We made it.
The hardest thing, was to start walking again after the food poisoning.
The easiest thing, once we were on the way, was to keep on going.
Today will be memorable for finishing of course, but also for the experience of walking with hundreds of others, as the sun revealed the morning mist, and then later the last slog into town, which seemed to go on and on; everyone quiet, everyone pensive the entire way.
And now it’s done.
It was as simple as putting one foot in front of the other, and as difficult. Thank-you for all the encouragement and support along the way.
Perhaps, later, I’ll add another post, answering some of the questions as to why. For now, we’re soaking it all in.