Sabbatical July 2

Posted on July 3, 2014

July 2, 2014 –

I am amazed that my foot is even stronger as we set out today. We will have an 18 kilometer day to make up for yesterday’s short mileage if we are to make it to Santiago by July 8. It’s raining again today as the trail passes through more charming Galacian paths weaving in and out of barnyards laced with manure. After six hours we arrive in Portomarin hoping to see the church of St Nickolas but find it closed. Leaving town the Camino signage is confusing so we get lost and walk an additional 2 kilometers before finding the trail again. This makes for an even longer day and after 20 kilometers and 11 hours of walking we atop on Gonzo for the night. Luckily we called ahead to reserve three beds…there were people hoping that they would be free as the albergue is full.

Today was extremely challenging. I hit an emotional and physical wall three times today and had push on to have any hope of making it to Santiago in time. Lulled to sleep tonight by the cattle lowing in the stable next door.

— Amma Susan

3 Responses to “Sabbatical July 2”

  1. Patti Raymond
    Jul 03, 2014

    I am so glad your foot is strong enough to walk again.
    When you hit the physical and emotional blocks know that
    God is with you helping every step of the way.
    You look so happy with Phil and Denice.
    Love and Prayers

  2. pam franklin
    Jul 03, 2014

    So glad you are doing so well on your foot . Ihave beensharing your blogg as I receive them withMom and Dad. They are so glad Phil and Deniece are with you. When you hurt your foot if Phil wasn’t on the way Dad was coming even without a current passport! We all Love you and your in our prayers daily.

  3. Diane Sanders
    Jul 04, 2014

    Glad to hear that your foot is feeling stronger. Courage, my friend! Happy 4th of July!

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