Friends on the Road

My 2018 Adventure – Friends on the Road

I have wandered all of my life and also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. ~ Hilaire Belloc

My 2018 Adventure – Friends on the Road

One of the best things about traveling is meeting new people.  My 2018 adventure has been no exception and I’ve been fortunate to meet some awesome people.  On the West Highland Way I met a pair of hikers who were friends in London.  However, one was from Poland and the other from Lithuania if I’m remembering correctly.  We were on a similar schedule on the trail so I got to talk to them a number of different times.  I also met a father and daughter from Colorado and a really cool Australian couple who had done a lot of the same hikes I had, including being on the Appalachian Trail the year after I was.

On the Great Glen Way I met a really nice named Sal.  He was a relatively new hiker and after spending the day before yo-yoing each other on the trail.  We caught up with each other and finished the day out hiking together.  I also met a really cool young woman who was studying environmental science at the end of another day and finished the hike with her into  town.

In Spain I met a really cool English couple, one who had been a guide for some time on the Camino de Santiago.  I spent a really wonderful day hiking with them from time to time and then enjoying drinks and food as we sat outside at a great little restaurant in a small town in northern Spain.

In Morocco, I got to know the host of our Riad, he was from England and had been in Morocco for about fifteen years and had some really amazing insights into what was happening in Marakech.  I also met a really nice American couple staying at the same Riad.

Here in Mexico I have a really great situation by studying at a Spanish language school.  I get to meet a lot of locals but also a ton of travelers who are doing exactly what I am.  I’ve  been fortunate enough to meet some really cool women from Japan.  Fellow travelers from the US and Canada as well as travelers from Scotland and England.

When you meet fellow travelers there’s an instant connection regardless of age or background.  Just in my time at the language school I’ve had connections with people from eighteen to seventy from utterly diverse backgrounds, occupations and view points.  Yet we all share the same hunger for learning things and that’s a heck of place to start.  Hope you can experience this as well my friends, have a happy day. ~ Rev Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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