Tag Archives: Women Walking

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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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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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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