Category Archives: Spain

On the road from Deba through Guernika to Bilbao

Thursday, September 3, 2015.  From Deba, I skip quickly past Markina (see a pilgrim getting off the bus in Deba as I get on, and two more young pilgrims joining me in Deba to points west) and walk for  two … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte – 2015 – Beginnings

FIRST:  Please note:  The internet opportunities on this Camino are very infrequent so far, so no, I have not died, but though I’m writing on my Word docs, loading pics onto iPhoto, etc., I am unable to post frequently thus … Continue reading

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Well, I’m OFF!!

My pack is packed, pills are in little tiny ziplocks, and I only have about 5 hours of work before I can leave!  But fortunately, I don’t have an early morning flight tomorrow, so I will have a bit more … Continue reading

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On The Road Again . . . Soon!

February 18, 2015 Last month I was traveling in Indonesia, more accurately on the Gili Islands and Bali, visiting my son Tanner and his girlfriend Hanna from Sweden.  Traveling halfway around the world to meet Hanna and to see my … Continue reading

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Zubiri to Pamploma

Wednesday, September 4 – Zubiri to Pamploma Today’s weather was similarly spectacular, the heat similarly brutal, but the tree cover significantly diminished.  I wondered often whether I might have heat stroke before the day was over.  (Have I said that … Continue reading

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It Hasn’t Gotten Any Easier Yet . . .

Note to Nancy K:  Well, I planned the distances in my head, based on the guide books for the Camino.  But then reality hits and I realize there is no way I can walk 18 miles per day in the … Continue reading

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To Roncesvalles and . . .

September 2, 2013 Monday . . . the big push.  At the time, I think it will be the biggest push, but as I view the walk after the first six days, I see that I am mistaken.  But that … Continue reading

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Okay, Now We Really Begin . . .

Dear all: Though I imagined that each day I’d walk and each night I’d write and post, it just doesn’t turn out that way.  While there is often internet, rarely is there a plug for a recharge on the computer,  … Continue reading

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Nine Days, Nine Days, Nine Days

Is it possible that I have only a smidge more than a week before I will be off to Spain?  My return late last week from a road trip to Vermont left me exhausted, relieved to be home with so … Continue reading

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Your Camino begins the moment you decide to go

July 24, 2013 I may have read that on Ilona Freid’s website, alacartespirit.wordpress.com, or perhaps it was a line from the one of the many other Camino peregrinos whose work I’ve perused. One way or another, though I just read … Continue reading

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