Palas de Rei to Árzua

I’ve been looking forward to arriving in Arzua for some time since it’s the first time I’ve been in a place I visited during my 1st Camino 2 years ago. I don’t think I’ve gotten far enough into town since I don’t recognize anything. 


Tomorrow another 29 km walk to a spot only 10 km from Santiago. This will give me a chance to enter the city in the morning, and hopefully attend a noon pilgrims mass. I’m pretty excited!


I’ve been thinking a bit more about my slip the other day. I don’t want to give the impression that the walk is dangerous, or that older people shouldn’t walk because they might fall and hurt themselves. Of course a fall is a possibility, but I will lay the blame for my slip primarily with my failure to get new walking shoes at 1000 miles. The gripping tread of my great walking shoes is pretty worn down in some places. I believe that if I had better grip on my shoes I would not have slipped. 



Of course, I’m also stubborn enough to keep on walking with these shoes  until I finish this Camino. But I will be cautious though.

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