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Published: September 28th 2009
Well finally my best buddy has joined me on the walk of a lifetime! We have both walked 23kms today to now be in Portamarin... a tiny town just four days walk from Santiago. Bill arrived in Lugo last night after 3 days travel which inlcuded four flioghts and a bus trip. needless to say I have left him sound asleep right now in our room. He is exhausted and after such a trip and carrying a far-too-heavy pack he is a shattered pilgrim. I am sure though that with a good nights sleep maybe helped along by a cervesa he´ll be fine and ready to go the next 26kms tomorrow.... I am an optimist, Iknow!!!
I had a taste of luxury whilst waiting for Bill. I left Sarria on Saturday morning and travelled the 30kms BY BUS to Lugo. It was relaly strange not walking! I then had two days to explore Lugo while intermittenly enjoying the comforts of my own apartment (read: space to move, sheets on bed, NO bed bugs and windows I was allowed to open!)
Just how I ma going to go after Santiago and not walking so far each day is anyone´s guess. I felt so good being back out there today. It is really such an amzing time.
Chick is back home now and even commented that it was weird to be back. I am glad I will have a couple of weeks to adjust to no walking as Bill and I enjoy ten days doing whatever sightseeing around Spain after this Friday!!! Wow! the end really is nigh. We passed a milestone (literally) today that marked the 99kms to go....I got quite excited. Even though I have been on the road for 5 weeks now and covered over 700kms it´s all still a bit hard to belive.
To Judy walking the relay for Life... every km walked is greta practice for something biggger... just kidding. Well done on every km done for Cancer Council Support.
TO Concetta... enjoy the last few days of preparation before the big walk. Remember it is gettingcooler at nights now so still pack something warm, add walking sticks if you can and pair of sandals for a change of shoes at night. Also if you have not already done so I recommend a very light sleeping as in weight to carry.
You will have an absolutely fab time here. Do you know where you will start? Enjoy!!
Thanks for all your love and support everyone. Just gotta get rid of these horrid bed bug bites and once again I will be 100% out there. Now going to see if Bill can be convinced to share a celebratory drink... to celebrate his first day, my 700kms mark passed and us being together again!!!!!! There´s always a reason for a drink or two after such a days walk... isn´t there!
Cheers everyone. Just 9okms (give or take to go!) WOW!!!!!!!!!
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