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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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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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