As I read and reread my trip's journal, I seldom see any day that was simply easy. And sometimes more than one day felt like the hardest so far! Some stretches of the path were so intense, demanding and challenging that I needed all my concentration just to put one foot in front of the other., and I dearly hoped no one would try to strike up a conversation. But every day also had unforeseen blessings and compensations.
Arthur Paul Boers. THE WAY IS MADE BY WALKING: A PILGRIMAGE ALONG THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO.