DAY 12 WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER

There is a legend on the Camino that is associated with the town of Santo Domingo. The story goes that a couple and their son are making the pilgrimage to Santiago. They stop in Santo Domingo where the daughter of the innkeeper falls in love with the son. Unfortunately he rejects her advances so sheContinue reading “DAY 12 WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER”

DAY 11 CLEANLINESS IS DIFFICULT ON THE CAMINO

We have been staying in some very nice hotels along the Camino much nicer than the albergues or even most of the other hotels and bed & breakfasts along the way. Two nights ago my husband said he thought the hotel was definitely less nice than any of the others. I was confused by thisContinue reading “DAY 11 CLEANLINESS IS DIFFICULT ON THE CAMINO”

DAY 9

I am beginning to see the walking, or maybe hobbling, wounded. Knee and ankle braces are appearing. Road rash is peeking out from beneath bandages. One woman has her wrist and one finger bandaged up. She took a bad fall back in Roncevalles, but she’s still moving. This morning we saw a man with hisContinue reading “DAY 9”

Day 8 A MILESTONE DAY

Or is it a kilometer-stone day? Today was a big day on multiple levels. It was a long walk from Estella to Los Arcos. 14.5 miles. Miles vs. kilometers? The distance in kilometers my Australian friends tell me is so much more impressive and because a kilometer is less than a mile and it goesContinue reading “Day 8 A MILESTONE DAY”

DAY 7

I know I complained about taking pictures of great landscapes yesterday but I have one to share again today. This is a pretty little town we went through and I liked the woman’s bright blue pants against the dirt path, but mostly I love the blue of the sky. The weather has been amazing. OnContinue reading “DAY 7”

DAY 6 TWO REFLECTIONS

So I have been pondering two thoughts today on the Camino. The first has to do with aptitude tests. Ok, you’re thinking “that sounds weird”. Well here’s my thought. I was taking a picture of an incredible view… And I was so disappointed. It just didn’t capture all that I was seeing. I remembered thoseContinue reading “DAY 6 TWO REFLECTIONS”

Day 5

Huarte to Pamplona today. Because Huarte is off the Camino we had to walk through an industrial area. Not so pretty but soon we came to a secondary Camino route which is a beautiful park. On the outskirts of Pamplona we came to the original Camino route. Today has been easier because it has beenContinue reading “Day 5”