This family has walked from Paris to Santiago with these donkeys and were on their way back when we encountered them. However they reminded me of another story or Camino fable.......you make up your mind.....
Whilst walking a few of the people we met told of a man pulling his rather overweight wife along in a homemade rickshaw type of contraception. The story was that he wanted to do the Camino and his wife was so unfit it would be impossible for her to accompany him. Not wanting to do the camino without her he suggested that he could pull he along in a cart if she could walk up the hills. Which to David and I seemed quiet feasible. Then during dinner conversation in Sol Bol we met 2 ladies who had actually had dinner with the said couple and their story was ,,,. That the gentleman had cheated on his wife many times and so to do penance for this he had to pull his wife 1mile for every woman he had slept with and she would walk the rest. As no-one we had spoken to had seen his wife walking we all concluded that he must have slept with a lot of women. David in good Aussie humour concluded that the man must be built like a donkey. Well, I have never seen anything so funny. Of the 10 people sitting around the dinner table listening to the story only David and I really understood english so around and around the table went sign language, charade and noise all trying to explain the joke. 1 by one around the table people started to last.....the punch line took about 15 minutes to get around the table.