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21st of May – A Struggle | Walking to León

21st of May – A Struggle | Walking to León

Rob The Traveller

Today was not easy. For many reasons. Some of those internal struggles have resurfaced, and took up much of my thinking time today. But also of concern, was the physical. About 5 kilometers from Leon I started getting pains in the front of my shins. Oh no, I thought, not shin splints!

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19th of May – Is my Camino over? Walking to El Burgo Ranero

19th of May – Is my Camino over? Walking to El Burgo Ranero

Rob The Traveller

I was pondering on this this morning. It’s an overcast day, which always seems to affect my mood. But it wasn’t just that. I feel like I’ve gone through an enormous transformation already on this Camino. There was the physical stage, initially just getting used to the walk. Then I guess you would call it the stage of relaxation as I started to get into the rhythm of the walk.

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15th of May – Should this be a Solo Journey

15th of May – Should this be a Solo Journey

Rob The Traveller

As I’m walking through this beautiful countryside today, I’m just reflecting on whether my decision was right to make this a solo journey. I think for me at this particular time, it was the right decision. Of course everyone walks the Camino at different stages of their life, and for many different reasons.

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7th of May – The Camino of Life

7th of May – The Camino of Life

Rob The Traveller

It’s 8 a.m. and I’m on my way out of Viana and it’s a cool, fresh morning. It’s so cold I’ve had to do up the top button of my shirt 🙂 I’m now very comfortable finding my way with my eyes constantly scanning the walls and the buildings and the pavements every time I come to a junction, it’s become natural now to look for the sign of the shells or the yellow arrows.

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