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

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

From Portugal to Spain: A Meandering Tale and the Long Walk

Hola amigos. I'm writing from Muxia on the Costa da Morte. This isn't a rerun, although I walked to this village on the Finisterre-Muxia Camino in July. Check out earlier blogs for more images of this incredible coast. My story goes from present to past, the real world. I'm excited to be here, my fourth … Continue reading From Portugal to Spain: A Meandering Tale and the Long Walk

Notes from the Camino Portugués por La Costa

Hola amigos, I'm catching up on my Camino notes to September 30, 2018. More stories to come. Almost our last day in Portugal and the best yet. We walked again on the sandy beach and walkways, by water almost all the way. Swimming and wading into the cold sea. Brrr. Earlier in the morning, the … Continue reading Notes from the Camino Portugués por La Costa