Monthly Archives: October 2013

Finding oneself on the Camino (Part 1): Via de La Plata Merida.

Finding oneself on the Camino    (part 1)  Via de La Plata:     Merida. The “Ego” in my rucksack.   The person I was when I set off on my first Camino, the Via de La Plata, in 2010 … Continue reading

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Experience of Communion. Two stretches of the Ruta de La Lana

The experience of communion. Mass in Campillo de Altobuey, Cuenca On the Ruta de La Lana, I arrived in Campillo de Altobuey the day after my “shock”, when I had a fierce reaction to antibiotics.  This had forced me to … Continue reading

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Pain, the body and Love: Camino de Santiago. Samos, Camino Francés.

Pain The suffering Pilgrim: pain, the body and love.  On the final 200 kms of the Camino the number of pilgrims doubles, then triples.  I am always impressed at the determination with which those who have newly joined the Camino … Continue reading

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Iona Community Prayers on the Camino de Santiago. No. 2

Iona Community Prayers on the Camino de Santiago “Dad, have you ever said sorry in your life?” On the Camino, in the hours of walking in  the quiet of forests or over the great plains of Burgos or La Mancha, … Continue reading

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Keeping reason in its place. Via de La Plata. Merida.

Disturbed by reason.  Via de La Plata  Merida. Almendralejo to Merida.     I left Almendralejo on my 61st birthday.  My legs felt better after the ungainly exercises the doctor had demonstrated to me in the hospital the previous afternoon.  … Continue reading

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Railway lines on caminos de Santiago

Railway lines on the Caminos. They seem to go off into infinity. My Caminos often begin by a train journey, sometimes in the middle of the night. I don’t know why I like railway lines. I like the old ones. … Continue reading

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Money and food: Part 2. Alpera – Iniesta.

Money and food, part 2. A discourse on food. When others who walk long distances first told me that food became less important to them when walking,  I found it hard to believe.  It is counter-intuitive when you think of … Continue reading

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