Today was a long day on the Camino. Started at 6:45am in Pamplona and arrived after 4:00pm in Punta la Riena. But it was a gorgeous day in every way.
I need a lot of alone time, and so I prefer to walk without others and without conversation. But there is something as beautiful as the scenery, the church and the monuments in sitting at the end of the day with a group of pelegrinos from all over the world drinking a beer (OK, more than one beer), playing guitar (I listen, others play), sharing, laughing.
What I feel mostly as I listen to Steve from Oregon play the guitar, watch Stefan from Germany smile though his sunburn, and marvel at Noel, the 80 year old Australian on his third Camino, is incredible gratitude.
Life is beautiful.