This truly is an amazing city. With temperatures reaching twenty degrees Celsius the signs were all indicating a “go-ahead” to start the training for my arduous lengthy walk from Le Puy in France to the Atlantic coast through Santiago de Compostela.
My first 10 km walk took place yesterday and I was overwhelmed by the extensive green space that this city has. There are acres and acres of greenland not unlike the expansive golf courses of Canada.
Yesterday my walk took me along the beach. The weather was so enticing to all that whoever could be outside, was! There were sun-bathers and even bathers as well as surfers, divers and many playing what I had thought was volleyball until I stopped to watch. There is a net and two aside. A soccer ball is hit back and forth in the same manner as in soccer; that is, by the use of head, shoulders, knees, feet but NO HANDS. When the ball does not get across the net then it is a point for the other team. “The serve” is a kick as in soccer. I have not seen this played on the beaches of Vancouver but I must confess that I have never taken the time to simply stand, watch and enjoy the game being played.
Today is another gorgeous day so I am heading out and hope to again do at least the 10 km from yesterday or better my score.