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That Old Camino Feeling

Wokabaut_Meri

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances SJPdP - Santiago (April/May 2015)
Hi from a wet, windy and recovering South Australia. You may have caught news of the 1 in 50 year storm that raged through our state on Wednesday and Thursday. The entire state lost its electricity supply in the afternoon affecting school pickups and commuters, backup generators failed at a major hospital among so many, many other events.

This is the week that we house sat a friends horse property in the Adelaide Hills. Ha! Ha! Floods and gale force winds, no electricity for almost 24 hours...

Today the thundering waters heading towards the sea are causing further flooding and the army is sand bagging to help the weary emergency services.

And well might you ask what has this to do with the Camino?

Everything. The good, the bad and the extraordinary.

It's how the community came together... it's how the everyday issues just fell away to what was really important... strangers turning up to help and becoming firm friends in the process... it was shared hardship, shared meals, picking each other up as the storm raged on and on, a sense of shared purpose and direction...

...it was that old Camino feeling...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Spring 2016: Camino Frances, Finisterre and Muxia
April 2019: Frances, Salvador, Primitivo
Thanks for sharing this! Good that you emerged from this unscathed and with a positive attitude. And the silver linings of these tragic nature events is the coming together to support one another and one's community.

I pray that this storm goes out to sea without doing more damage, and dissipating there. And prayers for all who are continuing to deal with this.

I can see in my own life how the Camino has changed my attitudes about a lot of things, particularly the need to come together for many purposes.
 

Wokabaut_Meri

merely labeled
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances SJPdP - Santiago (April/May 2015)
Thanks, Priscilla.

This is the front page of our local paper today paying tribute to the community spirit, dedication and sheer hard work that has been evident this past week.
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Unfortunately the flooding has continued and another 3 days of heavy rain is forecast beginning tomorrow so that we will all stay the task and continue to say our prayers.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Spring 2016: Camino Frances, Finisterre and Muxia
April 2019: Frances, Salvador, Primitivo
Thanks, Priscilla.

This is the front page of our local paper today paying tribute to the community spirit, dedication and sheer hard work that has been evident this past week.
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Unfortunately the flooding has continued and another 3 days of heavy rain is forecast beginning tomorrow so that we will all stay the task and continue to say our prayers.
So sorry to hear that rain and flooding is continuing. Of course my prayers will continue as well. My that community spirit pull you all through!
 

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