Day 48 – PAYDIRT! The MotherLode!

Day 48 – the day of PAYDIRT and the Motherlode!  Santiago was in our sights (Vicki’s and mine – 2 very amiable pilgrims who’d encountered each other over a family of mushrooms!) and I should warn you right now – Continue reading Day 48 – PAYDIRT! The MotherLode!

Day 44 – Ourense Jazz Gal

It was Day 44 – I avoided the rain by taking a taxi to Ourense and that night I became a Jazz Gal in a private jazz group, just up the street from my luxe hotel.  Bliss for a cranky Continue reading Day 44 – Ourense Jazz Gal

Days 33 & 34 – 26 ks to Zamora!

It was Day 33 and I ended up walking 26 ks to Zamora!  I thought I might stop after a mere 13 ks and spend the night in Villaneuva de Campean but no!  I walked straight through to the next Continue reading Days 33 & 34 – 26 ks to Zamora!

Day 31 – 15 Ks to Calzada de Valdunciel Spain!

It was Day 31 – I was fresh after 3 days in Salamanca and I opted to do a gentle, (lazy, let’s face it) 15 ks to Calzada de Valdunciel Spain.   (Well not really lazy, more hesitant – I Continue reading Day 31 – 15 Ks to Calzada de Valdunciel Spain!

Day 27 – Over Pear-Shaped Mountains to Salamanca

It was the fateful Day 27 which went pear-shaped and I ended up in Salamanca a day early in a glamorous hotel because I COULD!  Here’s how it happened.  And believe me, THIS day was a true Comedy of Errors! Continue reading Day 27 – Over Pear-Shaped Mountains to Salamanca

Day 16 – Elvis had left the Building, Alas!

Alas, when I reached Aldea del Cano, Elvis had already left the building! After my brush with fame in Alcuescar, (see previous post) I leapt out of bed next morning (me leaping?!) and headed for Aldea del Cano at 9am.  The Continue reading Day 16 – Elvis had left the Building, Alas!

Day 15 – Walking 19 ks to Alcuescar!

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It was Day 15 of walking – it was the 17th of September and I was now a confident and solitary pilgrim on the road to Alcuescar.  I only wrote a couple of lines in the day journal so I Continue reading Day 15 – Walking 19 ks to Alcuescar!

Day 11 – Blisters for 25ks to Torremejia

Day 11 saw me walk 2 big red blisters 25 ks to Torremejia. On the 13th September we all walked 25 kilometres from Villafranca to Torremejia which I can only remember, vividly, as MAJOR TERROR! Kinga, the Hungarian pilgrim, threw Continue reading Day 11 – Blisters for 25ks to Torremejia

Reflections on the First Part of My Camino

Now is as good a time as any to share some reflections on the first part of my Camino thus far.  I have just now received a photo of ME walking, taken by the Hungarian pilgrim I was about to meet Continue reading Reflections on the First Part of My Camino

Day 6 – Walking to Fuente de Cantos

Before I continue about walking on Day 6 to Fuente de Cantos, I have had a rethink about events in the last post I wrote – it wasn’t exactly like that.  I didn’t meet the 2 new ladies and I didn’t commit Continue reading Day 6 – Walking to Fuente de Cantos