A friend once said that you don’t walk the Camino, the Camino walks you and that if you are not meant to be here it has a way of stopping you in your tracks. After almost 340kms I’m sorry to report my Camino at least the walking part is over.
I won’t bore you with the details, suffice to say I have developed a knee injury which prevents me from continuing on walking. To say I’m disappointed and frustrated would be an understatement but there will be another day.
For now all I can do is view the beautiful historic city of Porto from my hotel room window, with some short trips to a nearby cafe as I rest and heal.
I can’t said the trip has been a failure because for me it has been less about the end goal and more about the experiences along the way, but I will say that I am putting a place marker here and when the time is right I hope to come back and finish what I started.
In the meantime hubby and friend will continue their Camino and I will shadow them from the comfort of a small rental car I’m picking up later today, not how I wanted to reach Santiago but needs must.