I know very little of Andulucia, having confined my three previous trips to the "straight across" route of the Camino Francais. As I sit here in a Missouri apartment drinking coffee which definitely lacks that kick of coffee champagne we all love, on a windless Monday just at the tip edge from summer to autumn, I find tears are streaming down my face. There is an inexplicable soul-longing, unfettered from guitars and coffee and Caminos and cathedrals. Something deep within me, in April 2002, a well-traveled newbie peregina gazing at snow from a Pamploa-bound train, sighed and said "I am home".
Thank you. I have been walking the Bay Circuit Trail in Mssachusetts since August with another peregrina. I haven't decided if it is a training walk to prepare for returning to the Chemin de compostelle or a New England virtual camino, but I have thought of the Camino often while walking. As of today, we are two thirds along our way - 160 of 240 miles complete. This was my reward for today's section. Ultreia!