It does a pair of weeks had the opportunity to realise a piece of the Way of Santiago of North between Zarautz – Getaria – Zumai. The truth is that the experience was worthwhile and had añoranza of when we did the French Way.
The Way Francés or the route of the stars, is the Way of Santiago by excellence. Splitting of Roncesvalles, is a trip of almost 800 kilometres to the west, with the Dairy Road that accompanies from the sky and the essence of a route milenaria from the earth.
It can not describe, is the pilgrim the one who, step by step, has to discover it re-creating in the landscapes and rincones so diverse that offer along all the way; extasiándose in the contemplation of the milenarias and enigmatic stones that jalonan the routes and that conform this sinnúmero of shod, bridges, hermitages, churches, cathedrals, monasteries…, and that are not another thing that the footprint that left our ancestors, whose put was to achieve the eternity, there in the «end of the earth».
Many are the reasons by which peregrinar until Santiago: religious, sportive, cultural, gastronomic, etc. Was cual was your reason is an only experience that is worth it to live.
After the almost 800 Km, when it goes in in the Square of the Obradoiro a sinfín of feelings visit your mind: Joy, pride, satisfaction, etc.
To me personally it invaded me a deep sadness: that wonderful experience that had carried me to cross Spain of east to west had arrived to his end. Backwards they remained a lot of days of suffering, of solitude, of joys, of fried, of heat and to share a lot of and wonderful hours with the people to which want to and with which share my life. In this instant discovered that the aim of the Way of Santiago is not to arrive, the way in himself is the reward… perhaps, like the same life!
Good way, pilgrim!