My brother Bob and his 21yr old son Rupert today walked into Santiago.
They made it!
Today on their last stage they walked from Arzura, some 40kms.
I’m so proud of them both. It took them 31 days in total – without a rest day.
They did hardly any training (although my brother swears about the benefits of doing 300 squats a day beforehand!), and both were harbouring previous medical and health issues.
Interestingly, it was not my interest in the Camino that spurred them to do the pilgrimage. Rupert watched The Way, then urged my brother to watch it, and that’s what got them thinking that maybe they should do it together – as father and son, just like in the movie.
So right now they’ re in a Santiago restaurant bingeing out on paella.
They deserve it!