Tag Archives: Camino de Santiago

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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The Surprises At The End Of The Day – Pasai Donibane and on to San Sebastian

Saturday, August 29, 2015 (continued). We return (up the 119 steps) and I settle in at the kitchen table to write this. Gathering at the table are at least half of the temporary residents, eating a delicious meal or watching … Continue reading

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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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A Different Camino . . . and a Spectacular Hike

August 17, 2015 Well, I leave for the Camino del Norte route of the Camino de Santiago in ten days. At the moment I am in Estes Park, Colorado at a Petrie Family Reunion for my partner Neil’s family, and … 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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