Category Archives: The Raft of Corks.

Camino de Santiago: Letting go and seeking simplicity.

Two Gifts of the Camino de Santiago: Letting go and seeking simplicity.   Gifts of the Camino de Santiago: Letting go and seeking simplicity. Two great benefits of walking the Camino de Santiago are the experience of letting go of … Continue reading

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Via de La Plata – a domestic safari between Almaden de la Plata and Real de la Jara.

Via de La Plata – a safari between Almaden de la Plata and Real de la Jara. The walk from Almaden de La Plata to Real de La Jara is about 16 km.  Many pilgrims find this too short for … Continue reading

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Via de La Plata – Seville into Sierra Norte de Sevilla.

Via de La Plata – Seville into Sierra Norte de Sevilla. Returning to my first Camino Paradise re-visited. For all the Caminos I have walked since my first, The Via de La Plata in 2010, I have held, deep within … Continue reading

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Camino Mozarabe from Malaga: The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola on the Camino.

Camino Mozarabe from Malaga: The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola on the Camino. My little house was full of cement dust while a fantastic pair of local builders insulated the roof and tidied up the walls.  I was sleeping comfortably … Continue reading

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The Joy of Fanaticism. Camino Portuguese by the coast.(8)

The joy of fanaticism. Camino Portuguese by the Coast (8) I can be enthusiastic about many aspects of life but I would not have said I have been fanatical since my youth when Celtic won the European Cup in 1967 … Continue reading

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The Camino de Santiago: the fruit of witnessing human goodness in a troubled world.

 The Camino de Santiago: the fruit of witnessing human goodness in a troubled world. It is two months since I completed the Camino Francés, weary but deeply at peace.  My heart,  which had spent the summer tormenting me with tachycardia … Continue reading

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The Camino Francés: timeless and eternal.

The Camino Francés: timeless and eternal.   “What’s timeless and eternal is in the ordinary of our lives.” I came across this phrase while reading this morning.  It immediately snapped me out of a post Camino blues aggravated by a return … Continue reading

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