Day 5 Walking in the Sand

Today was a ten out of ten on the Portuguese Coastal Way. I walked with a new Camino Amiga from Denmark, Erica, a seasoned peregrina who wanted to walk the same Way as I do: the Camino Litoral on the beach. We had checked the maps and guides and for this stage the recommendation was … Continue reading Day 5 Walking in the Sand

Trains and Boots on The Way

Hola from España, Amigos. I'm finding out just how much I love the Camino and why! The spiritual and calm walking compared to being a traveler in crowded big cities is a reason I continue returning to the Way. But, the earlier arrival gives me time to vanquish jet lag, meet people on and off … Continue reading Trains and Boots on The Way

Unpacking the Camino: Arrows in Segovia Parts I, II, III

  Hola, Amigos. I am back home, reflecting, Unpacking and catching up on all that waits while we are away.  So much to consider: gratitude for kindness and relationships, with peregrinos (at home and on the Camino), hospitaleros and the many people we encounter everyday. . . gratitude for the opportunity to walk this Way … Continue reading Unpacking the Camino: Arrows in Segovia Parts I, II, III

The Wild and Spectacular Sea

Hola, amigos. I'm in Lires, a village between Finisterre and Muxia on the Costa da Morte. I divided the 30+ Kms stage to Muxia and arrived in this lovely Pensión /Albergue, As Eiras, with a reservation, near a beach and estuary, walking from Finisterre along the breathtaking coast. I worried last night how to leave … Continue reading The Wild and Spectacular Sea

Hola from Costa da Morte, Again

Hola amigos. I'm walking one last short Camino to Finisterre and Muxia: four days of walking from Cee to Muxia, with a day and night at The End of the World and Lires and two nights in Muxia. Right now I'm sitting on the patio, at my favorite Finisterre cafe, La Frontera, looking out at … Continue reading Hola from Costa da Morte, Again

Moving forward on the Camino

Hola, amigos. We just returned to Santiago from Finisterre and now I have many days to explore before leaving for home . . . The last sentence is left unfinished, as there is much to do and see. It's a pause, a reminder to slow down, see the details of centuries-old architecture, walk on cobblestones … Continue reading Moving forward on the Camino

Is it the End or the Beginning?

Two nights in Finisterre, just enough time to walk on the beach and coastal trails, check out the village, eat at my favorite cafe, and think about what it means to be a pilgrim after a long walk. And say a last goodbye and move on to new journeys. All this and our walk to … Continue reading Is it the End or the Beginning?

To Finisterre, the End of the World, 2018

Up early for the 8:00 a.m. bus to Finisterre, where pilgrims celebrate the end of their pilgrimage. This was the third time I stepped on the same soil as pilgrims of long ago once stepped, but I didn't burn my clothes. From last year's journey to Finisterre: "Yesterday, I spent a day and a night … Continue reading To Finisterre, the End of the World, 2018

Walking Into Santiago

Hola, dear friends. I walked into Santiago today after an early morning start from Padrón. But the Camino isn't over. Thank you for walking with me and I hope you will continue to share my journey as I process this ancient, yet modern pilgrimage. I walked in with two pilgrim friends, but as you can … Continue reading Walking Into Santiago

Redondela to Pontevedra on the Portugues Way

Hola amigos, I am catching up on my stories. We are in the Galician area of Spain, walking closer each day to Santiago. Rain is predicted, and expected for the green and lush region. I know I'm in Galicia, too, because I've seen many Horreos. Do you what these are? The Route is lush, green … Continue reading Redondela to Pontevedra on the Portugues Way