Day 69: Life after My Camino de Santiago
Updated: 2 hours ago
September 26, 2018
This is basically a repeat of the image I am including that I posted in my Facebook journal. According to my Garmin GPS watch I walked 538 miles from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain plus another 80 miles from Santiago de Compostela to Muxia and Finisterre (or finis terrae, "the end of the earth" as the Romans called it) for a total of 618 miles over a period of 35 days. This includes ever step from one hotel/albergue to the next hotel/albergue. It does not include steps taken after I showered and washed my clothes each day and does not include steps taken after August 23rd. These are miles covered by my pair of shoes that I left in Spain after being on life support the last seven days of my walk.
In addition, I walked 286 miles training for my Camino de Santiago between February 18th when I walked ten miles on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail to July 18th when I walked 14 miles in Paris on my way to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.