Got poles and snacks for the assault on the mountain today. Rain is forecast but the day after should be very good. Walking with others so we encourage each other. Met a nice Yorkshireman walking for a sick child. Conversation at the dinner table was eclectic..,French,English,Spanish, Yorkshire and bewildered sign language for 2 unilingual Chinese pilgrims. Time to get up. and walk!
So the very beginning of this pilgrimage seems to be exactly what it should be: walking with a happy spirit with others who are doing exactly the same thing!
As expected you will make it enjoyable for yourself and your companions.
How exciting! I can feel it from here.