How Many Steps and the Camino de Santiago

Recently, a bunch of bored pelegrinos from several different nationalities with the commonality of the spoken English language gathered round. I’m now ever so grateful to my country for winning the big war. The WWII one you probably read about in history books or watched on the Hitler channel.

The topic of conversation began with how many steps are yet left to reach Santiago.

I quickly contributed having read a book by a guy titled two million steps. The guy actually claimed to have counted each step and came up with two million steps.

I then quickly realized that through the miracles of modern technology I am now also able to record my daily steps simply by wearing my Apple Watch.

That is of course that I’m wearing it, have it charged, did not forget to resume it once I stopped for a coffee break, or help a maiden in distress or even a farmer to plow his fields.

No, I haven’t added the steps over the last twenty nine days of my Camino and you know what? I don’t believe I will. If you wanna know read the book or hike your own Camino.

When we were young once there was this candy pop called a tootsie pop. A dentists best friend.

Well it so happened that a group of engineers from Purdue University invented a licking machine, modeled after a human tongue. They claim that it took an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Some of the skeptics in the group did not believe it so they conducted their own real life experiments by doing a licking challenge. They came up with 252 licks to get to the center.

And so I say to you walk your own Camino. Your experience will be what you want it to be. No mas no meno. No more no less.

For me I’ll continue to accept daily the magic that my guardian angel continues to throw at me. And yes, the good guy continues evolving.

About trawlercat

Retired and now moving on from the cruising life jeeps, adventure bike, gardening, and travel. Always in search of the next great adventure!
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