Monthly Archives: September 2013

Camino Francés, Cruz de Hierro, Rabanal del Camino, Foncebadón, Manjarín

When the symbolic does its job and helps us to change.   I begin this first post on the Camino Francés with the stage which passes by the Iron Cross, El Cruz de Heirro.  It is a part of the … Continue reading

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Iona Community Prayers on the Camino de Santiago 1.

 Prayers can be surprisingly sensual and very joyful.   In the summer after finishing the Via de La Plata, I spent a week in the Abbey on the Scottish island of Iona where visitors make up the community for the … Continue reading

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Ruta de La Lana GPS tracks: Day 2

From Motorway E15 to Novelda This is my own GPS track.  The squiggly bits at the start are due to the erratic way in which my awful GPS (Garmin e-trex) finds the signal. A beautiful morning to wake up on … Continue reading

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Ruta de La Lana GPS data Day 1

Overview  Alicante to Atienza   This is a track I downloaded from Wikiloc to help me.  It is probably drawn by hand.  What follows is my own tracks, including all the twists and turns of visiting an occasional supermarket and … Continue reading

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Via de La Plata – into Extremadura

Five nights after leaving Seville, I was still adjusting to walking a Camino.  On my second day, after sleeping in a field, I dawdled and even took a long siesta, arriving at my first ever albergue at 9 pm, in … Continue reading

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Via de La Plata – First Steps

On St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March 2010, I set out on my first Camino to Santiago by the Via de La Plata.  I collected my Credentials, the essential document for the pilgrim, from the Backpacker’s Hostal in Tirana, Seville and … Continue reading

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Repetitive Prayer on the Camino

Il est bon, il est bon, qu’il est bon, le bon Dieu. This was a phrase  I had picked up from Gerry W Hughes S.J. who used it on his walks to Rome and Jerusalem.  Walking long distances is only possible if … Continue reading

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