It was a busy week. Calgary, Edmonton, and for the weekend, Montreal. (I feel a bit like a politician)
We went of Montreal to meet with our fellow pilgrims as the date for departure to Spain and the Compestala de Santiago trip approaches. We are one week away from leaving.
Our trip to Montreal was wonderful, making the nine-hour drive worthwhile. We were graciously invited to spend the two nights we were there with C and G. C will be walking with us and her love of cats made us feel right at home. Saturday we met the rest of the group and did about 10km of walking in Îles-de-Boucherville a provincial park on an island in the St Lawrence River.
Our group, as it turns out, will be fairly typical of the average Camino pilgrim. Stats show that the average pilgrim is a 51-year-old woman. Our average is a little younger (but not much) and on average we are mostly a woman. The other pilgrims seem like they will be a fun bunch to be with, sharing intelligent conversation and good humour.
There is lots to do in the next week, a pilgrimage paper to write, Hebrew to learn, a mentor committee meeting, and a grant application to complete, but after that there will be a change of pace. It will be me , the group, and our feet.
I hope to be able to post daily from the pilgrimage.