This is a uniquely special guest blog from my old boss and friend (who's not really that old). He retired a few years ago and has been encouraging me to do the same ever since I was eligible. We'll see . . .
I sure to love and admire his sense of adventure. He and his wife, "B," are emailing and posting photos on Facebook of their current adventure. I'll let him tell his story:
We have walked for nine of the past ten days--more than 140 miles--on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the Way of St. James, or simply The Way or The Camino. Except for today's mostly flat, 13 1/2 mile walk, every day's travel has been tough.
My pack weighs about 28 pounds. We carry no tent, no stove or food, only a very light sleeping bag and a single change of clothes. Probably the weight should be less but I carry six or eight pounds of camera, batteries, chargers, cords, GPS and I-Stuff. We sleep each night in a co-ed dormitory room of bunk beds in municipal or private albergues, some with eight beds and some with 75. There is the privacy of a WWII army barracks. Sometimes it seems as though everyone except B and I snores.