Birthday Musings from the Great Wall of China, the Camino and the Northern Lights
One evening I opened FaceBook and there was an advert for trekking the Great Wall of China, something which I had always found fascinating from the time I could read about it, so I signed up, began training and duly set off with an organised group called Earths Edge on my birthday 2 years ago to undertake the adventure of a lifetime
Earlier this year I set off on another undertaking, walking the Camino in northern Spain, photo, I am standing on the steps of the cathedral de Santiago with my certificates and my pilgrim shell.
I did the last 100 klms from Sarria to Santiago, walking for 5 days to cover the distance, I travelled alone but the camaradrie of the Camino saw me meet up with a lovely Australian lady and we walked together each day. The northern Spanish countryside is much like Ireland but we passed through villages which had buildings which had stood for hundreds of years bearing witness to a constant stream of pilgrims retracing the steps of St James. We reached Santiago and were very lucky to see the famous Botafumerio swinging across the ceiling of the cathedral
In 2 weeks time I set off on another adventure, to visit Iceland and hopefully see the Northern Lights (Aurora Boreallis. Weather conditions will dictate whether I get to actually see them or not as being a natural phenomenon they are not guaranteed to appear on the weekend I happen to be there.
I will share my experience and would love to hear from anyone who has been to Rejkavik and seen them