I have always been a water snob. I am Norwegian and used to drinking crystal clear, cold, clean water, and can’t stand chlorinated and smelly water no matter how safe it is. I have also always tried to avoid excess plastic waste, and didn’t want to be one of the many, many pilgrims (and other … More Best Buys: Brita filter bottle
When I woke up it felt like I hadn’t slept at all, but I must have done because I missed the nerve-wracking noises of a suspected sleep apnea sufferer very close by. We decided to miss the big breakfast in Roncesvalles and find a coffee somewhere en route, which should be just a few kms … More Moving on – to Urdániz
No photograph can do justice to a Pyrenean morning. The dawn light over the mountains is just stunning, and again I could have sat on the decking area (this time with a café con leche) and just stared my way through from darkness to dawn to day. Love it. And it seemed to be a … More Up and over – to Roncesvalles
After a long drive which I slept through in parts, we arrived in St Jean. I remember it as tiny, not much more than a steep street stretching past the pilgrim office and up to the castle, but then we just tumbled off the train and had little time to sightsee. Now suddenly there was … More From the beginning – to Orisson
One of the great joys of walking a camino is meeting its people; the young and the old, from all nations and walks of life. Usually you end up with someone’s contact details and stay in touch for a while or for good, taking the camino friendship into the ‘real’ world. And sometimes it happens … More Pre-camino visit in France
I am currently sitting in Torp airport in the south of Norway, waiting for my flight home. I will have three days to get some extra training walks, wearing the clothes I will be walking in, and finalise the packing before I fly out again. Toiletries, odds and ends will be put in, taken out, … More Holding my packing nerve
You may have noticed that there is a counter on this blog steadily ticking down to another adventure. Not long now before I fly off to France to meet peregrina extraordinaire Colleen, of Are We There Yet? blog fame. We will spend a day walking, lunching, no doubt talking a lot about caminos past and … More New adventure coming soon!