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

Day 5 Walking in the Sand

Today was a ten out of ten on the Portuguese Coastal Way. I walked with a new Camino Amiga from Denmark, Erica, a seasoned peregrina who wanted to walk the same Way as I do: the Camino Litoral on the beach. We had checked the maps and guides and for this stage the recommendation was … Continue reading Day 5 Walking in the Sand

Finally! Walking on the Portugues Coastal Camino

Day 1 Porto to Matosinhos Day 2 Matosinhos to Labruge Olà amigos. I'm posting from Labruge after a walk from Matosinhos on the spectacular Portugues Coast. The minute I stepped onto the sand yesterday and when we first walked by the sea, I knew I was on the perfect Camino. I love the sea and … Continue reading Finally! Walking on the Portugues Coastal Camino

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

On to Burgos

Hola, amigos, today started rainy, but ended up a glorious, mild day. When I walked off the ALSA bus, from Madrid to Burgos, 2 hrs 30 min, a little drizzle, no map or phone signal, a fleeting sense of concern flashed through my mind-Irene, the pilgrim who is never lost, was a bit disoriented. Alas, … Continue reading On to Burgos

Resolution: Let’s Hike and Preserve California’s Coastal Trails

Here it is 2018, time to make resolutions and promises, perhaps to walk more often and longer, as in walks around the block or local walking trails, day hikes, backpacking treks or pilgrimages like the Camino de Santiago in Spain. If a daily walk is your New Year's Resolution, you won’t have to worry about … Continue reading Resolution: Let’s Hike and Preserve California’s Coastal Trails