Notes from Home, Camino 2019

  Hola amigos, thank you for walking with me.  I'm home now with lots of Camino stories to still share. The next blog post will be a continuation of my Camino from Padrón on the Camino Portuguese, after the Espiritual Variant. But there are other off-Camino stories to tell, too. On the Camino we often … Continue reading Notes from Home, Camino 2019

Walking Espiritual Variant Stages 2 and 3

23 of September, 2019 Hola amigos. The Spiritual Variant continues after we walk through the shadowy Ruta de la Piedra y del Agua with its old water mills along the river, into a park and on past gardens and vineyards in the approach of the Arousa Estuary. A little background on how I decided to … Continue reading Walking Espiritual Variant Stages 2 and 3

Walking Espiritual Variant

Hola amigos. The next few blogs are catch- up posts. I have completed the Espiritual Variant, but you can still walk with me now as a look back to this amazing route. And mixed tenses as I'm writing in past and present. Here is a recap: 22 of September, 2019. We are almost ready to … Continue reading Walking Espiritual Variant

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