Walk Completed. 1,312.56 kilometres in 61 days. Finished at Santiago de Compostela Spain.
Thank you for all your generous donations for a wonderful cause. Your support and donations also provided that additional motivation to keep going when the going got tough.
There is a daily update for every one of the 61 says at: https://www.facebook.com/steven.bennett.332345
Thank you to my wonderful wife Trish for being so understanding and supportive. I think Trish knew all along if I got to a 1,000 km I would keep going! And of course thank you to the rest of the family for supporting Trish in my absence.
No more daily walking posts I am afraid. Well until the next adventure anyway.
So I am writing this in the Cathedral waiting for the 7:30pm Pilgrims mass to begin. Standing room only most are tourists but there are a lot of pilgrims here as well.
My accommodation is right next to the Cathedral, literally, the wall opposite my window is the Cathedral wall.
A day of mixed emotions. How elated I am to have made it so far and raised so much for the Rotary Foundation. Also mixed now with a sense of loss or something missing. Normal for ending a long distance walk. I always take a few days off somewhere as part of the transition process back to normal life.
It is going to be very strange not to be walking tomorrow. Only 2 non walking days in 2 months.
Thanks to all of you for your comments and support. It made me feel like I was never really walking alone as I had all of you along with me.
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