Catching Up, Camino 2019

Hola amigos, thank you for walking with me. This post is a continuation of my Camino after the September 28, 2019 post,   Walking Espiritual Variant Stages 2 and 3. You can check out my previous blog to see why it's taken me so long to post.  I'll be catching up from the Spiritual Variant to my … Continue reading Catching Up, Camino 2019

An Update from Spiritual Variant Day One

Hola amigos, Post from 21 September, 2019 I'm in the village of Poio, on the Spiritual Variant. My room is in the Monasterio de Poio Hospedería, less than 10 kms and a world away from Pontevedra. We walked in lush, green, rainy and beautiful hills and paths. Most of the time my camera was in … Continue reading An Update from Spiritual Variant Day One

Oia to Baiona

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

Habitat for Humanity and the Camino: Endings and Beginnings

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

Matosinhos and the meeting of River, Sea and Pilgrim Identity

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

Gratitude On the Way: Home to Lisbon to Porto

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

Volunteering the Camino Way in Portugal and Spain

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