Emma letting me know that she is not at all happy about me packing.
I wonder if she would like a trip on the Camino?
I leave tomorrow for Spain & my second Camino walk & thought I should see if I can recall how to blog from my iPad. Packing has been (as always) a challenge because it seems that I always want to take more than I can actually either fit in my backpack or am capable of carrying. I was able to stuff it all in (except the kitty who very much wants to see Spain). Fortunately, this time I will have a compañero del Camino who has promised to help with the overflow as HE does not mind wearing the same clothes everyday.
Now you, like me, might be thinking that this guy who just climbed the highest peak in western Europe, looks like he might just be in a bit better physical condition than I, and you would be correct. This is the reason that I refer to Sergio as my traveling companion as opposed to my walking companion since I firmly believe that he will spend the better part of the afternoon "tomando cervezas" or napping as I slowly complete the walk to our appointed destination (see title of this blog). I am also hoping that he saves the top bunk for me (I get claustrophobic on the bottom). We met last year while I was trudging along with my blisters & he was cycling the entire 500 miles, and connected as he was the only other person I met who was keeping a blog of the journey: http://mibiciasantiago.blogspot.com/. He has also been a fantastic Spanish tutor for the past year (faithfully correcting my emails). So I have high hopes for a bilingual blog & a "Buen Camino!" for us both. We will be walking a section of the Camino del Norte, beginning in San Sebastian. Following is a link to the main Camino site where there is a map of the intended walk: http://www.caminodesantiago.me/board/el-camino-del-norte/. Sergio is also a fantastic photographer, so we should have some good photos as well.
I need to go finish my packing & send out the link to this blog which (I hope) will have entries at least every few days.