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CAMINO DAY THIRTY FIVE

Palas de Rei to Ribadiso 26.3 km
Adjusted actual 30.6 km

THE DAY OF FLOWERS

Today began like the last three – cloudy, damp, cold, threatening rain – so we decided, if you can’t change your circumstances (most times none of us can) then we are going to take a different perspective!

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

We decided that it would not just be the yellow flowers that came as God winks today, but in fact ANY flower we saw. Wow…what an incredible day it turned out to be.

We were constantly pointing out beauty to each other that we would have otherwise trudged past. It rained, we climbed, we were cold, we were hot, our legs ached…but we saw and felt the presence of God constantly all around us.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Highlights: An amazing breakfast where we stayed (we weren’t hungry until lunchtime), flowers, flowers and more flowers, a bandana (to help with humidity and dampness and a bad hair day), a cute cafe to get out of the rain, ponchos, and the sweetest Albergue log cabin room for tonight.

Reflections:
We have only 41 km left to walk… it’s unbelievable. After more than 750 km behind us we cant believe the end is near. We have just walked and walked and walked. The moral here is if you just keep going you will eventually finish!
Only 20% of those who start the full Camino actually walk the entire Way. Determination has kept us on the journey when temptation has come to take shortcuts. With that comes a sense of deep satisfaction.
We saw God all around us today. He is always there, we just have to look differently to see Him. He is with each of you as well … we are praying for everyone who reads this: that you will see Him in a new way today..

Thank you for walking with us and for the many messages and emails of encouragement. They keep us going!

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