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.

Beach Day Off

Wednesday, September 19.  My day at the beach is lovely, though I had sent my swim suit on to Santiago earlier, when I thought I would have no time to get in the water.  But the view is magnificent and … Continue reading

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Mini-vaca in a beach town

Tuesday, September 18. This morning, I can’t say I “awakened” because I hardly slept all night. Went to bed at ten, woke up at midnight for the bathroom and then could not go back to sleep. I hate these nights. … Continue reading

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Viale do Castelo and then on my feet again

NOTE: Forgot to track my distance on the 16th. 13.9 km. MONDAY – September 17. Up at a decent hour from our room in the green hotel, and Ria had already scouted out a bakery for tea and crumpets. She … Continue reading

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On The Boardwalk

September 15-16, 2018: Matosinhos to Povoa de Varzim Before I began this Camino, I promised myself I would travel only what was a bit farther than comfortable . . . I’ve done two full Caminos in the past and have … Continue reading

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Camino Portugues 2018 and Barcelona beyond . . .

BEGINNING – Friday – September 14, 2018 Well, actually, I began yesterday with an afternoon flight from Denver to Newark, connecting to Porto, Portugal. The only complication came at the beginning, since I had carefully packed my walking sticks, collapsed … Continue reading

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Tomorrow . . . it’s lift off!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 It’s nearly midnight, but I just want to keep my momentum going . . . my pack is stuffed, my Barcelona suitcase is  ready to go, and I promise myself I’m going to bed.  Flight to … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Next up . . . Camino Portugues!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – It’s been a long time since I have written anything on this site, but tonight is a night for an announcement.  I just made my reservation for Camino #3, but this time from Porto to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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