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”

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”

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”

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?”

ALONE WITH MY THOUGHTS IN BILBAO

What do you think about when you are alone with your thoughts? Do you try to distract yourself with your electronics or do you engage with the musings that seep into your consciousness? For two days I’ve been in Bilbao away from the Camino and all the pilgrims I have met along the way. It’sContinue reading “ALONE WITH MY THOUGHTS IN BILBAO”

THE CAST OF CHARACTERS

The camino does not seem crowded like I expected it would be. Normally about 400 pilgrims start out from St. Jean Pied de Port each day. Today I heard that it is 30-40. About half of those walking are Spanish followed by French/Americans, and then the rest of Europe. I often walk alone which IContinue reading “THE CAST OF CHARACTERS”

AN UPDATE

I have really been out of touch for several months now. The reason is because we have been doing a major renovation in our house. Our home isn’t huge (1700 sq ft) but no room will be untouched by this project. Like almost everything else in my life I try to view it through theContinue reading “AN UPDATE”

I HAVE RESERVATIONS

I have reservations. No, wait…I have no reservations. But I have reservations. OK, I have hotel & albergue reservations AND no reservations about the camino this year 😉 Last year at this time despite having had to cancel a trip to see Lady Gaga perform and a trip to Paris and England to visit myContinue reading “I HAVE RESERVATIONS”

GRIEF

There’s a story that I’ve told to friends about prayer and God and my youngest daughter. It goes something like this… After giving birth to my two older daughters I had a strong sense that our family was not quite complete. I wanted just one more child. And I had a bit of a deadline.Continue reading “GRIEF”