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The Camino Again 2013

SPAIN | Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | Views [262]

And so here we go again!  The Camino from Ferrol to Santiago .... Santiago to Finesterre .....   September

Tags: the camino 2013

But Wait ..... There is so much more

SPAIN | Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [316]

Check back in about a week and I will have updated the stories. There is so much more to add to every day  I was away.  Since I had to share the computer with so many other pilgrims while in the albergues, I was limited in the time I could spend sharing ... Read more >

In the Footsteps of a Diva in Spain

SPAIN | Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Views [512] | Comments [1]

Alas my loved ones, I have arrived back home a week early.  When last we talked I was standing in a plaza in Santiago de Compostela deciding what to do next.  I could have gone on to Finisterra for a few days ..... or stayed in Santiago ..... what would possibly ... Read more >

Tags: pilgrims are grateful, tourists demand

Gallery: Camino

SPAIN | Saturday, 4 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Santiago or Bust

SPAIN | Saturday, 4 Oct 2008 | Views [510] | Comments [2]

Yes, I made it to Santiago !!! Wednesday morning, early, I set off to go the last 4k to the Cathederal.  Stopped off at a truly old cafe for some of the usual Spanish breakfast of cafe con leche and toast, but this one was truly elegant.  Then to the ... Read more >

Tags: it all began with one step

Made it to San Marcos

SPAIN | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [599] | Comments [4]

I am on top of Monte Goza overlooking Santiago.  Will get there tomorrow, only a mile or so down the mountain.  Someone must be looking out for me as I was able to  walk the entire 18k, much of which was uphill, with not much difficulty.  The original ... Read more >

Tags: you can whine ... or have some wine

Arca Update

SPAIN | Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | Views [599] | Comments [4]

Just to let you all know that my leg is much better this morning - the swelling appears to have gone down, and the pain is almost gone.  going to stay the night here in Arca again just to prepare for the final day´s walking - 10 miles to Santiago. I ... Read more >

Tags: a little wine makes you feel sooooooo good.

Santiago in Sight ..... but .....

SPAIN | Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | Views [441] | Comments [1]

Well, here it is Sunday already and I am very close to Santiago.  I am in Arca this evening, and began the long journey fom Arzua.  One of my longer walks today, but there are not that many places to actually stay along this last aspect of the Camino.... Read more >

Tags: did pilgrims actually carry walking sticks, or were they really crutches.

Feliz Cumplianos para me

SPAIN | Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | Views [734] | Comments [3]

Well, here it is !  60 and feeling lonely without my family and friends.  But just had a vino tinto and feeling a little better.  The day started out in the negative.  I was close to Palasde Rei and decided that I had enough.  Dropped in at a small albergue ... Read more >

Tags: the bad and the hungry, the good

Reflections of a Pilgrim in Portomarin

SPAIN | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | Views [644] | Comments [3]

Hola amigos.  Finally made it to Portomarin, on a water way and built on the side of a mountain.  Again, a beautiful town.  Went from Sarria yesterday to a little hostel not far from here.  I keep getting into some lucky circumstances.  This was a true ... Read more >

Tags: there are pilgrims and then there are tourists

In Sarria

SPAIN | Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | Views [390] | Comments [5]

Made it to Saria, but had to take a taxi.  The hike up the mountain yeaterday was just too much for me, the pack too heavy, the trail straight up.  It started to rain, but it was still hot.  After getting up to the top of O Cebreio, it was windy.  Needless ... Read more >

Tags: the rain in spain is mainly on me

Boots on the Ground

SPAIN | Saturday, 20 Sep 2008 | Views [352]

And so I have finally had a chance to get onto the sight again to let everyone know that I am just fine.  It was a long trip from San Francisco to Madrid, delay in the plane from Toronto to Madrid, then my backpack went missing for awhile.  After I found ... Read more >

Tags: the life of a pilgrim is not easy

Two Weeks and Counting

SPAIN | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | Views [334] | Comments [3]

Two weeks from now - in Spain !!!  I am now getting everything arranged in my pack, and of course there is just too much.  I have wittled it down to 3 pairs of pants (one just for going out), 4 shirts, minimal undies, boots and sandals, rain poncho, ... Read more >

Tags: calle valdes

Some Opening Thoughts

SPAIN | Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | Views [470] | Comments [1]

Just a month away from the adventure of a lifetime - walking the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain.  This will be a 60th birthday present to myself.  Never thought I would make it!  And so what better way to celebrate than to take a pilgrimage in ... Read more >

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