Barbadelo to Castromaior, 27.9km
Not every day, scene, or interaction on the Camino is breathtaking. Some days are the opposite – struggle, pain, and frustration. And then there are other days that are simply good.
The day spent walking from Barbadelo to Castromaior was one of those days. The weather was good, a little overcast, not too warm and not too cool. The scenery along the way was nice but not stunning. There was nothing spectacular about any of the towns we passed through today, but they were all nice and hospitable.
This is an important lesson to take back to non-Camino life (is there such a thing afterwards?). We don’t always have to be amazed and exhilirated. It’s nice, but amazing and exhilirating are kind of the “sugar highs” of life…hard to sustain and probably not good for your overall health. We need to learn to find contentment in the everyday, the simply good.
Thankfulness is a good place to start. I am thankful (9 months later) for this good day walking in the Galician countryside with good people.