It is inevitable that I will have missed some names and I apologise for that but to everybody that I did meet, thank you for your company, your good humour, your friendship and if I bored you with my story, sorry, but to all of you Buen Camino on your journey through life. Team Namibia arrived in Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday 4th May 2011 around 12.30pm, the tears flowed, the smiles were very wide, we all texted and phoned our arrival and waved like fools at the web-cam, we hugged and kissed and felt relieved that we had got there.
To sum up, the first ten days were good with Paul and the others. The middle was very tough for me personally, I could not have hung in there without Eileen and Rachel to get me through, the phone contact was expensive but so very necessary for me and my state of mind. As for the last ten days I was privileged to meet two ladies who had a goal to do the Camino, who cheered me up and inspired me though they say the opposite! Hedwig and Connie you are very special people I am so grateful that I had the good fortune to meet you and be part of Team Namibia. We will meet again, that is a promise. God Bless.
To all those people who supported Paul and I in our Camino fund-raising, we are very grateful. The final figure is not available as we are keeping the site open and there is money still coming in but it will be close to £2000. It will be divided between Severn Hospice and The British Heart Foundation.
To everyone who offered words of support via email and the blog – especially Tony’s wife Kath for her unstinting support – your kind words are much appreciated. I did this in memory of a very good friend Tony Embrey, someone I admired, trusted and respected for twenty odd years, much missed, thanks for looking after me Tony.