I have a new U.S. passport, and we will pick up pilgrim credentials at the cathedral in Porto, as the ones we used on the Via Gebennensis would soon be full. I have a new water-proof jacket and we have two new ponchos, as rain is quite likely.
Why are we doing this walk? The Camino experience continues to beckon, and I remembered the scene from Martin Sheen's The Way, in which the French police inspector says he has walked the Camino before, and will do so again to celebrate his 70th birthday. I thought, what better way to celebrate my forthcoming 70th birthday than with another Camino?
I will try to post brief reflections, news of our progress, and perhaps even an occasional phone photo during the next three weeks.