The end of my first camino, 1000 km (621 miles) and the best experience of my life…
I started on the 1st May and it seems like a lifetime ago. I’ve met the most inspiring and courageous people and formed many beautiful friendships. I’ve walked through rain, snow, hail, wind and sunshine through the most spectacular countryside. I’ve experienced generosity from pilgrims and locals and come to truly believe that the “camino always provides.” I’ve laughed and cried everyday. I swam naked in the Atlantic in Muxia and felt alive. I came to the camino by myself but was never alone. I am so grateful for this experience and I know it’s just the beginning of my camino even though my shoes are ready for the bin. Everyone should walk at least one camino in their life, I hope I’ve helped to plant the seed in your minds. I’m so full of mixed emotions… thank you to everyone I met along the way and the hundreds of locals who pointed me in the right direction, the daily cuckoo and the birds always singing cheerfully even in the rain. I’m sure I will one day be able to eat tortilla and chorizo again and I will smile when I smell manure and remember the camino fondly.