Day 2, Day 3 Labruge to Póvoa de Varzim, Day 4 Esposende to Chafe

First to recap the end of the walk to the village of Labruge. I walked with Pilgrims I met in Porto and we decided to stay at the donativo Albergue S.Tiago, about a km from the Coastal Camino. We were the first to register and choose our camas, no literas (bunks). Then a beach walk … Continue reading Day 2, Day 3 Labruge to Póvoa de Varzim, Day 4 Esposende to Chafe

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

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

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

Porriño to Redondela, España

Hilly up and down on hard surface and more beautiful vineyards, orchards. I don't remember a soft trail on this stage, oh maybe one or two, but mostly steep pavement, even though we walked through a lush paradise. About 17-20 Kms. into a busy town. I have a small wound from a small fall, with … Continue reading Porriño to Redondela, España

Valença Portugal to Porriño Spain

The Peace Bookstore, I couldn't resist. The message: The more you read the less you imitate. Olá Amigos. Today I walked across time from Portugal back to Spain and I will report it is easier walking forward than backwards the way I originally entered, on the hot pavement that was not the Camino Way. By … Continue reading Valença Portugal to Porriño Spain

One Foot in Portugal, One Foot in Spain

Olá Amigos, I'm in Portugal as I begin the short Portugues Camino, a minimum of 100 Kms to Santiago de Compostela. I walked at least 18 Kms today, but that won't count, as I will need two sellos (stamps in my pilgrim credencial). Our morning started around 5:00!a.m. today as everyone was ready to move … Continue reading One Foot in Portugal, One Foot in Spain

On to Ponferrada and Off to Portugal

Hola Amigos. We are now in the city of Ponferrada in Albergue ALEA, a recommendation of the "Favorites " pilgrim download. Yes! So excited to have a vegetarian dinner, take a shower and sleep in a small dorm room for four, bottom bunk. ¡Bueno! We walked a challenging rocky, hard surfaced day, and toured the … Continue reading On to Ponferrada and Off to Portugal

Onward on the Camino

Hola amigos. We have been walking long days, with slow Wi-Fi on my not so slow walk: 25 Kms to Hospital de Órbigo, a town close to the end of the Meseta, the flat plains on the plateau of central Spain, between Burgos and Astorga. We stayed at Albergue Verde, fabulous vegetarian food, music, long … Continue reading Onward on the Camino