Day Twelve: Sarria to Portomarin

By Jordan Shanahan



Hi!!! Today we are hitting where most people start The Camino: the 100k mark. Today, in my opinion, was one of the easier and flatter hiking days we have had thus far. It’s fascinating to see people every day that we have sorta made friendships with over the past 11 days. I never thought I’d be making friends with middle-aged Spanish sisters hiking the Camino together, an older Indian man who graduated from Virginia Tech, a sweet French woman mourning the loss of her partner, and the occasional American with whom we always have something to connect over. Because today was one of the less eventful days for me, I am able to reflect on how much of a blessing these unexpected friendships have been to me. I can’t wait to see all the people I’ve met feel the victory of reaching Santiago (or, if I don’t see them, have the satisfaction of knowing they have completed their journey).  But until then, Buen Camino J.

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