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 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 45 – Off to Cea – Home Stretch!

Day 45 dawned and I was jazzed to the max to get off to Cea and finish this home-stretch! But I was walking not riding. I hadn’t double-checked the route out of Ourense the afternoon before because I was too Continue reading Day 45 – Off to Cea – Home Stretch!

Day 43 – Crap Pilgrim Takes Taxi!

Ok – it was Day 43 – I was a bit over the whole Galician rain thing and this little crap pilgrim decided to take a taxi. (Generally, pilgrims don’t like taking taxis – I didn’t – but sometimes needs Continue reading Day 43 – Crap Pilgrim Takes Taxi!

Day 39 – Dying Villages, Bible Bashing & that extra 6 ks!

It was Day 39, I was heading towards Santiago, actually facing it now and I was going to walk through 4 dying villages and actively avoid some unexpected bible bashing by walking an extra 6 ks to escape it. (As Continue reading Day 39 – Dying Villages, Bible Bashing & that extra 6 ks!

Day 38 – I left my heart in Santa Croya!

Who would have guessed that I left my heart in Santa Croya?  From Tabara, home of the best flan in rural Spain, to Santa Croya, facing west!, is 22 kilometres.  And I set off in the morning of a bright Continue reading Day 38 – I left my heart in Santa Croya!

Day 37 – Tabara and the Best Flan in Spain!

It was Day 37 and unbeknownst to me, before I could discover the best flan in Spain, I had to scale a cliff-face.  Now when I say cliff-face, I really mean some rocks around the base of the hills through Continue reading Day 37 – Tabara and the Best Flan in Spain!

Day 35 – 23 ks to Montamarta

It was Day 35 and the 7th of October and I headed out of Zamora to walk 23 ks to Montamarta.  I was slowly crawling up my Michelin map towards the turn-off to Santiago and I’d decided which route I Continue reading Day 35 – 23 ks to Montamarta

How a Camino Pilgrim Turns Into a Couch Potato

How does a Camino Pilgrim turn into a rampant couch potato?  How can she?  How very dare she? I did, I have, I’m guilty as charged.  Yes, I walked 850 kilometres of the 970 ks from Seville to Santiago de Continue reading How a Camino Pilgrim Turns Into a Couch Potato

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!