HALF WAY!!!! Can´t believe I have now reached the halfway point to the Camino AND that I finally have some gorgeous weather again in which to walk. My FB status today was:
“the sun is shining, i´m walking into the west, the cool breeze is blowing from the east, on my left is red earth, on my right is green fields, i´m treading on ancient roman roads that Agustus himself would have trodden, i´m listening to the Gladiator soundtrack, and i´m alone. life definitely doesn´t get better than this!”
So my dilemma: if I keep up with the higher milage per day, I can reach Santiago by May 26. This means walking a few long days (ie 25-30km) rather than sticking to what I´ve been normally doing (avg of 23km – today was the first time I walked 27km). Reaching Santiago on May 26 would allow me to walk to the coast (Finisterre) from the 27th to the 29th and back to Santiago on the 30th in time for my flight in the morning of the 31st. The alternative is to keep to the slower pace and make it to Santiago somewhere in the 27-29th range and then taking the bus to do a day trip to Finisterre. Don´t know what to do and need to make a decision soon. Sigh.
Oh – bonus points to those who get the two references in my FB status 🙂