That’s shorthand for Portuguese Camino 2016 – Day Zero…
Meaning tomorrow on Day 1 we begin the walk.
This afternoon Jennifer and I met the group we’ll be spending the next two weeks with – wonderful people who each have a story – in fact, many stories. Each have come to this Camino for a particular reason – whether they know that reason right now or not.
During the next two weeks you will get to know these people – with their approval and sanction – and possibly you might also get to hear their story, or stories.
The Portuguese Camino is a short Camino – only 240kms or so from Porto – and yet it’s a very powerful pilgrimage. Several of those who accompanied us on our last tour found it to be extremely cathartic, and cleansing.
The Camino can wallop you when you least it expect it.
Tonight over dinner there was an undercurrent of nervousness. No one in this group has walked a Camino before, and so there was a level of anxiety amongst them as to whether they’ll make it or not.
They’ll make it.
And they will forge memories that will stay with them the rest of their lives.