On the causeway, I was stopped by another long-distance walker, who recognized
me as a fellow-traveler. We chatted briefly about walking, about the nature of
a pilgrimage (he was adamant that I was on a pilgrimage even
though I insisted my walk was secular), and about some of the details of
the trail where he’d come from (I believe he was ending his walk at
Instead of heading up the main street, I opted for going part of the way up
along the walls, avoiding the crowds.