Manifesting The Camino Journey
They say the Camino is divided into three sections: the physical, the mental and the spiritual. Try as I might, I have not been exempt from the Camino’s physical challenges. Since beginning the hike 12 days ago, I have experienced tendonitis on both of my ankles, blisters, a head cold, food poisoning and a fever. But don’t worry (mom), such ailments are common as one´s body adjusts to the demands of the Camino and with the proper care, I have been steadily improving and find myself transitioning into the more introspective stage of the Camino. The landscape is changing too. It’s gone from green and mountainous to flat and arid. Perhaps the more mundane terrain forces one´s mind from the outside in. Whatever the case, I look forward to continued self-reflection and will provide updates whenever I am able. Below is an itenerary of my pilgrimage thus far:
Day 1: St. Jean, France to Roncesvalles, Spain, 27 km
Day 2: Roncesvalles to Larrasoaña, 27 km.
Day 3: Larrasoaña to Zuriguiqui, 27 km.
Day 4: Zuriguiqui to Lorca, 28 km.
Day 5: Lorca to Los Arcos, 30 k.
Day 6: Los Arcos to Logroño, 30 km.
Day 7: Logroño to Najera, 30 km.
Day 8: Najera to Redecilla del Camino, 31 km.
Day 9: Redecilla del Camino to San Juan de Ortega, 36 km.
Day 10: San Juan de Ortega to Burgos, 26 km.
Day 11: Burgos to Hontana, 30 km.
Day 12: Hontanas to Boadilla del Camino, 29 km.
Peace, hugs and buen camino,
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