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Forgiving Body . . . but what about the mind?

SPAIN | Sunday, 20 Jun 2010 | Views [324] | Comments [1]

After walking 25km or so, I was fine.. until I stopped. I felt like I could keep going but the the minute I got to the hotel and took off my Nikes, my legs and back ached. Each time I thought I would rest for an hour or so but that usually turned into ... Read more >


"Are you on the Camino?"

SPAIN | Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | Views [227] | Comments [1]

On day 1, a wiry French guy asked me this and I responded defensively. “I did 100km last year. I think I can do 90km this time.” When 2 Spanish guys asked me, I laughed and just said, 'si' Trying to be objective about it, I can see where the question ... Read more >


To(e)ward the End of the World

SPAIN | Sunday, 13 Jun 2010 | Views [372] | Comments [1]

A week before my departure and I had a toe problem. A big one—and my big toe. Man oh man, you wouldn't believe the pain I experienced even when a sheet was placed lightly over my big right toe. How was I going to walk the 90km on the Camino Finisterra ... Read more >


Ready . . Set . . Walk

SPAIN | Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | Views [1422]

Gearing to go...  Like last June, I will head to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in NW Spain. I will walk about 90km from S de C to Finisterre, the End of the World. The day before leaving I noticed an ad on the back of a bus. How could I have not ... Read more >


All the WAY!

SPAIN | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Views [571] | Comments [5]

As I got closer and closer to Km 0, my anticipation and excitement rose. A few pit stops on the Way were my only stops. I was on a mission. Coming over Monte Gozo, about 3kms away from destination, everything changed. Excitement and anticipation both ... Read more >


Show me the WAY

SPAIN | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Views [468]

So, I arrived at Santiago de Compostela today before noon as planned. I wrote another entry before stepping out this morn. Well fortunately, there were two other early birds this morning, a French couple. If it hadn't been for them, I would have taken ... Read more >


Hit the highWAY??

SPAIN | Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | Views [432] | Comments [2]

Some parts of the Way are alongside concrete highways. There is a strange feeling. You can walk for hours in a fairy tale like forest - huge trees that form a canopy over the dirt path, wild flowers with bright colors, birds chirping and little ... Read more >


Light the WAY

SPAIN | Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | Views [344]

5:55am and I am sitting in my hotel room waiting for dawn to break. It is still too dark out to go walking. My goal is to get to Santiago in time for the noon day mass. Just to be sure, I decided last night to give myself 6 hours. It's the last 20km ... Read more >


Gallery: Random Way

SPAIN | Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Arzua-Rua

SPAIN | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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HeadWAY

SPAIN | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Views [355] | Comments [1]

Today's walk was easy—very few hills! Or maybe there weren't so few and I am just getting a little better at getting up them. I think I am making some headway. At least, I don't agonize as much when I am at the foot of a hill. Plus, today was perfect ... Read more >


"One" WAY

SPAIN | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Views [362] | Comments [2]

A month or so before leaving, I was a little apprehensive about walking the Way alone. Once I got all of those “what if” questions out of my mind, I was fine with my decision. Now, that I am here, I see there would be no other way for me but to go ... Read more >


My WAY

SPAIN | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Views [385]

Frank said (or should I say, sang) it first, I did it my way. And that is how the Camino/St James Way is done—your way, my way, his way, her way. There is no right way. After four days, I am no expert on the way to do the Way. Talking, observing and ... Read more >


Gallery: Melide - Arzua

SPAIN | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Eixere-Melide

SPAIN | Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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