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Camino del Norte – Asturias

Camino del Norte – Asturias I walked this stretch of the Camino in July which was fine for weather but very, very busy.  I wonder what it was about me in July last year that has left me with few … 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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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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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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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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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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An interlude between storms: The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (3).

An interlude between storms: The Portuguese Way to Santiago by the Coast (3) Viana do Castelo to Vila Praia de Âncora Respite between Heavy Showers I left the Youth Hostel in Viana do Castelo well rested.  I am always astonished … Continue reading

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