I'm on a train to Madrid. I think I should have been on one to Lisbon. We booked the train yesterday in a moment of "indecision", after really having talked little about where we'd go after Santiago and before Madrid. Price was an issue.
This gives us 8 days in Madrid. I was up late last night looking for a tour from Madrid. Janet, my friend from French class tried helping me from America. In the end, I think I found the tour too late. No matter. Pilgrims travel not one day at a time, but one footstep at a time.
This train left Santiago at 14:50 and arrives at 20:19. My pilgrim feet are onboard in the sandals I brought from America.
As I said, the pain in my healing feet was reawakened by my walk to the Finisterre lighthouse and back. Insult to injury takes place again in Santiago on the medieval stone streets and in two museums last evening.
If I stand too long, or pound the feet onto the surface too long, my toe hurts. I think it's just the pressure of weight trying to find it's way out. The heel of that same foot hurts again. Maybe I have a bone spur, or plantar faciaitus? But the last few evenings I am getting a tingling sensation just infront of my heel in the soft part of the foot. Nerves? Pilgrimitis?