Well we are 5 km from Santiago so will walk in early tomorrow morning. Pumped out a 36km day today. A big day emotionally and physically . Lots of reflection. So glad to have had David Bezear by my side. Couldn't have tackled this on my own.
Epic epic day! The Commander and Chief(Tanya) of this expedition planned for us to do a simple 20k walk, creeping up on Santiago, instead the plan was slightly amended and we pushed through 36k to leave ourselves 4k tomorrow to skip into Santiago. Her call was right, riding a wave of excitement of arriving a day earlier we passed pilgrims and (fuckers!) all day. I did learn something about my girl today there is no coast in her, it's either nothing or full power, which I think she will bring back to everyday life. So as quickly as it started 5 weeks to the day it will end. These two 'Tele Tubbies' from Hamilton Island have walked near on 800k. We have carried our packs and walked every kilometre maintaining our goal to WALK the Camino de Santiago. Quietly, we think we are champions and we are very proud of ourselves, along with all of the pilgrims who came before us, we walked with and who will set out on this journey in the future. It's difficult to sum up how we feel about it, in terms of 'did we enjoy ourselves?'. Although neither of us are
religious in the true sense of the Camino, we have found something very special individually and as a couple. There has been a range of emotions over the 5 weeks, Tanya thinks we only had one fight, but I decided not to get involve as 'supposedly' I did or said something - damn camino beer, anyway couldn't remember so excused myself by walking 20m behind her or at least out of reach from her walking poles. We have shared the load of the journey, and supported and encouraged each other to ensure we both could run, skip, dance our way into Santiago together tomorrow. We have met some amazing people with equally amazing lives and stories, we have heard many stories from the camino and we hope we have made some life long friends, a friendship bonded by our experiences on the camino. Apart from checking in tomorrow into Santiago this will probably my last post. So firstly I would like to thank you all for your 'likes' and words of encouragement and support along the way, they have truly been uplifting when we have ben at our lowest. Lastly, I hope we have inspired you to chase what ever dream you have or shown you that it's only the excuses we put up as barriers that stop you from living your life. Chase your dreams, bless,
For the last time Buen Camino