Hola amigos, I'm finally unpacking my 2019 journey of volunteering as Hospitalera in the Albergue de Peregrinos Siervas de Maria, in beautiful Astorga. Some things are best understood with the distance of time, according to philosopher, (Søren Kierkegaard, “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward”). So here is the … Continue reading Habla español? Hospitaleros on the Camino
Hola, amigos, I'm getting ready to return to Spain and Portugal, with new experiences to broaden my Camino journey. How does the Camino inspire? I believe in following my intuition, reading the signs along the Way and paying attention. Volunteer opportunities for my September/October Camino appeared when I followed the signs, just like when I walk. … Continue reading Volunteering the Camino Way in Portugal and Spain
Hola Amigos. We are now in the city of Ponferrada in Albergue ALEA, a recommendation of the "Favorites " pilgrim download. Yes! So excited to have a vegetarian dinner, take a shower and sleep in a small dorm room for four, bottom bunk. ¡Bueno! We walked a challenging rocky, hard surfaced day, and toured the … Continue reading On to Ponferrada and Off to Portugal
Hola amigos. We have been walking long days, with slow Wi-Fi on my not so slow walk: 25 Kms to Hospital de Órbigo, a town close to the end of the Meseta, the flat plains on the plateau of central Spain, between Burgos and Astorga. We stayed at Albergue Verde, fabulous vegetarian food, music, long … Continue reading Onward on the Camino
On the Camino June 2018 Hola amigos, I just finished my first day of walking on the Camino Francés with my pilgrim friend Marylee. She met me at the Leon Railway Station and we walked into the center to Leon Hostel across from the Cathedral. Last year I spent three days in Leon before I … Continue reading Rain, Sunshine and on the Way Again
Hola, amigos, today started rainy, but ended up a glorious, mild day. When I walked off the ALSA bus, from Madrid to Burgos, 2 hrs 30 min, a little drizzle, no map or phone signal, a fleeting sense of concern flashed through my mind-Irene, the pilgrim who is never lost, was a bit disoriented. Alas, … Continue reading On to Burgos
Hola amigos, I'm off for another walk, wandering in Spain and Portugal. Join me as I recap 2016 and 2017, as I'm almost out the door for 2018 on the Camino. Ultreia.