ONE MONTH AGO

One month ago today I walked into Santiago de Compostela. It was a very different experience from two years ago. Then I stood before the cathedral and…felt nothing. It wasn’t until the next day when a woman working in the Pilgrim’s Office spelled my name wrong on my Compostela that I felt something big. IContinue reading “ONE MONTH AGO”

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Today I saw a man pose his little dog in front of a statue in the square. I will say he was a well behaved dog and even looked at his owner and barked for him on cue. If you spend all morning looking for someplace that sells postcards within 30 minutes of buying someContinue reading “RANDOM THOUGHTS”

WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE CAMINO

Sahagun, September 16, 2021 That’s a pretty whimsical title compared to how I’m feeling today. Sahagun is the geographic halfway point on the camino de Santiago. I’m under the 400 km mark and the road is pretty flat. I should be taking the camino by storm by now. And yet I don’t think I am.Continue reading “WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE CAMINO”

I AM A NOVELTY

Calzadilla de la Cuaza, September 12, 2001 It has occurred to me that being a woman walking alone on the camino can be a lonely endeavor. Because I’ve had a few days off and lost the people I was walking with at the beginning I find that many walkers have “paired up” with another personContinue reading “I AM A NOVELTY”

A PILGRIM’S BLESSING

Hornillos, 8 September 2021 Tonight after a 14 mile day I decided to attend the Pilgrim’s Mass at the church here in Hornillos. There were 20-25 of us from the US, Germany, France, England, Ireland, and definitely Spain. The Mass was in Spanish of course so I couldn’t follow the liturgy and since I’m notContinue reading “A PILGRIM’S BLESSING”

HOW WEIRD IS THIS?

Ok the weirdest thing just happened to me. If you recall I had a great lunch at this restaurant by the river. When I found out they open at 7:00 for dinner I decided to go back the next day for dinner. Bonus…they have paella on the menu. So I go a little early andContinue reading “HOW WEIRD IS THIS?”

ANOTHER BROKEN POT

Burgos, 7 September 2021 I like visiting museums, mostly art museums. My favorite is to see an exhibit by one artist or of one genre of art. In this way I learn about that artist or style of art. This morning I went to the museum of Burgos which is all about the history ofContinue reading “ANOTHER BROKEN POT”

BURGOS

Burgos, 6 September 2021 How does one describe a good day? I think it’s easy to describe it from the inside out. I successfully taped my foot and it feels better. I had a lovely breakfast of cafe con leche and a pastry made with a flakey crust and dark chocolate on the bottom. IContinue reading “BURGOS”

BE KIND TO YOURSELF

Santo Domingo de la Calzada 3 September 2021 Yesterday I walked in to Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Two years ago when I arrived I was limping with a bad blister on my right foot. I couldn’t believe that I had a blister as I’d been walking for almost 10 days and I thought IContinue reading “BE KIND TO YOURSELF”

WHAT’S THE DATE AGAIN?

August 31, 2021 Navarette I’m back on track with this camino after being ill for two days and taking two days to visit Bilbao. Today was a short day, only 8.5 miles and mostly flat with a few climbs. I feel good. I went to the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Navarette.Continue reading “WHAT’S THE DATE AGAIN?”