Our first day on the Camino was a bit of a learning curve but with a guide everything is taken care of. Our guide, Mercedes, made sure we kept on the right trail and reminded us to pace ourselves. The thing about Camino is not to worry about getting to your next destination but to enjoy the journey. There are small restaurants along the way, every 30 minutes or so, so you can always get something to drink and use the bathrooms. I thought that the Camino would be so much busier but there are times when we are walking alone. We stopped at a beautiful restaurant for over an hour just enjoying the food and our new friends. That’s another great thing about traveling in a group! You meet people from all over the world. We have people from South Africa, Ireland, London, Melbourne and Canada on our tour. After 8 hours we arrive at our first destination the riverside city of Portomarin. That’s 23km down and 90 more kilometres to go. Now it’s time for a cold beer.