Rest & Reflection on the #Camino
Found a lovely small private room in Pamplona so decided that, after my first 3 days, having developed a huge foot blister and some spinal pain, it would be the best choice for my first day of rest.
I have now parted company with my travelling companions, Russell and his son, James.
For a few days at least, it will become my Camino.
When you’re walking over hills, crossing rivers, swishing
your way through forests and scrambling up rocky pathways, there is little time for reflection.
As soon as you stop, even for a few moments, you get this strange feeling of tranquillity, simplicity and beauty.
It’s not a flash of insight or revelation, just a peaceful acceptance of “it is what it is.”
Slowly lightening my load and my sense of worry.
Going to take a stroll around the town and get some lunch.
Adios mi amigos y mi amigas.
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