Category Archives: Adventure

El Camino: Finisterre, Muxia, and Coast of Death

Zero Day: Travelling to the End of the Earth We have come to the end of our adventure. Tomorrow we board flights and head home.  Today was a relaxing, learn about Spain day. We took a tour to Fisterra and … Continue reading

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El Camino: Santiago de Compostela Zero

Zero Day: Santiago de Compostela Yesterday we arrived at Santiago de Compostela  however we arrived after the pilgrims mass had been conducted. Naturally then we decided to attend today, Sunday.  We were warned to get there an hour early to … Continue reading

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El Camino: Rua to Santiago de Compostela

Today’s trek: Rua to Santiago de Compostela We had only to walk about 18km or 11.25 miles. There was nothing to hurry for. Nothing to particularly see. As we walked we seemed to float along a path, not hovering, but … Continue reading

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El Camino: Arzua to Pedrouzo

Today’s trek: Arzua to Pedrouzo Today’s walk was not remarkable other than the knowledge that it is the second to last walk of our trip.  I spent the day with Lisa from Switzerland laughing and encouraging each other to go just … Continue reading

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El Camino: Palas de Rei to Arzua

Today’s trek: Palas de Rei to Arzua A few days ago I told a fellow pilgrim who was planning to get up super early to walk (in the dark and fog) that she should be cognizant that it would all be … Continue reading

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El Camino: Portomarin to Palas de Rei

Today’s trek:  Portomarin to Palas de Rei Three more walking days.  As we arrived at Palos Del Rei we stopped to eat and sit for a minute. Judy had picked a restaurant for its view of the Camino so that she … Continue reading

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El Camino: Sarria to Portomarin

Today’s trek:  Sarria to Portomarin Walking among people from all countries and backgrounds is very interesting. The variety of sounds and languages my attention.  The one constant throughly out this process has been the sound of my footsteps. There is … Continue reading

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El Camino: Triacastela to Sarria

Today’s trek:  Triacastela to Sarria Oh what a glorious morning!  We left Triacastela just as the sun started to peek past some rather dark clouds but I held my ground and didn’t toss on a jacket. We started walking ready … Continue reading

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El Camino: O Cebriero to Triacastela

Today’s trek:  O Cebriero to Triacastela Morning came a little too soon for me but I decided I felt well enough to walk. I packed a light day backpack my genius daughter gave me and carried the equivalent of pedialyte … Continue reading

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El Camino: Herrerias de Valcarce to O Cebriero

Today’s trek: Herrerias Del Valcarce to O Cebriero Today was the trek that wasn’t. At least for me. Judy got out there and conquered the five mile climb with no problem. She even took pictures so I could use them … Continue reading

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El Camino: Villafranca del Bierzo to Herrerias de Valcarce

Todays Trek: Villafranco del Bierzo to Herrerias de Valcarce. Yesterday was not a good day. I’ve been fighting something. It’s either food poisoning or a virus which has affected my gut. I haven’t eaten, can’t sleep through more than an … Continue reading

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El Camino: Molinaseca to Villafranca del Bierzo

Today’s Trek: Molinaseca to Villafranco del Bierzo Knowing you have to walk 19 miles can be a little daunting. As we walked I seemed to be stuck on a repetitive chant: Just focus on getting through today. Yesterday I ate … Continue reading

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El Camino: Rabanal del Camino to Molinaseca

Today’s Trek: Rabanal del Camino to Molinaseca Today started well with a great breakfast and an early start in the trail. I think everyone walking on our schedule might have been. Little more excited today than other days because we … Continue reading

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El Camino: Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

Todays Trek: Astorga to Rabanal del Camino We are all children of God. I went to evening vespers at a little church in Rabanal del Camino. I met the priest in the tiny gift shop and asked when the doors … Continue reading

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El Camino: Villadangos del Paramo to Astorga

Todays Trek: Villadangos del Paramo to Astorga The walk from Villadangos to Astorga was predictably long and hot but surprisingly fun. As we walked out of Villadangos we came across a man and I began to speak to him. Immediately … Continue reading

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