Tag Archives: long walks

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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Walking Between Woods and Ocean – October 2014

October 15, 2014 – Point Reyes National Seashore Well, for the past two-and-one-half years, this website has been about walking the Camino de Santiago, a project that was NOT ever on my Bucket List.  My Bucket List, for 10-20 years, … 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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Twenty-four Days and Counting . . .

As I look ahead to my last week in Vermont for this summer, my thoughts are drawn toward the upcoming departure date for Spain.  I brought so much work with me to Stone Walls, and haven’t gotten nearly enough done, … Continue reading

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High-altitude training walks . . .

July 1, 2013 – Only two months before I begin my Camino, in St. Jean Pied-de-Port, on the French-Spanish border.  As each day is clicked off the calendar, I am both more excited and more frightened than I was the … Continue reading

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