Spain · 14 Days · 7 Moments · July 2016

Lynn's journey on the Camino de Santiago

17 July 2016

I'll save you all pics of the feet. Not pretty.
My Camino journey continues to spiral downhill. In fact, it's at a dead halt. My blisters have become infected and I had to taxi to Sarria today to see a doctor. He prescribed amoxicillin and ordered that I stop walking. I'm sure there's a lesson somewhere in this journey but not sure what it is yet. Very disappointed. Now gonna try to get home........

15 July 2016

Well, today was literally a day of highs and lows. I reached the Iron Cross, which is the highest point in the Camino. It's even higher than the Pyrenees. The 2nd half of yesterday and 1st half of today were no Bueno. I do not like going uphill one little bit. The rest of today was still in mountainous, rocky terrain and I had a bad fall. Landed right on a rock and busted my head open. There was so much blood.... kinda freaked me out. Fortunately others in my group were with me. I had to get 4 stitches but because I had my Camino passport it was free! Viva Spain! Best news of the day is that I can't hike tomorrow. Doctor's orders! Woohoo!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰ please continue to pray for me. Praying for all of you!πŸ’•
The iron cross

13 July 2016

Well, today was my second day of hiking the Camino. In two days I've completed 53 km or about 34 miles. Other than a few blisters and some soreness in my legs, I'm doing OK. I have to admit that there have a been a few moments where my thoughts went from "I can't believe I'm doing the Camino!" to "why exactly am I doing the Camino" to "I wonder if anyone has ever died on the Camino?"πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Seriously, hiking rough, sometimes hilly terrain with a pretty heavy backpack has been a shock to my system. But everyone says that your body adjusts after about 4-5 days. Oh how I long for that day! At any rate, I am amazed that I hiked over 20 miles today. The last 4 miles or so were tough. It seemed like there was always another hill to cross. But thankfully I didn't quit. Taking it easy tonite and trying to prepare for tomorrow's 16.4 mi tour. I'm seeing some beautiful countryside and meeting some great people. Please continue to pray for me. I've been thinking of and praying for all of you.

10 July 2016

Here we go! I am nervous and excited all at the same time. Last night I went to Mass and Confession and had the pleasure of speaking with a very kind and generous old priest. He knew tons about the Camino and was thrilled when I told him I was leaving today. He did much to allay my worries and fears. Surprisingly I slept pretty well last night. As I look at my backpack, I am surprised that I was able to fit everything I need for 17 days inside. Even though I thought I packed light, it sure felt heavy walking through the airport this morning. πŸ˜– Maybe that's part of my lesson. What excess luggage am I carrying around with me during my everyday life? Perhaps this is one of the things God will reveal to me. Please pray for me. Know that I will be praying for each of you. Much love!πŸ’•

3 July 2016

Hi friends, I leave one week from today for Spain where I will walk the Camino de Santiago. Over my 17 day walking pilgrimage I will walk 200 miles. At this point, I am equal parts nervous and excited. Because my phone and Internet access will be limited, I invite you to keep up with my journey via this site. Please keep me in your prayers. You will remain in mineπŸ’•