I never thought I would, and I might not again, but here it is – my packing list in folded and laid-out form. Of course I forgot my sleeping bag, which was still hanging about drying after getting a permethrin spray yesterday, and my shoes, which are in the hall – out of sight, out … More I did the packing photo thing!
Tomorrow I leave home, though I won’t be flying out until the day after. Every last bit of packing has to be done by the time I walk out the door tomorrow – eek! I know I will forget something, I just hope it won’t be my mobile charger lead, because it’s different than my … More The day before the day before
Today it’s three days until I fly out. Getting there will take a bit of time, but I don’t mind – I get to stay in Santiago one evening and morning, see some of Spain on the bus, arrive in time to have a meal with other pilgrims. Thinking about packing (yes, still) and how … More Kit tetris for camino nerds
If you are new to the camino or that sort of long distance walking – ie not backpacking as such – you might be forgiven for thinking that anyone who has done this repeatedly would have the packing list and training down to a fine art by now and be able to just put on … More 5 days to go
As sometimes happens, life and plans (not to mention insane politics) get in the way of blogging, but now that a few things have sorted themselves out – a new contract, a postponement and an extension – things seem to be back on track again for the immediate future. So I can be off again … More Normal service will resume shortly
It’s a strange feeling walking through an unfamiliar landscape on the way to such a familiar place – I have started in Astorga four times, the Scouse Spouse twice. We were excited to get there and also possibly even more aware of our surroundings because it was the last bit of the unknown. I remembered … More CF Day 21 – Hospital to Astorga
Another sunny camino morning, another walk. We went to the bus station and got the early-ish bus back to San Miguel, and had breakfast there. There were several pilgrims, alone and in couples and groups, but oddly no one greeted each other or said hello or goodbye to the barstaff or buen camino when other … More CF Day 20 – San Miguel to Hospital de Orbigo