Day 7 – 18 August 2014 – Muxia to Lires

Endurance takes us to the finish line. Endurance will  empower you to continue on to a brighter day.

Yes, endurance is what you will find when walking a Camino. Who would think walking such a great distance doable as well as enjoyable? Certainly not the Arlene of 4 or so years ago. But now I love the challenge. I love the tremendous sense of accomplishment the Camino gives me. I love the freedom it brings. I love the time I have to spend with my thoughts and fears, the time it gives me to work out my concerns.

Today was a challenging day for me. It seemed even though it was only 15 kms from Muxia to Lires the trek was endless.

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At one point the arrows and waymarkers led me off the road to a very rarely travelled path through the woods. When the brambles became quite thick and I felt  I was blazing a totally new route on the Camino to Finisterre, I was sure my morning trek had become FUBAR, but just ahead I sighted one of the familiar Camino arrows and shells. The waymarkers on the Camino to and from Muxia to Finisterre are marked differentlt than on the rest of the Caminos.

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Again the Camino took me up and down hills and through wooded paths. I watched a lumberjack fell a tall Eucalyptus tree just off path. I heard the wind rustling in the trees, smelled the salt in the air and listened to the birdsong.

It was another glorious day on the Camino. Tomorrow I walk into Finisterre and hope to see a beautiful sunset over the Atlantic.

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2 responses to “Day 7 – 18 August 2014 – Muxia to Lires

  1. My sentiments as well about walking the Camino

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  2. OOOH I long to back on the Camino. Your photos are great as usual. Love the horses.
    Lynda

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