Unlike Martin Sheen in the movie The Way, I came to walk the earth and walking part of Camino Santiago de Compostela is just one of my dreams. If you have seen the movie, this Posada was in the movie. I can’t remember which part but apparently Sheen was outside the building talking loudly to someone and a man stuck his head out from the second floor window to hush them.
Again, unlike Martin Sheen who looked so clean, not a single hair out-of-place and not a drop of perspiration on his forehead, I was literally soaking wet with perspiration and my hair was all over the place.
From this place, the distance that one has to traverse is a mere 700 km. Nothing could ever prepare me or anybody for this expedition no matter how healthy or young you are.
And finally, unlike the movie that has beautiful weather from beginning to end; this is what the weather we started. Horizontal rain, lightning and thunder.
Oh, the things I do for fun.