Author Archives: Woodswoman

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.

Reliving The Camino (at least a bit)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  It is June and Neil and I are in Ouray at his log cabin, as we usually are during this time of the summer.  We have a new addition, a Golden Retriever Rescue female, six years … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, Camino del Norte, Oldish world traveling, Solitude journeys, Staying open, What Goes on in the Mind, Why Walk The Camino? | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

After A Month’s Reflection . . .

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 I left Spain just a bit more than a month ago, and flew directly to Italy for another 12 days, but even then I was writing about things to consider after I returned home.  My initial … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany | 19 Comments

Leavin’ On A Jet Plane . . . for ITALY!!

Monday, October 12, 2015.  Tomorrow Laurie D leaves for Finisterre and Muxia, and will return to Santiago de Compostela in a bit less than a week.  The other Laurie and Salvatore left last night on a train to Barcelona, and … Continue reading

Posted in Beginnings, Camino de Santiago, Endings, Women Walking | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Last Days in Santiago de Compostela

NOTE:  Another fu-bar . . . an earlier version of this write posted itself!  So you will get an amended one now, and if you try to read the other one, you will get a message that there is no … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany | Tagged , | 2 Comments

To Santiago de Compostela – The Walk In

Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Okay, today’s the day.  A short walk, less than five km, and I will be at the foot of the steps to the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela.  No breakfast at the Polish albergue today, so … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany | 6 Comments

An Aside . . .

For those of you who follow, especially who receive my posts on your e-mail, lately I notice that when I edit a post,  the final version does not always show up in the original e-mail to myself, but does show … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany | 1 Comment

Santa Irene to Monte De Gozo

Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Breakfast this morning at the private albergue in Santa Irene, and then it’s ponchos again.  Laurie (now this is the new Laurie . . . soon I’ll see Fort Collins Laurie, Laurie D.  I think this … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany | 1 Comment