It has been a few weeks since I made my last post. I thought it was the final one relating to the Camino trip but a life-changing event occurred that has prompted me to write one more entry. It was the evening of June 7th, I was recovering in Mijas Pueblo, Spain. I had tossed … More How Quickly Life Changes
Waking to the sound of the cathedral church bells was beautiful. Stretching my legs under fresh linen sheets – A simple pleasure? Knowing you don’t have to get up–awesome! LOL There were three tasks I had to accomplish today: 1. Obtain my Compostela (certificate of completion) 2. Pick up my bag with extra clothes that … More A Blessing
Talk about excitement this morning! It was a bit of a fitful sleep with a belly of queimada and anticipation for the final leg of my journey. I would start in Amanal today and called a taxi to take me there. Funny enough, I had the same taxi driver as I did the night before. … More A dream fulfilled
I left out Ribadiso because it was almost not worth mentioning except I met this lovely girl named Nausica from Italy. I’m sure I have misspelled her name but she was such a sweet, kind girl who reminded me of a taller version of Penelope Cruz. We chatted about my goal of 25 km and … More Ribadiso
Two 25 km days in a row so today will be a short 22.8 km from Ribadiso to Pedrouzo. I decided not to take any chances with accommodation nor with my feet/knees so I booked Porta de Santiago albergue and shipped my bag ahead. There are benefits to shipping your bag ahead. You only take … More Pedrouzo, where are you?
Looking out the window and all I could see was fog. Katerin and Charlotte (roomies) decided it best we leave together. One quick stop at the ATM and off we went into the dark. I spotted Sophie at the last albergue as we were leaving town. I checked in with her to see how she … More Zombies are coming!
I was walking up the street thinking that I am so close to my goal. If you had asked me if I would have made it on day one after that horrible climb to Orisson, I would have told you, no way! I had bit off more than I could chew. My knees don’t bend, … More Mice Houses
We are now officially in Galicia and if you ever get a chance to see this part of soon, please do! It is so green, and beautiful. Ivy covers trees and walls and the light shines beautifully through. John taught me the Japanese word for sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees “komorebi”. It’s … More Sarria
The view from O’Cebreiro is gorgeous. It reminded me of Switzerland with its lovely green hills, dotted with villages. Today would be another climb, and let’s face it, after you have conquered O’Cebreiro, the rest should be easy. I feel good today and head to the restaurant for a coffee and something for my empty … More O’Cebreiro to Oh No!
Life can’t always be rainbows and puppies although I would love to live in that world if only for the puppies. 😉 I stayed in a private room in La Portela which was fine except for the rain, and thunder and lightening and lack of food. Once I checked in, I heard a happy voice … More La Portela > O Cebreiro