Day 40 – 23 kilometres to Entrepenas, heading WEST!

I’d been walking for 40 days now and more than capable of the 23 ks to Entrepenas. As you walk through all these villages/pueblos, you cannot help but be struck by the prominence of the churches, some grand, some tiny. Continue reading Day 40 – 23 kilometres to Entrepenas, heading WEST!

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 25 – Sept 28, Sunday – Calzada de Bejar

It was Day 25, the 28th of September, a Sunday and I was on my way to Calzada de Bejar.  Bogdan took the pic of me (previous post) as we left together with one or two other male pilgrims, but Continue reading Day 25 – Sept 28, Sunday – Calzada de Bejar

Day 24 – Aldeanueva del Camino

From Hostal Asturias near the Caparra Arch it was approximately 20 ks to Adleanueva del Camino.  In my journal I wrote that it was an easy walk.  How bloody far had I come?  Here I was, Day 24, solo and Continue reading Day 24 – Aldeanueva del Camino

Day 19 – Me & Hemingway Hit the Bar

It was Day 19, the 22nd of September and I headed out of Casar de Caceres to a date with Hemingway at the Bar! From Casar to the Embalse de Alcantara was 21 kilometres and, unlike the Spanish woman in Continue reading Day 19 – Me & Hemingway Hit the Bar

Day 18 – Mental Camino and Angels

After the 2 day restette in Caceres, it was a mere 10 ks of physical and mental Camino to Casar de Caceres and more Spanish angels. Along the way, you have to make the decision each night about how many Continue reading Day 18 – Mental Camino and Angels

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

First Stage along the Via de la Plata

I think I’m going to have to relate my Camino adventure stage by stage as well as write posts about whatever occurs to me.  There is soooo much to write about having done the Via de la Plata Camino.  I’m Continue reading First Stage along the Via de la Plata

What Our Bodies Are Capable Of

Having walked approx. 850 ks of the Camino called the Via de la Plata in Spain this September/October, I learnt a heck of a lot about what our bodies are capable of. What did I learn? Firstly, let me clarify that when Continue reading What Our Bodies Are Capable Of

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!