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Trip: ESPANA...ole!

There are [21] stories from my trip: ESPANA...ole!


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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Up Up and aWAY

SPAIN | Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [327] | Comments [2]

This morning leaving the hotel, I ran into another American that I had met yesterday. I was about to suggest walking together but then I remembered my decision. When I woke up this morn, I decided to do today's 15km on my own, giving me time to think, ... Read more >


MY FEET

SPAIN | Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Views [322] | Comments [1]

I knew footwear was key in making the camino a pleasant walk. My first hours on the way I was paying close attention to shoes. It seemed like everyone was wearing sturdy serious hiking boots and very few of us were wearing sneakers. Hmm, I started to ... Read more >


the Way to Melide

SPAIN | Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Views [361] | Comments [1]

Another day of beautiful countryside after the fog lifted, that is. Having gone to bed at 9pm, I was up way before the rooster. I kid you not.. It was right outside my bedroom window. I was already up and dressed when he started cockle-doodle -doing.... Read more >


Portomarin - Eixere

SPAIN | Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | Views [388] | Comments [2]

Day 2 at 10:00 I was still sitting in my hotel room thinking 'mucho gracias' to the lifesaver who left the wifi open with no password necessary. I had to walk “just” 17km today to reach Eixere. Garry (the guy who organized my hotels/stops) mentioned ... Read more >


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