Tag Archives: what’s on the trail ahead of me

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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Horse Riding and Gullfoss, Geysir and Pingvellir

First of all, thank you so much, every one of you who has sent me comments on this site, e-mailed or called me to wish me good luck and safety, and to those who interested in  “following” a Woodswoman Walking.  … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Heavy . . . (not!) . . . It’s My Backpack!

Well, after packing and repacking and RE-packing, ad nauseum, removing a few zip lock bags, combining packing cubes, removing one pair of socks, one neck cooler, cutting the edges off the container for my extra SD camera card, etc. etc., … Continue reading

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Listening To The Body . . .

August 25, 2013 – 11:46 p.m. Well, I have three days until my departure, and the packing is winding down.  I’ll write a list at some point, but now I’m paying attention to little signs that my body is testing … 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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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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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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