Pilgrims everywhere, and a Wipe-outMay 9 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 14 °C
The 13th of May is the anniversary of the apparition of Maria in Fatima and pilgrims from all over Portugal are heading to Fatima. Alone on my route yesterday and today I have met several hundred. Joyful groups who have been walking for days, partially without luggage and accompanied by vehicles, others with rucksacks. All colours, ages and ethnicities.
WOW! What a movement, what faith!
As I was navigating down one of these wet sandy paths later this afternoon what I feared most, happened. I WIPED OUT!
My front wheel had slipped sideways off a rut and my bike looped sideways as I flew through the air. With bloody legs and bruises all over but thank god no further damage.
I shook myself, only to discover that the half liter milk I had bought earlier had burst inside my bag distributing itself between my equipment and clothes.
Wet, and covered in mud, I screamed my frustration!
One of those moments where one asks:
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