- Day 1: Santiago de Compostelle to Madrid
- Distance: 360 miles
- Time: 9 hours
- Weather: 65 degrees / overcast and light rain
Decompression is necessary after a solitude journey. Going home would be too abrupt. A neutral place allowing the experiences to settle is wise. The nine hour bus ride to Madrid began the thought process. Unbeknownst I rode through towns from my first Camino in 2014…Arzua, Lugo, Ponferrada, and Astoria. Haunting! Contrasting the similarities and difference helps sort my 2022 Portugués Camino.