Monday, June 26, 2017

My Camino Day 27 & 28

Day 27 Sarria to Portomarin (22 km) 
Day 28 Portomarin to Palas de Rei (25 km)

The young and new pilgrims got up so early. 5 am! Maybe they could not sleep well last night because it was their first night sleeping at the albergue. Sharing the room and bunk beds with new people must have affected their sleep quality.   We started walking around 6 am. It was a 37 degree day but they walked really well. They had no problem walking 22 km on the first day!

My backpack was so heavy with extra stuff Joy brought from Toronto: running shoes, camera kit, and some instant food. We walked 6 hours today. Tomorrow will be another 37 degree day. 

On their second day of walking the young  pilgrims had a difficult time. It was certainly a very different day from yesterday. I tried to give them as many stops as possible but walking with their heavy backpacks was too much for them. And unfortunately, everyone except Chaereen had an upset stomach from the dinner last night. Poor kids.. At the end of the day all of them decided to send their backpacks to the next town for tomorrow. We stopped at a private albergue in Palas de Rei. The evening sun was so hot that we could not go to bed until after 11 pm. 

Today’s walk was all about my new team. The whole dynamic has changed. I now have to consider them as I plan for tomorrow. It’s an interesting experience to walk as a team. It reminds me that we are individuals living in community.  Three more days until Santiago. Buen Camino!

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