Much better day than yesterday. Still drizzled the first few hours but not bad and had to climb about 1000 more feet up this morning. But the extra rest yesterday gave me new life and I hiked quickly up and down. Almost averaged 5 km an hour. I was very disappointed today when a public bus pulled next to the trail about halfway to Tricastela and 8 hikers got out to start the trail. This is AFTER the uphill part. I was joking about it at the hostel after checking in to a young girl from Florida and she admitted she was one of them. Seems some had too much wine and decided to take the bus. She said she and others have taken the bus a few times. For me, kinda defeats the purpose of the Camino De Santiago which is a Pilgrimage. I know many just do part one year and part another and I understand there may be injuries but busing town to town when convenient. Do not see why they even came. Had to get that off my chest after WALKING for 25 days.
- Bill Passman (World Tattoo Traveler)
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- After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 110 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.