Still in Villafranka.
Well here I am at 3 in the morning and wide awake. Fell asleep at 7:0pm. And woke up now so as there is nothing to do I will write my thoughts down.
As the walk comes closer to the end I am saying goodby to some terrific walking companions, some were further back and some now. There is Karin from Sweden who as it turns out is now ahead of me as she has problems with her knee and took the bus and there is a good chance I will see her again. Monika from Creston has to return home, she had only 2 weeks and will continue her Camio some other time. Kirsten from Denver I am sad to say goodby to also, I met her in Leon, she is the lady the young girl with the ashes was trying to keep up with. Kirsten and I started out every morning at 6:30 and as soon as we were out of the village or town she was off and we would meet up at our next destination and have a late lunch and sightsee together and find a store to buy supplys for the next day. Kirsten has a rest day here and so we say goodby. What a wonderful companion she is.
Then there is Estrella from Italy, she came down with a bad cold and will take the bus for the next stage, but I will probaly see her again as well. Before leaving today I will go to the post office and mail some stuff to Santiago to general delivery to lighten my pack, there are some very steep mountains (1,400 meters) coming up and every ounce counts. I have 2 kilos that are not essential.
Thank you for your posts I read them and think of them while walking.