Day 58: Pendueles - NeuvaOctober 11, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C
Distance: 33.8k (1491.7/406.2)
Weather: 21C, sunny
Staying at: Hotel Luna del Valle
The last few days I have reached a point where I genuinely prefer to walk alone. Before I started this journey I didn't really think about a preference, but I learnt that walking with other people can be easier. You chat and no longer think about time or distance or even fatigue and pain. On your own you need to just deal with it and move along.
Yesterday I enjoyed walking most of the day by myself, in a newfound calmness. Just enjoying the landscape and sometimes listening to an audiobook or some music. I can walk my own tempo, break when I want and mostly just be with myself. Sometimes I feel a bit sad, which apparently is quite common for pilgrims, but I just let it be and keep walking. It doesn't turn into loneliness anymore... Strong body, strong mind?Read more