After the mass we picked up our certificates with our names written drown on it and had a lunch with everyone in the park. We walked around, had some drinks and diner and where celebrating life. The next day our legs wanted to walk again, so we did. We started walking to the ocean. Normally you can walk it in 3 long days of 22, 32 and 35km. But since the moment we left Santiago, it started to rain. Not a bit, but like being under the shower with your cloches on. The wind blowed us almost in the ‘wrong’ direction. Happily it wasn’t cold at all. The walk was beautiful, trough the muddy forrest up en down the hills. It felt like a blessing to me.. to wash of all the last parts of my old me. I really enjoyed it. Walking in the moment, silent mind, enjoying every drip peacefully. After walking for 12 km we were soaked, shoes, underwear, everything. We had lunch in a bar. The bartender told us that the next albergues were full booked, inclusive the albergue next door. But we had 2 options; staying in a empty house sleeping on the floor or walking for 20km more. We choose to stay and had a great day, evening and night. Much wine and a lot of fun. We slept on the floor close to each other in the empty house. Drunk. We laughed our asses off, the empty house had a special effect on that. For a moment we thought my dad would die, he couldn’t stop laughing for hours.
The next morning we carried on.. again in the rain. Instead of 3 days it took us 5 days to reach the coast. On top of the last hill we saw the ocean and started yelling!! The sun broke trough and it was sunny the rest of our days in Spain. Sunny and beautiful Finesterra!! Rodrigo came to Finesterra to see us all and we had diner together. We walked to the lighthouse and to the beach, we took our cloches of and jumped naked into the ocean! A moment I was looking forward to since the beginning! Cold, Fresh, Clean and light. We stayed on the beach around the campfire till late in the night, singing, sharing, eating, drinking and talking. We all booked a hotel, so the next morning we slept as rocks till noon and went to the beach for a day of sun bathing and swimming. After the last meal togehter that night, I went to the beach again with Matt and Kim only. We talked again about the incredible camino. They left after a while and I decided to stay a little longer on the beach, the moon was so bright. I wrote earlier a letter about everything I wanted to say, the things I’m grateful for, my dreams, my wishes, my prayers, but most important what I want to leave behind. I was reading it out loud and burned the letter.
After saying bye to the others the next morning, we went with Steffi and Arnaud to Muxia. A magical place. We were sitting on the rocks, starring at the ocean. A little piece of my letter didn’t burn last night and I had taken it with me. I burned the rest of it on the rocks in Muxia. This was the very last day of our camino. A special day and moment, for Arnaud too. He drunk his last glass of whiskey on the rocks. We said goodbye to steffi and Arnaud and took the bus to Santiago. Arnaud, struggling a lot, but one of the most beautiful and loving persons I’ve met. I hope that one day he’ll love himself the way others love him <3.
My dad and I enjoyed our last meal and evening in Santiago and went home the next day…
Great to see ‘my people’ again at home. I slept some nights in the backyard of my parents under the stars and full moon. I started to question myself the question others asked me the last days.. What are you going to do now? Finding a job? What is your plan?
Hmm… To be honest I don’t have and make much plans. The only plan I’ve is that I’m going to Norway for the coming week with the very last money I have. I have a lot of ideas, but no idea what I’m exactly going to do. For sure I have to work, my bank account is already turning into red. But how, what and were?.. I don’t know. I’m feeling so rich already without any money on my back account. I feel and I trust that I’ll find my way and that opportunities will meet me. The only thing what I have to do… To let go of the fear, to trust and believe that it all will work out for me.
Like Peter, the homeless guy, said.. “Trust and don’t worry, otherwise you are not able to see the opportunities and everything what comes your way”. Beautiful things are happening and about to happen. I am exited!!
I’m high in the sky flying to Norway right now and I feel like flying even higher.
I started a new book or new chapter.. I can not imagine to be richer that I am already.
Feeling blessed and grateful.