Home Sweet Home

May 15, 2018  I put my Solomon hiking shoes on again Monday after a hiatus of two days – and what a glorious spectacular day in the neighborhood it was!!! My neighborhood!! The Amazingly, Breathtaking and Beautiful, Awe inspiring Pacific Northwest!! In April and the first part of May I wandered the northern countryside of…

The Way Of Saint James

April 19, 2018 Day 14 on The Camino The Way of St. James, or El Camino de Santiago, is an ancient Catholic pilgrimage. In centuries past, folks would head out from their European homes and just start walking to Santiago de Compostela where the bones of apostle St. James are purported to be buried. Sometimes…

Sunshine On My Shoulders Make Me Happy

April 16, 2018 Day 11 on The Camino This morning we left at 7 AM so that we could incorporate time into our schedule to stop and have a bite to eat.  Me, I made a sandwich out of grocery supplies that I still had on hand…  Making our way out of Lugo this morning…

Surrounded By A Roman Wall!!

April 15, 2018 Day 10 on The Camino It was a wonderful day to start – no rain or fog! And even a bit of blue sky and sunshine!  Last week we discovered that there were few open bars or grocery stores on Sunday so we wanted to be prepared this week, thus our grocery…

A Slogging We Will Go!

April 13, 2018 Day 8 on The Camino This morning we left by 7:00  and we were fortunate to have the town lights of Grandes de Salime  since none of us bothered to put on our headlamps! It became light soon enough – we saw our impending doom! We have gotten used to the mud,…

Today Is Day Seven Of Walking!!

April 12, 2018 Day 7 on the Camino Today we headed out from Berducedo before sun up and tried to get a bite to eat in town, but no one was serving food and so we finally set out around 7:00.   It was a gorgeous morning in terms of visibility and dryness and we…

We Got Really, Really High Today!

April 11, 2018 Day 6 on The Camino This is the message I sent to my family:  “Made it to Berdeucedo – pretty tough day! We had rain, many HUGE hills, as well as horrendous downhills, snow, and well, it was just a tough day! We fricken climbed a mountain!!! No Internet at our albergue,…

Brrrrrr

April 10, 2018 Day 5 on The Camino Last year when I was on the Camino we left every morning before sun up between 6 and 6:30. This time around, not so much. Today we left at 8 AM. It’s kind of nice to be able to see where you’re going-especially when it’s foggy and/or…

Climb Every Mountain, Ford Every Stream…

April 9, 2018 Day 4 on The Camino Last night we stayed in the town of Tineo. Founded by Rome, Tineo, experienced its peak in the late medieval period, during which a castle, Franciscan monastery, and pilgrim hospital were all built, none of which survives. King Alfonso IX made Tineo a compulsory pilgrim stop in…

…And More Mud!!!

April 8, 2018 Day 3 on The Camino We slept in this morning as we “only” had 12 miles to undertake.  Also, our Wayfinding Academy comrades in the other group separated from us to walk the El Norte route.  It was bittersweet, yet we know we will join them for the last two days walking…

Mud, Mud and more Mud!!

April 7, 2018 Day 2 on The Camino Today we walked 13 1/2 miles in slippery, sloppy mud, up (and down) extremely steep hills – many of which were like boulder filled creek beds and often on concrete, as well as in the woods. Thankfully we again escaped the forecasted rain!! Our course today would…