weekly photo challenge: endurance

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Endurance is the weekly photo challenge prompt. How utterly fitting for us at the moment as we are on the Camino!Β We have about 520km or so til our destination!!

We need to keep at it despite the weather conditions; walking in wind, sun and rain.

Endurance will get us there πŸ™‚

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

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34 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: endurance

    Jaspa said:
    October 22, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I don’t know how you managed to keep up with your blogging while on the Camino. I’ve been busy here at home and I’ve let it become an excuse for not reading other people’s posts as much as I should (sorry… I’m catching up now and loving your photos… they make me wish I’d been there with you!). Blogging in the evenings when you must have been exhausted… Now that’s endurance!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Blogging is rather therapeutic – it is an opportunity for us to download “literally” our thoughts and experiences. Most people on the Camino would sit down and write in their diaries while we blogged instead on our virtual Camino diaries (over at “Sees the Day”) and on this blog when we could. We were definitely exhausted but keeping it up would be a lot better than trying to catch up later to preserve the memories πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for checking out our posts – can’t believe we will be home in about 4 days and will have plenty of other Europe stuff to post too. We have plenty of catch up there to do πŸ™‚

        Jaspa said:
        October 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

        I look forward to reading your posts in the coming weeks!

    Suyash Chopra said:
    September 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Wow. thats super cool photo. I am sure your commitment and endurance will pay off and you will kiss your destination soon. BTW, where are you all heading to – which city or country or place? Just curious πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 23, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you! We started in the south of France and are in Spain now. Our destination is Santiago de Compostela. πŸ™‚

        Suyash Chopra said:
        September 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm

        Yeeee…All the Best. Have a great trip…:)

    Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) said:
    September 22, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    265 kms -that sure takes a lot of endurance. The vineyards seem inviting enough to start off. Keep going. You are my inspiration for my morning walk tomorrow. πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 23, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks!! We have a long way to go – not quite halfway yet πŸ™‚

    My Little Rio Journal said:
    September 21, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    For sure you’re gonna make it!!! Maybe you should write a book about your experience!!! I would definitely read it! : )

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Thanks Cris – we are staying positive that we will get there. One step at a time!
      And about the book?? Hmm…. maybe we should! πŸ™‚

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    September 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm

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    the eternal traveller said:
    September 21, 2014 at 7:03 am

    That glorious view should be enough encouragement to keep on walking. I’d be wanting to find out what was around the next corner every day. Well done.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      Yes – it does keep us going. Sometimes as we HOPE the next corner is a “downhill” or a town… it is just another hill – hehehe – But it’s all in the name of experience!

    kayrpea61 said:
    September 21, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Still full of admiration for your effort. I get blisters from a lot less than what you are doing πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Thank Ken πŸ™‚ We always smile when we read your comments!

    Diana said:
    September 21, 2014 at 1:26 am

    great job!!! YAY!!!

    seeker said:
    September 20, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Oh yah, I remember it all to well. Good one!

    Mabel Kwong said:
    September 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Great shot from location. Perfect. Go, wise monkeys, go!!! I’m cheering you on from my room πŸ™‚

    katpegimana said:
    September 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Keep going! Yes, you will get there, all the best πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Thanking you for the encouragement πŸ™‚

    Renate Flynn said:
    September 20, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Oh, you are fulfilling a dream of mine! This is a very appropriate submission for the theme!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ It was something we felt we needed to do and it really is wonderful!

    oururbanwilderness said:
    September 20, 2014 at 6:36 am

    How awesome is that!! What a wonderful undertaking. Hope you make it to the end.

    Curt Mekemson said:
    September 20, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Looking wet. Have you mentioned how many people are actually doing this walk?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 20, 2014 at 4:58 am

      There are many pilgrims!! Each year, there are approximately 100,000 pilgrims but you can start and finish at any stage you wish. We would only be guessing but we easily see at least the same 30 throughout the day and plus all the others who are way ahead or far behind that we don’t ever get to see. There would be somewhere above 100 a day we reckon leaving St Jean Pied de Port (which is the “common” starting point for the walk) around the same time as us. Depending on the season obviously there would be lots more or less!
      If you are asking specifically, how many people are walking with us? We are not walking in a group, it’s just us. Most people tend to walk this solo or in pairs, or smallish friendship groups! It’s a haven for meeting people and people tend to then walk stages together.
      Hope that answers what you are asking πŸ™‚

    Celia said:
    September 20, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Wow mammoth effort!! How far have you walked so far? Definitely deserve a good massage and soak in a bath (or hot springs if there’s one) after you’re finished!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 20, 2014 at 4:50 am

      Nope, no hot springs 😦 But definitely a good soak in the bath! We have walked about 265 km so far! Still a way away πŸ™‚

    sustainabilitea said:
    September 20, 2014 at 2:49 am

    I probably said this last week, but good for you. As they used to say, “Keep on truckin’.”

    janet

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 20, 2014 at 2:55 am

      Yes… plodding along slowly!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks Janet!!

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