It might not look like it but I was freezing and soaking wet. There was a torrential downpour and I didnt have a poncho!
Im here and have access to a computer again, so Im going to put up another update.....
Im still in Spain, and still on El Camino. Im in a tiny town called Najera now, and tomorrow Im going to go to Santo Domingo to get a lucky cock feather, and possibly go on to GraÃ±on, supoosedly it has the best Refugio, for atmosphere, on the whole Camino. This is according to one of my new dear freinds Matt, who is on his third Camino. I have met so many great people, but my main group of miscreant pilgrims, consists of 2 englishmen, a dane, an irishman, and myself. There are far more men than women here, and Germans are the largest single nationality. I have olny met 2 other Americans. I lost them days ago, but they were okay.
I buckeled my kneee the other day so I had to swallow some pride and take the bus or get left behind. Damn that horse of mine for kicking it last summer!! Oh well, I got a brace today and it feels much better, so I am going to put it to the test with a 30km day
Sporting my jerry rigged poncho the next day...
tomorrow. It is amazing, but we do that day after day, and for many days to come, it makes you realize how much abuse a human body can take and keep going. I do some yoga and stretches every night, and did acupuncture on my knee to help with the bustedness. So far so good, Im holding together.
Im also meeting a lot of Italians which is fun, because they love to teach me Italain phrases. My new favorite is Sono una donna, non sono una santa! Im a woman, not a saint! Im also on the mission to find a computer with access to a USB port so I can upload some pictures, until then, I can not even describe the country I am passing through it reminds me of Hawaii, then San Diego, then North Carolina, it changes constantly, but is always beautiful.
Send me some updates on what you are all doing so I can still feel like part of the scene! I miss everyone, but I am having an amazing time!
Well, damn! This didnt get published, I ran out of internnet time, and so it has been sitting here for a few
My pilgrim evening wear, it is the height of fashion!
days, let me bring it up to date quickly. Im in the smallest town called Hontanas. I am a few days down the road, maybe 5 or so... I already made a whole slew of new friends, including a man named Cinnamon! I swear its true!
Anayway, so much has happened, I hardly know what to say, except that I am about one third of the way now, and still holding togther. Although I did get the hugest blister the day we walked 48 kilometers! My friend Matt carried my backpack for the last 5Km at least. That is like 3rd base in Pilgrim land, but he is really more like my little brother than anything else! So it was a fillial obligation! I lanced it and drrained it, so no more problems, but I am taking two short days to make up for our forced march! Oh and I met a mother and daughter couple that are from Maui and we know tons of people in common, she even rode my old horse! Small world huh?
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