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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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A Circular walk with a dolmen: La Dama Verde (2)

A Circular walk with a dolmen: La Dama Verde (2) Over the week in this very special Spa I began to accommodate, but not overcome, my distaste for returning to where I had started.  I am unsure why I have … Continue reading

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Going round in circles. La Dama Verde Ameida de Sayago (1)

Going round in circles. La Dama Verde Almeida de Sayago La Dama Verde is a Spa. I would have preferred to be setting out for Santiago or Rome, but a circular walk of 10 km or so was a good … Continue reading

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The air we breathe. The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast.(7)

The air we breathe. The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast.(7) This Camino from Portugal to Santiago, following the coast, is swept by Atlantic winds. The air seems to nourish every cell of the body, enlightening and energising mind … Continue reading

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Hypothermia Hotel with a Sea view: The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (6)

Hypothermia Hotel with a Sea view: The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (6) After my night in the football ground in Oia, the rain continued to pour down.  Another cyclogenisis explosiva was brushing the Galician Coast in early … Continue reading

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The plains of La Mancha – Windmills of my mind. Camino de Santiago de Levante through Albacete.

The plains of La Mancha – Taming the Windmills of my mind.  I was surprised to find myself still walking after my visit to the doctor in Almansa.  He was very doubtful about the outcome of his work on my … Continue reading

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A Guarda Northwards: The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (5)

A Guarda Northwards: The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (5) At 2.30 on the fourth day of this Camino I passed the impressive looking albergue in A Guarda.  I decided to carry on walking: I can’t remember why … Continue reading

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Taking Portuguese memories across the border to Spain: The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (4)

Taking Portuguese memories across the border to Spain: The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (4) Portuguese memories: The Last few miles in Portugal. The weather was rough when I awoke in Praia de Âncora after a night of … Continue reading

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One day at a time – The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (2).

One day at a time.  –  The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (2).  Baptism by Ciclogenesis Explosiva The albergue in Marinhas was battered all night by winds and rain.  I was so cosy, alone in this big house, … Continue reading

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Walking in Water – The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast.

Walking in Water  –  The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (1).   Gathering storms On February 5th,  I arrived on a more than punctual Ryanair flight in Oporto airport,  relieved that nobody had questioned my walking stick as … Continue reading

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