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MARKETING Islands. Later in the day, we were taken to a place 5km (3mi) before the end of the camino. We enjoyed the walk, but at the same time were remembering the nautical experience of the last few days, and I guess we were making a list of names of family and friends we will take with us next time. This is the pilgrimage effect, you immediately want to share. When you go to sail in Galicia, take your time or you will be missing fantastic stopovers. Constantino Kavafis’s “Ithaka” comes to mind, and becomes as valid as ever: “Hope your road is a long one. May there be many summer mornings when, with what pleasure, what joy, you enter harbours you’re seeing for the first time; may you stop at Phoenician trading stations to buy fine things, mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony, sensual perfume of every kind – as many sensual perfumes as you can; and may you visit many Egyptian cities to learn and go on learning from their scholars. Don’t lose sight of Ithaca, for that’s your destination. But take your time; better that the journey lasts many a year and that your boat only drops anchor on the island when you have The final destination: the main altar/ shrine at Santiago de Compostella Cathedral. grown rich with what you learned on the way”. On a less heady note, it’s important to stress that the region is very safe, clean, and well kept. The Galicians throw their soul to you in a way which is impossible to ignore. They were Celts and Romans, and now they are people proud of their territory, their traditions and their history, and the sea that has been part of their lives since their time began. They experience the complicated feeling of simultaneously fearing and loving the sea, as it can take their loved ones from them but also gives them their main sustenance. The overall experience of my pilgrimage along El Camino was to discover how a trip like this is the ultimate team builder. It’s perfect for management courses, and perfect for sharing. Charter a boat, bring your own boat, let the voyage take over. It’s not a tourist trip but a bonding of souls. If you are looking for a special way to boost your marina image, think of a promotional trip. Venture forth and deliver a pilgrimage. And if you do, this is an example of how to do it well, and make it memorable. Decking Reimagined Groundbreaking decking technology. Laboratory tested for decades-long UV performance and for the best storm surge and wave resistance. Microcellular core technology for industry-leading stability, strength and durability. Integrated non-slip surface and better quality for faster installation and reliable performance. SunWalk can help you build more dock, faster and get more of your revenue to profit. Superior Strength. Superior Experience. Superior Surface. 1.844.478.6925 sunwalkdocks.com www.marinaworld.com – September/October 2021 23

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