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Via Francigena

Growth in numbers.   Most pilgrims on the Via Francigena choose to cross the river Po just before Piacenza by boat. There is one crossing a day which must be reserved. The above photo records the growth in traffic over … 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 – 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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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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Camino de Invierno – San Pedro de Líncora

Camino de Invierno – San Pedro de Líncora: Guillermo, 87 years old. Pure joy On a wet day after a very long walk with a descent of 400m and an immediate ascent of 300m,  I might not have expected to … Continue reading

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Leaving Roncevalles on A Camino of the Heart.

Leaving Roncevalles on A Camino of the Heart.   To say that I was beginning this Camino with a broken heart would cover, more or less, my emotional and physical state as I set off.  It would not, however, suggest … Continue reading

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