Madrid Before & After

Once reaching Santiago, I had inevitably to return to Madrid – before & after in more ways than one. Unbeknownst to all but me, I’d lived in Madrid for a few months in 1992-ish under quite angstified circumstances, which aren’t Continue reading Madrid Before & After

Day Whatever!!!!! In Santiago!!!!!!! WOOT!

Day Whatever by this stage/etap as in “who cares” I’m in Santiago and it’s WOOT City! Let’s say it’s Day 50 in Santiago de Compostela.  It’s the 24th of October 2014 and I’ve walked from Seville in Southern Spain up Continue reading Day Whatever!!!!! In Santiago!!!!!!! WOOT!

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 28 – 30 – Sanity, Serenity and Salamanca

You’ll recall, Gentle Reader, that I was about to spend 3 nights restoring sanity and serenity in Salamanca over 3 days.  It was unscheduled, but vital as my run-in with Monsieur Cranky Pantaloons had to be erased from my repertoire Continue reading Day 28 – 30 – Sanity, Serenity and Salamanca

Day 3 Pilgrim – 30 ks to Almaden de la Plata

It was going to be 30 ks to the next town, Almaden de la Plata and I had been a pilgrim for only 2 days and had never walked 30 ks in my life!  To say I was nervous would Continue reading Day 3 Pilgrim – 30 ks to Almaden de la Plata

What is a Pilgrimage Anyway?

A pilgrimage is a journey to a holy place to seek forgiveness for past sins or supernatural help.  Yes, I am going on a pilgrimage to a holy place, Santiago de Compostela – to St James of the Field of Continue reading What is a Pilgrimage Anyway?

Stuff it!

That’s right!  Just some stuff about stuff!  (such a great word – stuff – where does it come from?) In the back yard of my house is a large shed.  Inside that shed is all the stuff I shipped down Continue reading Stuff it!

Trusting the Camino

 Below is a picture of Mary O’Hara Wyman, who was 72 when she got out and walked the French route of the Camino.  She did it alone and wrote postcards to her granddaughter along the way.   I have ordered Continue reading Trusting the Camino

Passport to a New Way of Life!

I’ve just received my Pilgrim Credential from The Australian Friends of the Camino Inc!  I find this hugely exciting and also very uplifting for my morale.  It makes the trip all the more real.  At this point in time, some Continue reading Passport to a New Way of Life!