26 June…Letter from Galicia

Dear Humphrey

This morning I passed the 100 kilometre marker

60 miles to go!

This means I only have to cover the equivalent of a walk  to Yarmouth to finish the journey! …passing the Norfolk Show on the way through!

It has been hot and hard walking but early in the morning and before the sun takes hold, quite beautiful. My wonderful friend Nigel HP joined me in Pontferrada and we had a great three days together covering many topics of conversation and reminding our selves of some of the less religious songs of our army days. Of course it was he who remembered most of the lyrics!

Somewhere I picked up a cold en route. Little wonder sharing dormitories with so many strangers! This did not make climbing the steep ascent to O’Cebreiro, one of the higher points on the route any easier. This was where I said goodbye to Nigel.

We did bump into a lovely Spanish couple who were finding the journey quite a challenge. Asked why they were doing the Camino as it did not seem to be their idea of good fun, they explained they had had to wait a while for their first child to arrive and they just wanted to say thank you.

A grateful couple

Some other photographs of my journey through Galicia

Galicia

‘Under the spreading chestnut tree.. ‘

And so onwards to Santiago..

Keep those donations pouring in. Thank you all so much for your support. It means a lot to me but a whole lot more to the Carers.

with love from

your friend and master

 

 

2 thoughts on “26 June…Letter from Galicia

  • June 26, 2018 at 10:01 pm
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    Jum, I never doubted that you wouldn’t finish this marathon journey but at the same time I didn’t expect you to do it at a gallop! In fact I’m a bit sad that it is so nearly over, what have I now to look forward to? Miss Bagge’s wedding preparations – well I’m certainly looking forward to that but it’s not quite the same!
    Possibly a tad premature but well done and I’m sure that the carers you are supporting will be grateful for ever.
    And if there’s anyone still reading this who has yet to support Jum’s effort, please do so now!!
    A and V

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  • June 27, 2018 at 11:00 pm
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    God Jum. The end well within sight. What an oddysey it’s been. I can’t tell you how much I admire you. For we followers, it’s been a 5-minute read every few days thinking “Oh that sounds fun!”. For you (and you’re no longer 30!) a truly heroic achievement. Well done you. You deserve to reach your target as you arrive at your destination.

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