Camino Portugués coming up soon!

Monday, September 3, 2018

In ten days, I will pick up my backpack and board a flight to Porto, Portugal, in preparation for my third Camino de Santiago.  This time, I have chosen to walk half of the Camino Portugués, a mere two weeks of walking, approximately 250-300 km, depending on how much I can hug the coastline.  I’m loaded with information, since this particular route has fewer waymarkers (the yellow arrows and scallop shells), but if I keep the sea on my left, I think I will be fine.

No photos yet, unless I want to hold onto the memory of our guest bed strewn with items from Caminos past . . . and I hope I can cut out about 3-5 lbs of “stuff” this time.  Two new backpacks to choose from, both smaller than the one I used on the Frances and the Norte.  Things are so busy here at home that I haven’t had the opportunity to conjur up either excitement or fretfulness regarding the upcoming trip.  Is that calm I feel, knowing I’ve done this before, and have nothing to prove?  Or is it just that there are so many other thoughts and tasks ahead of me before I board the plane across the ocean?  I think the latter.

One way or another, I welcome another few weeks of my life away from all my usual interference.  My youngest son just had a beautiful wedding in LaJolla, the bills are paid, and my “to do” list is getting shorter.  Neil and Kali will take their usual ritual morning stroll around the neighborhood, and I hope they both think of me each time.

Looking forward to being back on The Way, and especially to seeing my Camino friend Ria again.  Our treat after we reach Santiago de Compostela is two-fold:  four days at the beautiful former monastery, San Martin Pinario, and after that, five days in Barcelona!

Stay tuned if you wish . . . I still write for me, and will smile and wave at those of you who are still following this oldish woman as she walks the Camino path.

 

 

 

About Woodswoman

Writer, educator, psychotherapist, woodswoman. Crave solitude and just walked the Camino de Santiago from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela. Long-term partner, Neil. Three grown kids, one traveling the world for a couple of years (see theparallellife.com), and two in other countries . . . Thailand and Texas! One Golden Retrievers and two cats. Avid reader, looking for 10 more hours in each of my days.
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18 Responses to Camino Portugués coming up soon!

  1. Ellen Bandsma says:

    I am looking forward to living vicariously through your writing again. Buen camino.

  2. pollybennett says:

    Godspeed, dear one! Looking forward to following your adventure!

  3. Mary Ardan says:

    Buen Camino!!

    On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:49 AM Woodswoman Walking wrote:

    > Woodswoman posted: “Monday, September 3, 2018 In ten days, I will pick up > my backpack and board a flight to Porto, Portugal, in preparation for my > third Camino de Santiago. This time, I have chosen to walk half of the > Camino Portugués, a mere two weeks of walking, approx” >

  4. Pay says:

    Good to hear you are still following your dreams. I look forward to reading about your adventures.

  5. Mary Fox says:

    It is so nice to be along for the….walk with you. Thursday we fly to Vietnam, so still things to do. Barcelona was so nice. Please stand in awe for me too as you gaze up at the colors and light at Sagrada Familia. Travel well.

  6. Denny Sovick says:

    Buen Suerte y Buen Camino ! ( or however that is said in Portugese)

  7. Go you! I’m so *proud* of you. I’ll keep tuned. BTW: Did you make it to San Miguel de Allende?

    Grandes abraços,

    Patricia

    On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 12:48 AM, Woodswoman Walking wrote:

    > Woodswoman posted: “Monday, September 3, 2018 In ten days, I will pick up > my backpack and board a flight to Porto, Portugal, in preparation for my > third Camino de Santiago. This time, I have chosen to walk half of the > Camino Portugués, a mere two weeks of walking, approx” >

    • Woodswoman says:

      Dear Patricia: I did indeed make it to SMA for two weeks at the beginning of January this year. Loved it so much I made another reservation for 2-1/2 weeks even before I came home. This time, Neil will accompany me. February 21-March 11, 2019. SO looking forward to it! Thanks for all of your info about it. Hope you are well. Where ARE you these days?

  8. Gail says:

    Enjoy the quiet!

    Best wishes,
    Gail

  9. Woodswoman says:

    Thanks to all for your comments! More later, of course.

  10. lorichange says:

    My thoughts and admiration are with you. Enjoy and linger longer at those moments that leave you breathless with awe as well as tired😃💕

  11. Bom Caminho, Joannah!!! I just finished walking the entire Camino Frances from SJPdP to Santiago plus about 1/2 of the way to Muxia and Finesterre. It was so wonderful to be on the Way again!!!

  12. Georgeann Corey says:

    Woo Hoo Amazing Superwoman! Be save in your walking travels. Keep the posts coming so we can follow you…👣👣👣❣️❣️

    On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:49 AM Woodswoman Walking wrote:

    > Woodswoman posted: “Monday, September 3, 2018 In ten days, I will pick up > my backpack and board a flight to Porto, Portugal, in preparation for my > third Camino de Santiago. This time, I have chosen to walk half of the > Camino Portugués, a mere two weeks of walking, approx” >

  13. antrozous67 says:

    Wow! It was great to get this blog post this morning. Have a fabulous time on your adventure. Laura

    Sent from my iPad

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  14. Janelle Joseph says:

    Will be exciting to follow you and your posts!!!

  15. Sally Castner says:

    You are inspirational! Will look forward to your writing as I vicariously enjoy your adventure. Happy trails! ♥️

  16. Patricia McCandless says:

    I will plan on hearing ALL about your trip while we’re in Austin. Clearly, someone left the gate open again!

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