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Camino del Norte FIrst Days – Not the Perfect Start

August 27-28, 2015 again: My first indication of the challenges ahead showed up when I got to DIA to fly out to Paris and on to my Camino start in Irun. I had put two Visa/debit cards in my pack, … 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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“You Don’t Train For The Camino . . . The Camino Trains You!”

July 8, 2015 Well, I certainly hope this bit of advice from a multi-Camino-walker is generally true.   I’ve returned from a month in southwestern Colorado, near Ouray, the Switzerland of America, where my partner, Neil has had a family … Continue reading

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It’s Not Camino Weather Yet

Saturday, February 28, 2015 I hate to start with the cliche, “How can February be over already?”, but it’s what’s on my mind.  Yes, it’s a short month, but still time is flying by, and this year, we actually have … 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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Departures and Arrivals

Ah, and I’ve had more of these in three days than I ever thought possible!  Denver-Iceland-Paris-Bordeaux St. Jean-Bayonne-St. Jean Pied-de-Port. Along the way, horse riding in the grey, cold, drizzle that seems to be Iceland, along with watching geysers in … Continue reading

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