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Finally....my first steps!

MarcelWals

April 2018...Camino Portugues...#2
Camino(s) past & future
October 2016: Camino Frances
#1
Finally I made my first steps! After a long day of flying, waiting, flying again, taking a bus, I finally get where my starting point was. Sarria. And I said it before...i will walk the camino light version. But it's my camino. And before I took a delicious meal, I went to the centre to see some parts of Sarria. How nice. The place I found to stay over was fine. And I could even take a warm shower. Wow! Let the day begin! I start the day by a good breakfast and now I'm ready to walk, let go of things and just enjoy my steps. I will see what they bring me....And even it will be rainy, I will walk in shorts. Most of the rain will fall next to me ;) For my fellow walkers, wish you a buen Camino!

Cheers!

Marcel
 
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Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
#11
Finally I made my first steps! After a long day of flying, waiting, flying again, taking a bus, I finally get where my starting point was. Sarria. And I said it before...i will walk the camino light version. But it's my camino. And before I took a delicious meal, I went to the centre to see some parts of Sarria. How nice. The place I found to stay over was fine. And I could even take a warm shower. Wow! Let the day begin! I start the day by a good breakfast and now I'm ready to walk, let go of things and just enjoy my steps. I will see what they bring me....And even it will be rainy, I will walk in shorts. Most of the rain will fall next to me ;) For my fellow walkers, wish you a buen Camino!

Cheers!

Marcel
Buen Camino !
 

Yellowfriend

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Porto- Santiago / Fisterra- Muxia sept 2016
SJPP- Santiago may 2017planninh
#12
Finally I made my first steps! After a long day of flying, waiting, flying again, taking a bus, I finally get where my starting point was. Sarria. And I said it before...i will walk the camino light version. But it's my camino. And before I took a delicious meal, I went to the centre to see some parts of Sarria. How nice. The place I found to stay over was fine. And I could even take a warm shower. Wow! Let the day begin! I start the day by a good breakfast and now I'm ready to walk, let go of things and just enjoy my steps. I will see what they bring me....And even it will be rainy, I will walk in shorts. Most of the rain will fall next to me ;) For my fellow walkers, wish you a buen Camino!

Cheers!

Marcel
Hey Marcel
I am jealous :rolleyes:
Buen Camino!!!!:)
 

MarcelWals

April 2018...Camino Portugues...#2
Camino(s) past & future
October 2016: Camino Frances
#14
Thank you all! Well....it was even more then I expected. What an amazing day! So much experienced today that I have to take time to let it all land. And then think it over what it learned/gave me today. What I litterly asked this morning by saying it loud, it happend! How bizarre. What a good feeling. Unfortunally today there is no mis in the church of Portomarin. Hoppefully I will get one tomorrow where my plan is to palas de rei. Thanks for all your kinds words.

Marcel
 

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
#21
Ola
Keep your heart open to the miracles around you...few of mine came from the surroundings of brick and mortar. So excited for you.
Buen Camino
 

Yellowfriend

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Porto- Santiago / Fisterra- Muxia sept 2016
SJPP- Santiago may 2017planninh
#22
Thank you all! Well....it was even more then I expected. What an amazing day! So much experienced today that I have to take time to let it all land. And then think it over what it learned/gave me today. What I litterly asked this morning by saying it loud, it happend! How bizarre. What a good feeling. Unfortunally today there is no mis in the church of Portomarin. Hoppefully I will get one tomorrow where my plan is to palas de rei. Thanks for all your kinds words.

Marcel
Ooo that sounds good! Just enjoy everything that comes on your way! The Camino Will bring you what you need, mass or no mass.
Buen Camino
 

JimGeier

Active Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Spring 2016
Camino Frances Autumn 2017
#23
...the world is your Church...hear it in the wind, babbling brooke....the song of the birds as you pass
Tonight you'll see it in the stars and again as the sun rises.
Penny, you are so right...the world is our church, and we can immerse ourselves in the beauty all around us, and that is so ever-present along the Camino.

--jim--
 

Doogman

Active Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Many more in the future (hopefully)
#24
Hi Marcel: I absolutely love your enthusiasm! I am very envious. It makes me want to leave right now instead of waiting until next summer. I just know that you will have a great walk and return again for more! Buen Camino!
 

MarcelWals

April 2018...Camino Portugues...#2
Camino(s) past & future
October 2016: Camino Frances
#25
It is really unbelievable what the Camino gives! I came here with an open mind and I already have the feeling that I'm growing. I was lucky today (again). Met a lot of people, went to a mass, meet the priest and a good chat. I give him a present from Holland:A wooden shoe. I have to write all my stories/feelings on paper cause it is so much what it does with me. And I know it's not good to say it right now but I am not looking forward that it's already done...my Camino. I wish I could stay. But what I learned here I will take back to Holland. My family and frienda will get the benefits of my journey. But I will come back. The good thing is.. my plan is to reach Santiago this saturday and for sunday I will enjoy all things. No plans. My Camino so far is far beyond Buen!

Cheers!

Marcel
 

Mike Savage

So many friends to meet . . . so little time
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés,Inglés
Muxia/Finisterre
Português Coastal
Português Central
Sanabrés
#27
Buen Camino Marcel!
 

Yellowfriend

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Porto- Santiago / Fisterra- Muxia sept 2016
SJPP- Santiago may 2017planninh
#28
It is really unbelievable what the Camino gives! I came here with an open mind and I already have the feeling that I'm growing. I was lucky today (again). Met a lot of people, went to a mass, meet the priest and a good chat. I give him a present from Holland:A wooden shoe. I have to write all my stories/feelings on paper cause it is so much what it does with me. And I know it's not good to say it right now but I am not looking forward that it's already done...my Camino. I wish I could stay. But what I learned here I will take back to Holland. My family and frienda will get the benefits of my journey. But I will come back. The good thing is.. my plan is to reach Santiago this saturday and for sunday I will enjoy all things. No plans. My Camino so far is far beyond Buen!

Cheers!

Marcel
I recognise every word Marcel. Am so glad for you!
Buen Camino!
 

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
#29
It is really unbelievable what the Camino gives! I came here with an open mind and I already have the feeling that I'm growing. I was lucky today (again). Met a lot of people, went to a mass, meet the priest and a good chat. I give him a present from Holland:A wooden shoe. I have to write all my stories/feelings on paper cause it is so much what it does with me. And I know it's not good to say it right now but I am not looking forward that it's already done...my Camino. I wish I could stay. But what I learned here I will take back to Holland. My family and frienda will get the benefits of my journey. But I will come back. The good thing is.. my plan is to reach Santiago this saturday and for sunday I will enjoy all things. No plans. My Camino so far is far beyond Buen!

Cheers!

Marcel
I'm so happy for you. Even when walking the whole Camino this summer....coming to the end was hard. You would think with daily pain it would be a relief...the feelings will be a mix for you I'm sure. Enjoy my friend.
 

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
#30
I was so sick when I got to Santiago. I went to mass and then to my room which was my usual. What wasn't was waking up a few hours later with chills and sweats. I felt horrible.. I wanted so much to continue to Muxia and Finisterre. No way. I flew out to Madrid for home and after seeing a Doctor was on bedrest. Heat exhaustion, intestinal infection... prescribed four different Meds. I know there was NO way I could continue but feel unfinished. Stupid I know as I walked the full Camino. I hope to go back and finish that part. Today I had a recheck of the skin Cancer on my nose. Doctor wants another biopsy...seems worried. But wants me to wait 6 weeks... he feels I've been through so much lately. He had warned me after the two Cemo treatments last December....if it returned it would mean disfiguring invasive surgery.
My sweet hubby says I'd still be sexy with half a nose....I guess what I'm saying walk it like it's your last...make it count. I'm not saying mine was my last but you just never know.... God Bless ....Stay Strong... And Be All You Can Be.
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
#31
@Penny Kingma that is a beautiful post. In the hope that it helps, from about as far on earth as it is possible to be from Ontario Canada, you are in my thoughts here in Sydney. And your husband sounds like a keeper.
 

Meliza

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2 years ago approx (2014) planned; first camino 11 - 15 Sept (2016 Sarria - Santiago)
#34
Hi Marcel hope you are still in Palais Del Rai pls give my regards to Father Alberto (Comboni priest) in case u see him gracias :)

Palais Del Rei Father Alberto.jpg
 

MarcelWals

April 2018...Camino Portugues...#2
Camino(s) past & future
October 2016: Camino Frances
#35
Hi Marcel hope you are still in Palais Del Rai pls give my regards to Father Alberto (Comboni priest) in case u see him gracias :)

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Unfortunately I left Palas. But I met Father Alberto and we speak some time. What an amazing man! He gave me some good advices. And I gave him a present fron Holland. Now it's too far to walk back. Next time I will say hi,ok? ;)
 

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
#36
I just made some purchases from Ivars online store....the hands free umbrella as shade is hard to find....the Portuguese Camino guide....Stay positive and Always keep planning ahead.....
 

Yellowfriend

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Porto- Santiago / Fisterra- Muxia sept 2016
SJPP- Santiago may 2017planninh
#37
I was so sick when I got to Santiago. I went to mass and then to my room which was my usual. What wasn't was waking up a few hours later with chills and sweats. I felt horrible.. I wanted so much to continue to Muxia and Finisterre. No way. I flew out to Madrid for home and after seeing a Doctor was on bedrest. Heat exhaustion, intestinal infection... prescribed four different Meds. I know there was NO way I could continue but feel unfinished. Stupid I know as I walked the full Camino. I hope to go back and finish that part. Today I had a recheck of the skin Cancer on my nose. Doctor wants another biopsy...seems worried. But wants me to wait 6 weeks... he feels I've been through so much lately. He had warned me after the two Cemo treatments last December....if it returned it would mean disfiguring invasive surgery.
My sweet hubby says I'd still be sexy with half a nose....I guess what I'm saying walk it like it's your last...make it count. I'm not saying mine was my last but you just never know.... God Bless ....Stay Strong... And Be All You Can Be.
Wish you all good and recovery from Holland, you Will be back on the Camino! Xxxxxx
 
Camino(s) past & future
Future walks (2017)
#38
Finally I made my first steps! After a long day of flying, waiting, flying again, taking a bus, I finally get where my starting point was. Sarria. And I said it before...i will walk the camino light version. But it's my camino. And before I took a delicious meal, I went to the centre to see some parts of Sarria. How nice. The place I found to stay over was fine. And I could even take a warm shower. Wow! Let the day begin! I start the day by a good breakfast and now I'm ready to walk, let go of things and just enjoy my steps. I will see what they bring me....And even it will be rainy, I will walk in shorts. Most of the rain will fall next to me ;) For my fellow walkers, wish you a buen Camino!

Cheers!

Marcel
Buen camino Marcel Wals!
 

MarcelWals

April 2018...Camino Portugues...#2
Camino(s) past & future
October 2016: Camino Frances
#40
After another 2 days of walk I have to say: above my expectation! What an amazing adventure. It changed me. For sure. And I read also the post that the Camino is changing into a Disney tour. I understand that post. I agree and see it also. But...I walk/talk to other pilgrims I share my story, listen to others and learn. I eat and drink with them. I only take with me what I need to grow from doin' the camino. It is the law of attraction. That what you send you will receive. I am having the time of my
 

MarcelWals

April 2018...Camino Portugues...#2
Camino(s) past & future
October 2016: Camino Frances
#41
....life and talk to locals if I need something. Yesterday I needed a saw. I walk to a local, asked my question and got helped. You can get anything you want. Just do it!
Thanks fot sharing my story.

Marcel
 

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
#43
After another 2 days of walk I have to say: above my expectation! What an amazing adventure. It changed me. For sure. And I read also the post that the Camino is changing into a Disney tour. I understand that post. I agree and see it also. But...I walk/talk to other pilgrims I share my story, listen to others and learn. I eat and drink with them. I only take with me what I need to grow from doin' the camino. It is the law of attraction. That what you send you will receive. I am having the time of my
Yes ! You've got it. See the positives ! So Happy for You
 

MarcelWals

April 2018...Camino Portugues...#2
Camino(s) past & future
October 2016: Camino Frances
#48
....I have to change the name of my thread in "Unfortunately....my last steps"
Today I will walk to my destination for this time: Santiago! But...man oh man...how will I miss this (feeling). Everynight I wrote a short story and when I'm back I will write it again. To remember, share it and cherish it. Will make a nice collage of pics with people I met and hang it on a place I daily can see. I wanna thank you all for giving me advices, comments and a listener's ear.
Wish all a buen Camino!
Marcel
 

SabineP

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
#49
....I have to change the name of my thread in "Unfortunately....my last steps"
Today I will walk to my destination for this time: Santiago! But...man oh man...how will I miss this (feeling). Everynight I wrote a short story and when I'm back I will write it again. To remember, share it and cherish it. Will make a nice collage of pics with people I met and hang it on a place I daily can see. I wanna thank you all for giving me advices, comments and a listener's ear.
Wish all a buen Camino!
Marcel
Enjoy Santiago Marcel!

And enjoy planning the next Camino....:)
 

Mike Savage

So many friends to meet . . . so little time
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés,Inglés
Muxia/Finisterre
Português Coastal
Português Central
Sanabrés
#51
What a great day!
 

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