"They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint..."
We humans, being what we are, often display a bit of ourselves with our equipment.
Some people sport flags or Camino paraphernalia, and I would often pass the time trying to guess nationality by clothing. It was hard not to notice a particularly colourful Japanese contingent carrying a tall musical instrument. I couldn't figure out their foot gear as it looked like it was slippers. They were walking faster than I was so it must have been effective.
|Japanese Contingent Posing For Me|
Cathy and I had just stayed at a place that was quite romantic in that the husband met his wife when he was walking the Camino. He thought about her as he completed his journey and then came back to court her. They married and now they look after pilgrims. He was tons of fun, very funny and a wonderful cook. We had come to the end of the Meseta. Cathy's knee was really giving her grief. I was rather proud that we had come through this section so well. They say the Basque part of the Camino is breaking open the body, the Meseta is breaking open the soul, and the final Galician section is breaking open the spirit.
We had been travelling together now for 14 days. It was a really social and fun time. Leon, a great queen of a city with her famous and beautiful cathedral, was where we were to say goodbye. I had to move more quickly if I was to make my plane leaving from Santiago. We were very sad to be parting.