Anticipate Spring 2022 Lisbon trek
- Year of past OR future Camino
A bit of background. My first knowledge of the Camino occurred 4 years ago when I was invited to fill a spot when a tour group member bailed at the last minute. I was a total stranger but the 10-days only cost me only airfare & heavily discounted base price. The missing member's deposit was already paid and that forfeited to me. Our group location was in an old monastery/winery 22 kilos from Santiago. Our group soon developed camaraderie and good times resulted. From there we toured all over Galacia. I immediately loved the history but especially the food. In one of the small towns a group of pilgrims were taking a break near us in a side park. Conversations ensued & I was immediately fascinated. Having recently retired and (characteristically) interested in new adventure, I asked many questions most of which went unanswered because the pilgrims trekked away. My curiosity remained, though. Returning home, fate intervened. I was diagnosed with cancer. Long story short, two bouts of surgery with chemo, rehab, etc, knocked me down hard but I am now pronounced 100% clean. But lots of physical conditioning needs to occur before I can undertake my own trek. This, with pandemic restrictions, provides opportunity to plan, get back in shape, get equipment & travel plans in the mix. Spring of 2022 seems most likely ETD. Today I watched "The Way" on You Tube. Also ordered The 2021 Portugues Guide. All of this is inspiring. Thanks to all who replied to my initial posts. All much appreciated. Oh, I am getting some pushback from family. "Dad, you're not up for anything like this." (Don't ever make a remark like this to an old Marine !) We shall see ...