Chance or Fate

Having attended many talks about chance and randomness it is still amazing when certain chance events occur.

Michael & Manuel near Torremegia

When Sally and I were walking the Camino Via de la Plata from Seville a few weeks ago we bumped into two German lads, Manuel & Michael. Manuel was walking all the way to Santiago and in fact when Sally left in Los Santos, I walked with them from Villafranca to Merida. However, due to the office sale in Cambridge we parted company in Merida.

In the meantime Em and Mark were walking from Roncesvalle to Santiago…

Mark & Em at Stansted

Now get this when Em and Mark were collecting their Compostellas in Santiago who should they meet  at the office? Yep Manuel. Now what is the chances of that happening?

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Swimming on The Camino

Today was a short 13km hop for us from Guillena. Even that was tiring after an awful nights sleep at Hostal Bar Frances due to some wretched pump switching on and off all night plus a lack of air due it being an internal room.

Here in Castilblanco de los Arroyos our luck was in as we happened upon the brand new Hospederia de la Plata (955 73 53 49 http://www.hospederiadelaplata.es ) gorgeous room with terrace and wet room shower plus an outdoor pool 🙂 ours for 20 euro each!

So we are now 42km into the 1000km walk.

Thank you Bar Casa Leon for the wifi