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!

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!

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!

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

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 5 – Walking on to Monesterio!

Day 5 saw us get up at sparrow’s fart and start walking the 22 kilometres to Monesterio. I didn’t write much in the diary about this leg as I was fairly exhausted I think.  However I commented on the animals Continue reading Day 5 – Walking on to Monesterio!

Angels from Guillena to Castilblanco – Stage 2

Friday 5th September, I jumped (?) out of bed in Hostal Frances in Guillena ready to start my Camino for REAL, ready to start Stage 2 and all set to meet some angels, unwittingly. I faced the prospect of a Continue reading Angels from Guillena to Castilblanco – Stage 2

So that was the Camino!

It’s done!  I did it! I did 850 kilometres of Camino on foot.  Pats on back and 1800 photos later, I can now start to tell you all about it. And huge appreciation to all of you who followed my journey on Continue reading So that was the Camino!