Category Archives: Camino de Santiago

Three little beads

One of my favorite possessions from the Camino is a beaded, woven prayer chain that one of my fellow “peregrinos” made. She crafted one for each member of our pilgrimage team. It is small and doesn’t add to the burden … Continue reading

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To the ends of the earth

Your pilgrimage does not end at the Cathedral in Santiago, no true pilgrims must continue on to Muxia (Moo-hay-a) or Finisterre (the end of the earth). Muxia is where pilgrims from England, Ireland and Scotland would come ashore on their … 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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Waterproofing

So last Saturday it looked like I had been on a long expedition, rather than preparing to go on a long expedition. The front of my home was littered with a good portion of my gear; large backpack, daypack, boots, … Continue reading

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The Runs

No, not that kind of runs, running runs. As you probably know I am preparing for an epic pilgrimage in Spain on the Camino de Santiago, and one of the things I am doing to prepare is running. Let me … Continue reading

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This will happen

Well it’s official. I am going to Spain. It has been an action waiting to take place for about 8 months, but the official tour packages arrived this week. So now it is official. The group of us have been … Continue reading

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Logistics

The time is drawing closer and closer for the pilgrimage and it is time for logistics.  No, not UPS, but I do understand their pleasure in logistics.  Time for some detail work.  Much of the big details were decided last … Continue reading

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Walking with poles

Of all the new equipment I am learning to use for my Camino pilgrimage, I think I like my trekking poles the best They are probably only practical for pilgrimage walking or hiking, I don’t see any real use for … Continue reading

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Taking care of your feet

It is important to take care of your feet. Everyday and when preparing to spend a lot of time on them. There are people with special foot care needs, like diabetics, who must take care of their feet. But, when … Continue reading

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