We arrive in Madrid Tuesday night. From there we work our way (by bus) to Roncesvalles. On Thursday or Friday - depending upon local travel connections - we should take our first steps on the El Camino pilgrimage. Our destination is some 480 miles away - Santiago de Campostela.
Lots of apprehension here about the ability to walk those miles over 30 some days. But, we figure by just showing up there is, at least, a fighting chance. Our attitude is to travel light and stay open to whatever it is the trail provides. We'll take it slow and be happy little pilgrims.
Whatever distance we make we'll take it and we'll call it a success.
Like the man said (was it Yogi Berra?): "Nothing happens until something happens".