Tackling blog writing again ! Difficult on my iPhone but here goes. Maybe this should be about the 4 weeks or so in Spain,mainly about walking the Camino Mozarabe from Almeria to Cordoba? But will save that for some other blogs.This is about hasta luego, not adios. Because I will be back to a place where I feel I belong in some way.Walking those 20 or so km each day we started in the very early morning ,walking hopefully. Then as the heat increased and paths took themselves around mountains and the flechas(arrows) disappeared ,spirits sank:yet another long long afternoon with the sun beating down as we trudged one foot in front of the other towards a destination which seemed to move further and further away.Then a glimpse of a pueblo, a few minutes of shade, a shepherd walking across the path with his goats or sheep,a sweeping vista over valleys ,down chasms we hope not to have to navigate.Worth the suffering because we are the only persons here privileged to witness this grandeur.
And now Madrid ,this huge , tall ,vibrant , proud and youthful city.