Can be a bit scary, when you get a calling to go explore the world. Where do you go? What do you do to take action? I very much trust that I will be shown. So lots places and ideas were coming to me and I have friends around the world who are just busting […]Read more "How to take the first step"
Day 38. We set off very tired after not much sleep, pleased to be leaving Sarria behind.Ready for 22.5km walk today so not too far but a good 5 hours walking. We leave on a downhill and then it gradually climbs up again through forest and historical art.The most natural symbols of the oak forest, […]Read more "The Way… Talk with the Trees."
Day 42. Misty frosty morning, here we go..last 10km to Santiago..was actually 13 as a detour….Apparently Lavacolla in etymology is derived from ” lava colea” in an uninhibited reference to the hygiene of the genitals. Coming in yesterday evening we walked by stream with all sorts hanging on the tree. Here was where the pilgrims […]Read more "The Way….Walked 800km …"
Day 40.. Palas de rei to Arzua…30 km We decided to do a couple big days so we would only have 10 km on the last day and be in time for mass at 12pm. We leave Palas de rei by the way of the Compo de Romeiras a meeting place for pilgrims, where traditionally, […]Read more "The Way..Countdown to Santiago de Compostela."
Day 36….Alto de Poio to Sarria. 32 km We left our funny wee hotel on a misty morning, wrapped up from the cold.We are heading for Sarria today as there’s not much accommodation in between, we have a steep down hill then up and down again.I prefer uphill to downhill as my knees normally tell […]Read more "The Way…. Energy clearing."
Day 34. We leave Cacabelos on a cold crisp sunny morning, a pretty town with lots window boxes with flowers in them..a nice stream running through with the reflection of trees in it.We head up the road with vineyards lining each side, art work on buildings adding colour, sign saying 182 km to Santiago de […]Read more "The Way….More walking and exploring."
Day 30.. Sunshine ….makes me happy….I don’t mind rain but walking 30 km in it wouldn’t be fun…this is the last 300 km of the Camino. I set off from La Virgin de Camino…take the alternative route and it’s very quiet, not another pilgrim or person in sight. Pass through a village that has huge […]Read more "The Way..Back on the Road again.."
Day 28 & 29… Explored Leon…a city with a lot history and beautiful culture. The cathedral has something like 194 stained glass windows, something special.Lots funky wee shops, markets and people enjoying life. There are two big old brick walls around the city, one is the wall to the hospital. It’s a diverse city in […]Read more "The Way…Rest days.."