“Wait, isn’t your pilgrimage over?”
Yes, but… my plan was always to continue walking from Santiago to the ocean. I’ve changed that up a bit, and I will walk to the ocean, but I’ll skip about half the distance.
So today I walked much of the first leg of the hike to the ocean. I covered 22.5 kilometers (14 miles). I walked out-and-back so I finished in Santiago. Tomorrow I’ll get a ride toward the ocean, then walk the last leg. I’ll take a bus back to Santiago again at the end of the day.
So bad news, you get a few more posts from me before you’re free!
What is “Camino Magic?”
It’s what pilgrims call the phenomenon of unbelievable coincidences that seem to happen regularly on the Camino.
For example, today I walked out of my hotel to start hiking and immediately bumped into Dave and Carla as they walked by my hotel. They are the only two people I know that are walking to the ocean and they had just started walking about ten minutes before. We walked 10 kilometers together which was really pleasant.
Coincidence? Divine providence? Who knows, but definitely Camino Magic.
3 thoughts on “Day 69 – Ventoso”
Awesome, Bill. I can’t wait to see the water!
1,600 km down, zero to go! Bravo, Bill, on that accomplishment.
Wait, there’s a coda!
I don’t want it to end, either.
Your wife, Betsy, and I put on some Pacific Northwest miles today. You’d be proud of her.