Category Archives: Ruta de La Lana

Camino moments: Meandering themes between Qunitanarraya to Santo Domingo de Silos.

Camino moments:  Qunitanarraya to Santo Domingo de Silos. The revival of the Camino de Santiago at the end of the 20th Century has meant that pilgrims today are much less likely to be considered loonies than they were 30 or … Continue reading

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A Happy Ending in Santiago: just like Hollywood.

A Happy Ending in Santiago: just like Hollywood. Not the Camino I had imagined. Earlier this year I walked the Ruta de La Lana hoping for solitude and silence.  I wanted a period for uninterrupted prayer which I often find … Continue reading

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The Canyon of Caracena. Ruta de La Lana

The Canyon of Caracena.  Ruta de La Lana Isolation, challenge, awe and majesty. The Canyon of Caracena is a majestic gorge cutting through the limestone rock for over 7km.  Here is a secret landscape.  It begins in Tarancueña and ends … Continue reading

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Being yourself. “The paths that lead to life”

Being yourself.  “The paths that lead to life.” A long Camino is over 1,000,000 steps.   The first part of The Ruta de La Lana was marked, for me, by physical weariness and inner dullness.  This was so in spite … Continue reading

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Planning on the Camino. Finding a balance. Ruta de La Lana

Planning on the Camino.  Do you really want to know where you will sleep tonight? I love maps.  The pleasure of relaxing on a bunk bed, weary legs propped high with a blanket or two and a guide book with … 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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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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