In the last 100km of my Portuguese Camino de Santiago, I was woken very early by another Pilgrim´s alarm. My instinct to groan and turn over was squashed when I heard the alarm tune “I´m walking on sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves. I´d hit the golden hour of my Camino and it was time to feel good!
So, I jumped out of bed an hour early and got on my way. The early morning sky greeted me as I walked out of Redondela city. The golden hour of sunrise at it´s best. It was so quiet I could hear the birds sing. I hit the Camino and I was walking on sunshine the whole way.
The feel-good factor on the Camino is priceless. When you hit that sweet spot. That golden hour when everything is… golden. That point when you, your body, mind and soul are at one with the Camino, everything changes including yourself. Yes, your feet still hurt at the end of the day but it doesn´t matter anymore because you´re walking on sunshine, my friends. It´s a feeling that´s incredibility hard to replicate off the Camino.
So, as I begin my brand new adventure, I am, indeed, walking on sunshine. Asking you to join my tribe and walk the Camino together is a dream come true. The Camino has worked it´s magic again and another dream has become a reality. If you ever doubted that the Camino changes you, that there is a little magic in the mundane of walking every day, rest assured it has worked it´s magic for me.
If you want to experience the spirit of the Camino de Santiago and the life of a Pilgrim, come join me on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago in 2019. We´ll walk together on the Road to Santiago and see what magic awaits us.
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