New York on the way to Spain and Portugal. . . Again

Hola amigos, are you ready for another Camino? I couldn't resist one more walk in Portugal, this time starting in Porto and the Coastal Route. First New York City, then some cities and towns I want to explore in Spain and Portugal. Maybe a chance to sleep off JetLag before I start a long distance … Continue reading New York on the way to Spain and Portugal. . . Again

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

Four Days in Muxía, The Top of the World

Hola amigos, I'm sitting in a café overlooking the sea and the harbor in Muxía, my favorite place on the Camino and last stop for me on the Costa da Morte. The breeze is gentle, umbrellas flap, gulls never stop their rants, the sunrise is long past. A Camino desayuno, café con leche, zumo, tostada: … Continue reading Four Days in Muxía, The Top of the World

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?