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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 8:10 pm | | Reply

    Ah, that’s such a shame, but 340kms is no mean feat. No doubt you’re very disappointed but you have achieved so much.
    Enjoy the rest of the Camino even if it isn’t the way you wanted it. Nuala

  2. Clare
    Clare June 21, 2018 at 12:27 am | | Reply

    Catherine I am on catch up with all your wonderful blogs and have enjoyed each and every part of your precious journey . You are truly amazing your spirit travels on but for now your body needs a little TLC . Take this time to enjoy where you are and how to draw this wonderful adventure to a close for now. I know you will return to Portugal and enjoy this beautiful country once again. Thank you for sharing, your friendship means everything.

  3. Nina
    Nina June 20, 2018 at 5:57 pm | | Reply

    What a disappointment for you Catherine but please continue writing your blog. You will still be part of the experience so tell us the little things that happen day by day. Love to the three of you. Nina ❤️

  4. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm | | Reply

    Oh, Catherine, so sorry! Camino of life is full of twists , turns
    and bends in the road. Sometimes it asks us to surrender to pause!
    Keep your beautiful spirit of adventure as you keep moving
    along & learning… ❤️
    I am sure Christof & Mel are carrying you in spirit…
    Wishing gentle healing…
    xox Godspeed!

  5. Rob P
    Rob P June 20, 2018 at 2:45 pm | | Reply

    Well you just show those cobblestone roads who’s the boss, Catherine. Go out James Bond style! In all seriousness, I’m sad that you didn’t finish and while I don’t know firsthand (yet), the Camino always gives lessons for us to learn and grow from. Will look forward to the update since I love living the armchair travel life with you and Christof! Love you

  6. Brenda
    Brenda June 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm | | Reply

    Catherine, I’m so sorry that you have to stop. I know how much you wanted to do it. Hope the knee is better soon.

  7. Bettina
    Bettina June 20, 2018 at 12:03 pm | | Reply

    What a pity, dear Catherine. I hope your knee will recover completely as soon as possible. Glad to hear that you will be able to accompany by car. Sure your impressions will be different – nevertheless people you will meet won’t be. Maybe your different experiences will offer a new perspecitve and add an important new thread to the tapestry of your wonderful stories. Take care and recover soon! Bettina

  8. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 20, 2018 at 11:56 am | | Reply

    Catherine—I always enjoy your incomparable, colorful posts from your adventures but I was so sorry to read that your walking has come to an end for now. Jim and I wish you a quick and full recovery. Please send our warm greetings to Christof.

  9. Anne McMorrow
    Anne McMorrow June 20, 2018 at 11:54 am | | Reply

    Aww Catherine very disappointed for you but I know you tried your best, you’ll be back, “ever tried?, ever failed? No matter, try sgain, fail again, fail better”- Beckett

    I’ve said that after many a lost match it’s the effort that counts

  10. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 20, 2018 at 11:06 am | | Reply

    Well, as u said, its has – FOR LIFE, for you – always been THE ADVENTURE, more than the destination. Some of ur fave experiences have been the people u meet at the stops along the way – the sights, smells, and tastes of the micro pieces of these long established paths of mankind to mind inner peace, meaning in life, sense of purpose, ‘oneness’ with the Creator and ones fellow man…. so soak it up and enjoy it. Be the amazing woman i’ve always known u to be, focused on what u CAN do, not what u cant, andcongeatulate urself on being wise/maturecenuf to realize when its time to stop, before u do something CAREER LIMITING to ur adventurous life, like pushing ur knee too hard, for too long. At least now u can spend more time making pix for us to all look at – everyone who reads tbis blog lives vicariously thru you two, ya know! Nothing but love to ya, Catherine. Give Christof a big howdy for me as well. /Elaine

  11. Lonelle
    Lonelle June 20, 2018 at 8:08 am | | Reply

    Bummer Catherine, bummer. But what everyone else said above xxxxxxx

  12. Anne
    Anne June 20, 2018 at 7:51 am | | Reply

    Ahhh that’s such a pity Catherine, I can well imagine your disappointment and frustration. But look at how far you got, sore feet and all!
    Take care of yourself now and rest that knee. Anne xxxxx

  13. Jacqueline
    Jacqueline June 20, 2018 at 7:17 am | | Reply

    Oh, das tut mir leid. Gute Besserung! Ich weiß nicht ob ich alles richtig verstanden habe,
    Wir sehen uns hoffentlich in Stuttgart und ihr berichtet.

    Liebe Grüße

  14. Sabine Ullwer
    Sabine Ullwer June 20, 2018 at 7:04 am | | Reply

    We are so sorry to hear that!
    I know comforting words won‘t take the ache away, but be assurred that our love and thoughts are with you.
    Shit is a good fertiliser as I always say, so I wish you that something special will grow out of it!
    Giving you big big hugs and sending you love, light and comfort
    Sabine and Gert

  15. Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbell June 20, 2018 at 6:37 am | | Reply

    Sorry to hear that, Catherine. Wishing you a kindly and gentle recovery. Enjoy it from the car – it’s still the Camino! Love and best wishes

  16. Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbell June 20, 2018 at 6:35 am | | Reply

    Sorry to hear that, Catherine. May you have a gentle and kindly recovery. It’s still the Camino – enjoy it from the car.

  17. Heidi
    Heidi June 20, 2018 at 5:20 am | | Reply

    Oh Catherine, I am sure you are disappointed, but good for you for looking at the bigger picture. Is Porto as beautiful as described in the tour books? Take care my dear friend. Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. Hugs and more… Heidi. xoxoxo

  18. Cathy
    Cathy June 20, 2018 at 5:01 am | | Reply

    Sorry to hear this. Go carefully and look after yourself. X

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