June 15, 2015, Palas de Rei
With just three more days to walk the excitement is really building. Everyone is making plans for their entry into Santiago, getting the Compostela and going to Mass(es) there. I hope that all the folks I’m currently walking will enter Santiago together.
Today’s walk was up and down some moderate hills and mostly through the woods. Like yesterday, the path was just beautiful most of the way, especially when the crowds of tourists thinned a bit. The tourists all have new shoes and brightly colored bags and even have busses transport them for large segments of the daily walk. We’ve even seen one bring tea to the travelers. Quite frankly, a drink of water and a banana taken from the breakfast table at a trail side table is just delightful for me. The weather today was again just perfect with temperatures in the 60s and a fair amount of sunshine. The weather forecast for the rest of the week is very good as well so again thank you all for praying for good weather for my pilgrimage.
I think I will hit the 1,000,000 steps mark tomorrow. I have a note on my FitBit and will try to capture a picture of that milestone!