It's happening again. We are grateful to be able to be dreaming about our second Camino route this September, after the house is sold and we begin our phase of drifting. This time it will be the Camino Portugues, walking from the north of Lisbon to Santiago, Spain including a side trip to the shrine at Fatima. Hopefully, a pilgrimage, just in time for a necessary boost to our sense of patience while waiting for building permits for our house and the next stage of our retirement.
We'll walk from south to north instead of east to west. We had read this about the French route we walked the first time: "The popular Spanish name for the astronomical Milky Way is El Camino de Santiago. According to a common medieval legend, the Milky Way was formed from the dust raised by traveling pilgrims. Compostela itself means "field of stars"." What an appropriate introduction to one of the little Milky Way paintings I recently finished:
Time for these feet to create more dust although the Camino in Portugal involves a lot more cobblestone and boardwalk as compared to the last one.