travels as you return to the first day of the rest of your American life,

  19. Awe-inspiring Bill. My emotions are ‘complicated’ … I’m feeling sad that the pilgrimage is at an end. At the same time, however, my heart is full — happy (via you), joyful (through your selfless sharing), excited (for your accomplishment of an amazing adventure), and content … thank you for sharing it all with us. I feel the warmth, love, and PEACE — even in the rain (the tears of joy from Heaven)! THANK YOU BILL! I await your next adventure! May the love and peace of God be always with you! Just awesome. Hugs!

  20. Amazing journey!! 👍💪❤️ You’ve inspired Brian and me to check out longer pilgrimage journeys like the Camino as part of our travel plans. 🥾🥾

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