Almost There … on the Galloping Goose : Langford to Victoria

Our goal for today was downtown Victoria, which was only 13 km from the hotel we stayed in last night, and only 18 km from Point Zero, at Clover Point.   When we walked our first Camino in Spain along the Camino Frances route , trekking 800 km from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, we noticed two types of reactions in our fellow pilgrims as we reached the end of The Way.   Some hikers dramatically picked up their pace, clearly driven by the excitement of reaching a destination that had previously seemed unattainable on foot. Alternatively, others slowed way down, wanting the journey to last as long as possible.   We definitely fell into the latter category, stopping every 5 km or less for a café con leche, tortilla, or slice of Santiago cake and a chat with our fellow hikers.   Today we find ourselves in a similar mood – now less than 20 km from the Point Zero marker at Clover Point, we are suddenly in no hurry to reach it, despite a long, hard, exhausti