Monthly Archives: May 2014

Arriving in Santiago

Admittedly we arrived in Santiago several days ago, but it has taken me a bit to process all the feelings associated with that event, and ultimately it will have to make up several posts, rather than one. We set out … Continue reading

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A little church traveling music

Today seemed like an incredibly long day. We walked about 21.5 km or about 13-14 miles. Fairly certain it was all up hill, except for a desperately long down hill bit, which we knew did not sit well for our … Continue reading

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And this is what we do

We have developed a routine on the camino. It is not unlike the routines we have in our daily life. You know, you get up, you get coffee, you read or watch the news, to get dressed and you go … Continue reading

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It’s all about the arrows

It becomes a curious thing. We get up early each morning, lace up our boots, eat a high carb breakfast, throw on our packs and walk. Everyday. And although it has been only four days, it seems like the nine … Continue reading

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From here to there

We have just completed our third day of walking the Camino pilgrimage. About 7 miles the first day, 13 the second and 7 today. And there is much we have learned. First, the rain in Spain stays mainly on the … Continue reading

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Uphill all the way

A splendid day to begin a pilgrimage. We started with an amazing breakfast and an abundance of food which we also transformed into a lunch sandwich and put in our packs. Our tour company has provided us with step by … Continue reading

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Moving at a different pace

Initially when planning this pilgrimage, the plan was to arrive on the Monday evening and be hiking on the Tuesday. But in looking about this great town of Ourense (Or-n-say), there was much that needed seeing and doing, so an … Continue reading

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Hurry up and wait

So travels begin, with a lot of waiting. Now at this point you would imagine that you would become good at waiting, you have waited this long for the time to arrive. But not so much. As time draws closer, … Continue reading

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On my way

Well, if things are going as anticipated, I and several of my friends are making our way to Spain to begin our pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. ¬†You can follow along on this blog, or search for Buen Camino 2014 … Continue reading

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Here I come, ready or not

This slogan was on a church sign, with Jesus’ arms outstretched, the stuff of the epic rapture films of the late 1970’s. Jesus is coming back, ready or not. I am not much on the eschatological theological concern (big seminary … Continue reading

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