A veteran pilgrim says goodbye with one last road route of 2,650 kilometers

Carlos Avila left Rome on April 21, after attending a hearing of the pope, and walked for 96 days straight to Santiago

Fabio
27/07/2016 13:00 '
Carlos Avila and  family - XOÁN A. SOLER

Carlos Avila and family - XOÁN A. SOLER

Carlos Avila, a native of Pontevedra, is one of the experts many veterans Camino de Santiago. The hobby of traveling the Camino de Santiago led him to walk for 11 routes in recent years and now, with 69 years, he says that will park long walks and only small sections dedicated to performing with his friends of youth. However, this retired rigger farewell Camino de Santiago could not be better ... 2,650 kilometers in his last great journey related to the Jacobean routes. Carlos Avila left Rome on April 21, after attending a hearing of the pope, and walked for 96 days 2,650 kilometers from the Italian capital of the Galician capital. An incredible average 27 kilometers a day, something that only experts can support veterans Way.

However, wearing year and a half preparing for this last great adventure, ensuring that the force it out of the religion. Along the way they have accompanied, by sections, other friends, pilgrims and family. However, the last to join the plan was his son priest, which allowed exceptionally read the Gospel in the last Mass of the Pilgrim. Upon arrival in Santiago they were waiting family, friends and especially his grandchildren. Also they attended the meeting the dean of the Cathedral of Santiago, Segundo Pérez; Xacobeo manager, Rafael Sanchez Bargiela; and the president of the International Committee of Experts of the Camino de Santiago, Paolo Caucci.

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David Romero
David Romero 27/07/16 19:12:46
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Toda una proeza, que grande.
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Pepe AM
Pepe AM 28/07/2016 15:21:05
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No estoy del todo de acuerdo. Es decir, está claro que hay algunos que buscan demasiado reconocimiento, incluso los hay que ya van patrocinados y todo...

Pero que un hombre de 70 años se haga 2700 kilómetros en tres meses en el Camino, es sin duda algo bastante destacable, lo recojan o no los periódicos.

Hay muchos que salen en prensa, hay muchos otros que no salen en prensa, pero el salir o no en prensa no debe ser condicional para ser calificados de peregrinos o no, o ser condicional del mérito que se merecen o no. Creo que son cosas diferentes y no depende de si salen o no en un pequeño reportaje, dependen de cómo lo han hecho o cómo lo han vivido ellos.

Mi enhorabuena a Carlos Ávila, un crack.
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Aventurero
Aventurero 28/07/2016 09:03:52
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Cierto Mari, el camino está prostituido y mas de uno y de dos ya no lo hacen para si, sino para laurearse públicamente.

Me acuerdo de aquello que dice que el turista exige, el peregrino agradece... Creo que esto sería un caso algo parecido, el peregrino de verdad evita este tipo de noticias.

Aun así no quita mérito a lo que este hombre ha hecho.
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