Here we are again. Butterflies, open pack, stuff everywhere, and me ticking off points on my checklist. Tomorrow I am on my way and what I haven’t got, I’ll either have to get or go without. Of course I have a packing list, but have you ever tried to actually follow one of those things?? … More Last minute checklist
These days it seems that more and more travellers on the caminos of Spain are paying companies to arrange their walking stages, accommodation and even meals. Some go on trips where they carry a small daypack with water, snacks and a raincoat, get dropped by coach to walk the scenic bits, then get picked up … More Going it alone
Some women (and some men) have discovered the joys of walking in a skirt. I am one of them – I can change the tights underneath to suit the weather, temperature, or needs on the day. These skirts are often short-ish to allow for unrestricted movement, though some hikers choose a more modest length when … More Kit cycle completed
A quick and festive hello from the Scouse Spouse and I, wishing you all the best for the holidays and the new year. May it bring peace, joy and happiness, and may you all embrace the opportunities it brings! Buen camino, happy trails, god tur to you all, we will raise a glass of vino … More Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, God jul!
I had two things to do in Burgos this time: Visit the Museo de Evolucion Humana, to see the finds from the archaeology digs in nearby Atapuerca, which we walked past the day before, and go inside the cathedral to sightsee again. I met up with my new best buddy, the Swiss lady, who also … More A fond farewell to Burgos
Have you ever wondered if creaky joints really can be affected by the weather? Well, when I woke up the morning after the cold, windy, wet, miserable weather, my joints were complaining loudly. And that after a relatively short walk the day before, and a very comfortable and supportive mattress in the albergue. But there … More Last walking day to Burgos
I’d agreed to meet some pilgrims for breakfast in the same place to continue the conversation in the morning, but when I got there, it was closed! I went to the nearest place instead and there they were – and there were also pintxos to be had, so that’s what I had for breakfast. Turns … More Found and lost in Belorado