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Returned from Santiago

#1
Returning Home

Hi Ivar, greetings from Scotland

I returned from Santiago 2 days ago after completing the Sarria to Santiago route and wanted to tell you i had the time of my life. I met so many incredibly amazing and beautiful people, pilgrims, tourists and residents along the way.
I found it extremely hard going especially considering the very hot temperatures but i would not change it for the world.
The spirit and comradeship between the Pilgrims i met was second to none.
I wore a kilt throughout and it turned out to be a very popular item of clothing. Ive never had my photo taken so much, never mind the constant requests for people to have their photo taken with me. I was even asked to give an interview to a Spanish t.v station and an interview with a newspaper, the Galician something (9th aug).
Ive had a fantastic journey/adventure and i would like to thank yourself, Dael from Scotland and everyone i met along the way who contributed to what i believe to be a life changing experience.
So many people ive spoken to all say the same thing, the real Camino begins once you return home, i think they are right.

Buen Camino to one and all
 
#2
sounds like u had quite a trip. Nice one

Say hi to Dael from me if u see him. I met him on the Via de la Plata a few months ago... funny guy :)
 
#3
Cheers Wannes

yes i had the time of my life.....I'll need o write to Dael soon, i'll say hello to him for you..

all the best

Paul de los Carry
 
Camino(s) past & future
2002-2004-2006-2008-2011-2015
Cycled from Scotland,walked Francias, walked V.D.L.P, winter on Francais, stroll on Englaise
#4
Good Evening Gentlemen,
Nice to read postings from you both.
Wannes - in case you are wondering I walked the full distance nae bother. I still remember the Spanish phrase we learned when we shared a beer but I didn't get to try it out. I do hope you meant "funny" in the amusing sense.
Paul - looking forward to hearing all about your (first ?) camino. I did warn you that it gets addictive.
Dael
 
#5
hey dael...

look what i've got :



So u finished it...nice one. But i didn't. At Peubla de Sanabria I had to go home because of some domestic troubles....just 200km to go...i literally had to turn around in the middle of the forest :(
 
Camino(s) past & future
2002-2004-2006-2008-2011-2015
Cycled from Scotland,walked Francias, walked V.D.L.P, winter on Francais, stroll on Englaise
#6
Hi,
Sorry to hear that 'real' life intruded on your camino.
Love the photo
Dael
 

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