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Fainthearted about doing the Camino?

Fainthearted about doing the Camino?  An extraordinary coincidence became a common event in the early stages of my Camino last year.  I had begun walking with an arrhythmia in my heart.  I began to notice that when I spontaneously gave … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte: The Basque Country.

Camino del Norte: The Basque Country. Bilbao. When I first visited Bilbao in the early 70’s I thought it should have been twinned with Glasgow.  Both invisible through the smog, the only difference was that instead of smoky black fog … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte: Irun to Gernika

Camino del Norte: Irun to Gernika What is Time? I met an Irishman on the Camino who told me the story of the farm boy who was driving a pig through a village.  It was taking forever since the pig … Continue reading

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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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