Camino de Santiago de Compostela – It has finally arrived!

In 2 days I’m beginning my journey toward the Camino!  It’s so hard for me to believe that the time since I first decided to walk this pilgrimage has gone so quickly.

I hiked about 9-1/2 to 10 miles today.  Aside from the heat, it was absolutely beautiful.  I walked a very long uphill and then the dirt country roads I so love.  Funny thing I will be called a Peregrina (feminine for pilgrim) on the Camino and I walked today watching a Peregrine Falcon flying over head for most of my hike.  At times the Falcon swooped down so low, I could clearly see each feather on his/her wings. I think this was another of the many Camino lessons I have been experiencing in the past couple of weeks.

“Take flight Peregrina, be free, experience the beauty”

the Falcon seemed to be telling me.  And now I’m ready.  The time has finally come.

I am hoping to continue posting my experiences on this blog.  Should that be impossible from the small towns in northern Spain, I will again post when I arrive in one of the cities along the Camino and definitely upon my return home.

And now – I’m off on my biggest adventure!  Thank you, my followers and friends for all the support you have given me while I conditioned and trained.

Buen Camino y Ultreya,


3 responses to “Camino de Santiago de Compostela – It has finally arrived!

  1. Arlene –
    May God keep you safe along your journey. I will be praying for you daily. Keep your eyes on Him. Please keep in touch as must as possible. I’m really proud of you and your determination.

    Love Deb 🙂


  2. Zero hour is approaching and then you will have nothing but time? The anticipation must be killing you right now and yet something tells me you will end up forgetting something simple yet important. I hope to see you on the road. Enjoy every minute of this as I am sure the memories will last a lifetime. Every journey in life starts with a single step.
    Buen Camino. See you on the WAY…..


  3. So proud of your determination and energy…I’ll be with you in Spirit all the way Bon Voyage!!


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