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My Way To capture every aspect of my journeys along the Caminos de Santiago. From planning to walking to home again, I want to record the feelings, insights, experiences and transformation that occur for me every step of The Way.

Trip: Walking the Via de la Plata

There are [24] stories from my trip: Walking the Via de la Plata

Great Gratitude

CANADA | Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | Views [424]

Hello Dearest Friends and Family! Six months later and it seems like a lifetime ago that I walked the Camino Via de la Plata, but it is still very much a part of my everday existence.  I am now in the throes of my thesis, tentatively titled:... Read more >

Photos: Paris

FRANCE | Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

Thanks to Jenny J. for meeting me in Paris for my last 6 six days in Europe. Heading home straight from the Camino called for a transition, and Paris, France, was the perfect city for this!
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Tags: paris, post-camino

Photos: Forests, Fields, Rivers & Mountains

SPAIN | Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

A chronological gallery of some of the beautiful scenery along the Via de la Plata Way and the Finesterre/Muxia Way.
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Tags: camino, fields, finesterre, forests, mountains, rivers, via de la plata

Photos: Albergues Along The Way

SPAIN | Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

Via de la Plata
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Tags: albergues, camino, finesterre, via de la plata

Photos: I Belong Among the Wildflowers

SPAIN | Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

The beauty I found in the wildflowers along the way never ceased to lift my spirits. I highly recommend downloading this tune on a separate screen while perusing these pics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozgmyx919a4&feature=related We all belong somewhere ... Read more >
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Tags: camino, via de la plata, wildflowers

Photos: Ancient Architecture & Modern Day Graffiti: An Album of Juxtaposition

SPAIN | Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Tags: camino, graffiti, via de la plata

Angels Everywhere (The Gift of Trust)

FRANCE | Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | Views [679] | Comments [3]

The most important lesson that I have learned over the course of my travels is that the Universe loves me unconditionally. I am blessed to have known this for quite some time, but never has it been so ingrained and so clearly demonstrated as during this ... Read more >

Photos: The Peregrinos I Loved Along 'The Way'

SPAIN | Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

These are fellow peregrinos (masculine) and peragrinas (feminine) that I really connected with along the Via de la Plata, whether I walked with them 800kms or bumped into them at albergues once, twice, or many times...these are the folks who touched my ... Read more >
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Tags: camino, pilgrims, via de la plata

Photos: The Many Markers of 'The Way'

SPAIN | Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Tags: camino, finesterre, via de la plata


SPAIN | Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | Views [554] | Comments [1]

Hello Friends & Family, I am in Paris now and what a journey it has been! But first, my excursion to Finesterre. Walking to the coast was ultimately just a reason for me to simply keep walking and thinking and feeling. Before I left Santiago ... Read more >

The Way Will Not Deliver You to Happiness, Rather Happiness is The Way

SPAIN | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [697] | Comments [1]

Day 40: Santiago de Compostela and My Final Day of the Via de la Plata Hello Dear Friends & Family! I have  walked alone for 114kms without folly or strife and have experienced a powerful and lovely transition over these past four days! ... Read more >

Quick and Dirty Update 2

SPAIN | Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | Views [552]

Day 36: Santiago de Compostela Hello Friends and Family! I am feeling much better today and have been having a wonderful vacation while on vacation in the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela! I have been reaquainted with a wonderful Italian ... Read more >

Dear Juan

SPAIN | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Views [628] | Comments [1]

      Day 35:Santiago de Compostela  Well, here I am in the city that, for many, is the final destination whether on the Camino Frances, Camino del Norte, Camino Primitivo, Camino Portugues, or, my path, the Camino Via ... Read more >

Inventory (re-reconsidered)

SPAIN | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | Views [1211]

Packing for this kind of trip is easier than you'd think. Best advice I could ever give: Keep it Simple, Keep it Light!  Update: In actually walking The Camino I've changed my mind about the ideal weight of my pack and what I need and don't ... Read more >

Tags: camino, pre-planning

Not to Be

SPAIN | Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | Views [300] | Comments [1]

Day 26 (296.5kms to go!): Okay, my peeps are asking for pics. I totally get it, you want to see, and not just read, about this amazing journey I'm on. So, I bring my totally awesome Nikon Coolpix S8200 14x zoom to the little library in Rionegro ... Read more >

The Quick and Dirty Update

SPAIN | Thursday, 17 May 2012 | Views [330] | Comments [2]

Hello All! Day 21: Salamenca (HALF WAY TO SANTIAGO!!!) Not much time to write today...so quick and dirty it is! As you know, Bea has left us to travel further north. On the same day, Juan and I chose to walk 34kms while Peter opted for a shorter ... Read more >

A Day in the Life of This Peregrina (Pilgrim)

SPAIN | Monday, 14 May 2012 | Views [691]

Hello All! Day 18 and I am walking at a magnificent pace now and alongside my friends, rather than trailing behind! THIS is how I imagined it would feel to be a peregrino before I left on this amazing journey! THIS is me walking healthy and free! ... Read more >

The Heat Cometh

SPAIN | Friday, 11 May 2012 | Views [467] | Comments [1]

Can´t believe my luck in accessing the internet AND a computer two nights in a row!!!   The spring here is officially over, it seems, and the sun is ramping up the temperature. Up until Monday we saw a lot of clouds, mist,  cool ... Read more >

Mi Familia

SPAIN | Thursday, 10 May 2012 | Views [498]

I want you to meet the wonderful people I've been travelling with for the past 13 days or so...Their photos are in my Peregrinos I Loved Along the Way gallery. Juan: 62 year old Libra with Aquarius rising! I met Juan while leaving Seville, ... Read more >

Encouraging Signs from the Universe

SPAIN | Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | Views [938] | Comments [1]

I've had two very heartwarming experiences since my arrival in Spain that I'd like to share because I think they're very positive signs that the Universe is continually smiling on me and that I'm well watched over by angels in the guise of human beings.... Read more >

I Am Blessed

SPAIN | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | Views [558] | Comments [4]

Hello Dear Loved Ones! Okay, first leg of the journey was a success and I am in Madrid! I experienced smooth travelling all the way, for which I´m very thankful, and even caught some shut-eye on the plane. The Hostal San Blas is everything I ... Read more >

The Countdown is Officially On!

CANADA | Saturday, 14 Apr 2012 | Views [659] | Comments [3]

Wow, is there really only 10 days left until I embark on the journey of my lifetime thus far? Amazing. Really. I can hardly believe I've manifested this dream into reality. I'm feeling much more confident about who I am and what I'm capable of after ... Read more >

Tags: camino, pre-planning, via de la plata

Photos: Me: Pre-Camino

CANADA | Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Preparation and packing for my trek across the 1000km Via de la Plata in Spain.
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Pre-Camino Jitters

CANADA | Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | Views [834]

9 weeks, 4 days to go Today I received my Pilgrim Guide to Spain: Route 2 Camino Mozarabe (or the Via de la Plata) and now I've got butterflies in my stomach. Self doubt is swirling all around me. Dear God, is this the route I should be taking for ... Read more >

Tags: camino, jitters, pre-planning, via de la plata