Today I met up with my Camino friend Mariena in her homeland! It was wonderful!
It turned out that my air b’n’b wasn’t that far from where she lives (at least on the right side of Amsterdam) and she picked me up early this morning …
First we did some sightseeing … (before the coachloads of tourists arrived!)
(photos to follow)
Followed by coffee and cake … after which we went back to her home (and transferred the Camino photos to her laptop) …. and then we went to the beach (surprisingly warm in the November sunshine) before I caught the train to Schipol airport.
I’m flying home to Turku airport via Riga (AirBaltic) … and saw the sunset while having a burger and beer before boarding! Oh and I might have picked up a book to read too!
Tonight – if everything works out fine travel wise (something I never take for granted) I’ll sleep in my own bed – first time in almost two months! And tomorrow morning I’m back walking my dog!