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

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

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

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

Arrived in Madrid

I Walked in the San Francisco airport for possibly 4 km and didn't see one pilgrim with a backpack, BUT I did meet Mary, originally from England, who was returning to her home in Spain. She walked the Camino to Santiago, with her Spanish husband (now 83) in 2004, and we spoke Camino. In line … Continue reading Arrived in Madrid

More Camino Stories

Was Your Camino Life-Changing? Stories Continued Hello, Readers. It's the Season of Light, Change, Celebration and Sharing.  The thread that runs through these stories is Gratitude. My hope is that we all continue to practice kindness, gratitude and compassion in our everyday lives, not just on the Camino or in December, but 365 days a … Continue reading More Camino Stories