Walking East Journal

Dec 2009 23


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Hi everyone. We are still in Lisbon. We moved from our hotel to a small apartment where we can cook for ourselves a bit and spread our a bit. We’re here till the 27th wandering the town on foot and by street car tram and just plain resting. Our place doesn’t have wi-fi so we have to search it our in the neighborhood. Since you are reading this, know that we have found it somewhere.
Yesterday, we walked north to the main bus station. In so doing we began our walk to Santiago de Compostela, our next major destination. It felt good to make a start even though we are going to rest a few more days. The Portuguese have marked the path very well in Lisbon. I don’t know what it will be in the countryside, but it would be hard to loose our way here. What a change after finding our own way all across the North American continent. Suddenly we have arrows every block. No more looking at maps or dead reckoning or plain old guessing. We just look for yellow arrows to point out the way. As long as they are there, we have one big task totally off our minds. We only have to walk. In life we don’t have the arrows to tell up where to go. But it’s ok now and then to let someone else point out the way.

I made a major change to the statistics now that we have crossed an ocean and are in Europe. I changed them to show totals for North America, the Atlantic, and Europe followed by overall totals. That should give you a better measure of the distances we are covering. Click on the Statistics tab above to see them. If you have any suggestions for a more useful listing, let us know.

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