The patterns formed quickly. For the first week, when I arrived at my accommodation from walking the best part of the day, I would have a thumping migraine headache. I would close the curtains, peel everything off, shower and hop into bed with what I needed pulled around me to arms reach. My day bag, my… Read More Joyous
First published 5th April 2017, this is my most viewed, liked and commented post ever. As it turned out, this walking path and the associated travel became one of the most profound and treasured experiences of my life. It is said that the Camino teaches us all a life lesson. Mine was patience and it… Read More Pre-Walk Wobbles
How does a middle aged woman prepare to walk 112kms (70miles) over 9 days in Spain… …leaving for Europe in only 6 weeks? That is 12.5km average per day or 7.5 miles. Some days 10km, other days 18km. So this is what I have going on 6 weeks till departure: -purchased beautiful new walking shoes for… Read More 6 weeks out: blisters & bingeing.
The scallop shell is a symbol of the pilgrim for some, especially associated with various camino routes across northern Spain. I spent a great deal of time planning a pilgrimage as the impetus for a return trip to Europe. Most appealing was a section of the Via Francigena, the ancient route from Canterbury in England, through… Read More Camino – The Long Walk