We were so fortunate that Maggie Woodward agreed to do a presentation to the AGC and also allowed us to invite members of the general public. The audience on the day was 50-50 from each source and entrance fees raised €30 for us to share between CUDECA, Epilepsy Bereaved & Club Coffers.
She did not embark on the adventure because of any religious reasons – purely because…..
it was there!
What an achievement!
And not belittled by the fact that, during May, 25,204 other people did it – 48% of whom were women; 7 people in wheelchairs and 27% over 65 years old.
They needed to register at the Pilgrim' office and to get their documents stamped (a daily requirement to provide proof of completion)
This accommodation turned out to be Four Star in comparison with other places in which they laid their weary, throbbing heads in the weeks to come.
Albergues can be situated in convents and monasteries, in lovely purpose built establishments and in run down buildings with few facilities, and beds are invariably bunks. Prices ranged from free to around €12.
Maggie also ensured that she posted her Blog every single evening when there was WiFi – even those evenings when she was almost comatose …..
No opportunity to dry one's clothes – always wet! Shudder!
One of the most memorable AGC Events.