Homer's Travels: Another Seven Week Hiatus

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Another Seven Week Hiatus

Well, I'm on my way to the airport.  By tomorrow night, if all goes well, I will be in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France.  As I have said many times before, I do not like drafting posts while traveling and this time will not be any different.  It is time to immerse myself into the Camino experience and let the outside world fade away.

I am taking a journal and my camera like I did last time.  I don't "write" in my journals really.  They're more like notes and reminders of what I did that day, what I experienced, where I was, where I'm going, and how I felt - a disjointed bulleted list usually.   Just enough, when combined with my photographs, to jog my memories when I start drafting posts back home.

I know a lot of you like to follow my travels and I presume you are a little disappointed that it won't be live.  This is no different than the last time.  It will have to do.  Last time there was a month delay in getting posts published since the Wife and I immediately left on our Route 66 roadtrip.  That shouldn't happen this time.  We have no trips planned until next Spring at the earliest.  A week should be sufficient for me to recuperate and to re-enter the real world.  Posts should start flowing soon after, I would imagine.

I will be sending emails to the Wife like I did last time.  She will share it with friends and family.

For those wondering what my final pack weighs, it's 16.75 lbs (7.6 kg) without water. This is about 2.2 lbs (1 kg) more than I wanted. I think the extra weight is all in my toiletries. I guess I'm a high maintenance guy.

One last thing.  I want to thank everyone who has sent emails and posted on social media with their well wishes.  They have all brought me comfort in a time of unsteady nerves.  Here is a haiku that was sent to me by the Wife's friend the Loon Whisperer:

I am a man
master of my destiny 
today I'll walk backwards
- Loon Whisperer

Keep me in your thoughts.  You all will be in mine.

 ¡Buen Camino! 

1 comment:

  1. AAAAAHHHHHH!! I can't believe it's HERE already! I'm so excited for you!!! have a wonderful time, take great care of your feet and eat lots of cookies and ice cream, okay? You're gonna kick this Camino's butt! in a spiritual, transcendence through hiking and being one with nature blahblahblah.. KICK BUTT