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

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