We have been reflecting on the trip and the experience of the journey here. Throughout the walk on the Portuguese Camino, we have been up at 6am on the road by 6.30am and usually breakfast 10kms into the days walk.
The countryside throughout has been beautiful and the weather, although it has been wet and cool, proved ideal for the journey.
This morning we both said that we missed the discipline of the days walks. Perhaps a daily routine focuses us and spurs us on to the end of each day with a sense of satisfaction in achieving something....
Either way, walking the Camino can be done for any reason, my brothers and mine are different but perhaps with the same end goal, to get from a to b.
No doubt we will take different things away from it, a new appreciation of the nature around us, a renewed spiritual focus, an appreciation of all things emotional and physical which perhaps resets our senses.
There has been some good food (not a great deal of vegetarian), great local wines and some tasty ports on the way and some interesting accommodation choices.
By sheer chance "the last supper" was Burrata salad and Courgette Tempura, followed by Compostela Tart. It was all splendid and an unexpected delight on our last evening in Santiago de Compostela.
If you wanted solitude, peace and time to think and reflect then you can do that, equally you can seek companionship and friendships along the way. Either way it is a must for anyone wanting to escape the homogenised everyday life.
Perhaps I will come back and fill in the photos I didn't take with my camera maybe even another Camino! Buen Camino!