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Slouching Towards Santiago

May 26, 2018

We started our second Camino in Lisbon with good intentions, well-fed and rested. . Because of a lack of pilgrim support we had to walk 20 and 24 kilometer days. Our resolve got us through some hard days.

The company of other pilgrims, like The Sloth and Alejandro, kept us moving forward.

Our slug fest with southern Portugal ended when we realized there wasn’t enough time, so we jumped forward to Coimbra, then Porto, at 165 kph.

We cut back our plan to 18 kilometers per day, then to 15.

“Are you sure you want to do the whole 12 kilometers in one day?

Since the ratio of suffering to beer/wine started getting out of whack when we cut mileage, we had to cut food and alcohol consumption by half!And our diet has gone to hell. Chinese food two days ago, and pizza today !1/

We are forecasting our triumphant arrival at the Santiago Cathedral on Wednesday, but at this rate. . . .

From → Writing Fiction

2 Comments
  1. Chip Frazier permalink

    Just came across this post that I missed earlier. Sounds like your CP was a challenge!

    • Very different from the French Camino. I called it a slugfest. I love Portugal though. Walking it was hard.

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