…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…

Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Oh What a Beautiful Day…

April 6, 2018 Day 1 on The Camino Idyllic, bucolic, enchanting! Our first day of walking renewed all of my fondest memories of last year‘s journey and supported my love of walking. Granted I am in Spain and seeing places I have never been to before, yet, I truly can find a similar thrill almost…

Home of King Alfonso, II, “The Strong”.

April 5, 3018 Today dawned beautiful and sunny and not only was it a wonderful start to the day, also I could not help but have my mood lifted and my optimism regained! We had a leisurely morning and a variety of breakfasts, and then we headed out together to the beautiful Cathedral in town…

The Rain in Spain…

April 4th Very few photos today because it was a travel day and keeping with the theme, it mostly rained… I left my London hotel at 4:30 a.m to catch a flight to Madrid. There I serendipitously met up with two folks from my group – Michelle, the founder of the Wayfinding Academy who will…

Riding Circles Around London!

April 2nd and 3rd ◦ Last year when I did the Camino, I had a stop in London so this year I decided to go ahead and stay a couple of days to visit and to overcome my jet lag. Two days were not enough. Though The weather was very similar to home (in my…

Sometimes moving forward is Circuitous

Sunday, April 1st So I am on the airplane – A Boeing 787 Dreamliner (!!!!!) and we are flying over Canada.  Soon Hudson Bay will be to the south and shortly we will fly over Greenland!  I am about 3 hours into the flight, reading, quite relaxed (after planning trip minutia until last night and…

Here I Go Again!!

March 31, 2018 Sooooo!  Here I go Again!!!!  I leave tomorrow for Spain, via two nights in London, to complete another portion of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela!!!!  I feel so fortunate to enjoy my travel adventures and do not like to tout my opportunities, yet feel compelled to make the most of what…

Strolling Seville 

Well, I did my usual – I set out early with destinations in mind, got lost – and then found, as landmarks came together and my surroundings began to make sense and fall in to place…!! I still have one more day here in Seville, so as is par for the course, I will totally…

Man, I am not complaining, but I am tired!!!

Sooo – I arrived in Seville via fast train this morning, observing lovely countryside along the way.  My hotel is awesome and is in the Santa Cruz neighborhood.  I walked “around the block” a couple of hours ago and there are so many amazing and massive historical buildings right near me!!! I have been amazed…