Hola, amigos. We're in España on the Way to the Espiritual Variant through Oia, Baiona and villages along the way. Every day is new on the Camino. What we imagine might or might not become reality, but onward we walk. I've been surprised by the number of arrows, shells, Waymarkers and Pilgrims on the Camino … Continue reading Oia to Baiona
Tuesday, September 17, on the Camino Portugués Senda Litoral. Stayed last night in Caminha, Portugal at Arca Nova, hostel and private rooms. Portugal to Spain in minutes. Today's walk about 20 kms in Spain. A Guarda to beautiful village, Oia, by the sea, with only two choices of accommodations. I’m lucky to have booked the … Continue reading Caminha to Oia, Yes!
Olá amigos. The flow of days continues to connect our Habitat work and the Caminho. Our volunteer team recently completed a part of the rehabilitation of two homes in Amarante, Portugal a beautiful town with a section of the Camino Portuguese running through it. I've included pictures from the two building sites, but since I … Continue reading Habitat for Humanity and the Camino: Endings and Beginnings
It's a perfect Friday, walking from Porto to Matosinhos and back to my Albergue, The Poets Inn. A round trip. The negative ions wash over us, healing, cleansing, renewing humor and gladness. Sounds like a pre-technology advertisement! But I'm excited to be back on the Camino! I'm dressed in my well worn Camino clothes, from … Continue reading Matosinhos and the meeting of River, Sea and Pilgrim Identity
Olá amigos. All the moving parts of my journey to Portugal and Spain are coming together and here I am leaving Lisbon, first leg of my adventure. Or was the first leg imagination? I'm able to write this blog thanks to a time adjustment, aka jet lag. Some of you are still living in yesterday … Continue reading Gratitude On the Way: Home to Lisbon to Porto
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. I'm writing from Muxia on the Costa da Morte. This isn't a rerun, although I walked to this village on the Finisterre-Muxia Camino in July. Check out earlier blogs for more images of this incredible coast. My story goes from present to past, the real world. I'm excited to be here, my fourth … Continue reading From Portugal to Spain: A Meandering Tale and the Long Walk