My Scouse Spouse and I have walked together several times – Astorga to Santiago for our honeymoon, Hadrian’s Wall, then Astorga to Santiago again earlier this year. I knew he enjoyed it and he sometimes mentioned wanting to walk the Francés from St Jean Pied de Port to Astorga to see what I have seen, … More Accidents and Emergencies
Yes, we are back again. (Though I seem to have completely forgotten exactly why.) Things were a bit turbo on re-entry into Normal, more of which later. Promise. As usual we had decided to walk from Astorga to Santiago, 12 days of walking and a day and a half in Santiago plus travel. Everything was … More CF Spring 17: Day 1, Astorga-Rabanal
You may have noticed that I have been very quiet lately and not exactly posting mileage every other day of this #walk1000miles challenge, or as much as a photo of a refreshing clear and cold winter walk. That’s because I am stuck to the laptop working, for one, and also because my knee suddenly and … More A new level of Camino Chic
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas with good food and drink, spending time with loved ones and enjoying your presents and time off. I have had Norwegian jul on the 24th, then English Christmas dinner on the 25th, and am now lounging around as you do, under my lovely, light and warm … More Seasons greetings!
Apologies for sloppy blogging. Since my last post I have visited Rome and Alicante and am currently packing for Oslo, where I will attend a book launch, have a huge traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner with friends and show new peregrina S around town in less than a day. No pressure there, then. As for walking, … More PCB Prevention Attempts
If anyone asks me if they need to find someone to walk the Camino with them, my default answer will always be: No. You don’t need it. You might want to bring a friend, but make sure you’re not doing it because you are afraid of going on your own. If you take someone for … More Walking with a friend
No, not bragging … bagging. As you may know, the Pope has declared an extraordinary jubilee this year, the Year of Mercy. This means different things to different people, but it also means that the Holy doors of the cathedrals and major churches around the world will be opened. They will in effect become doors … More Holy Door Bagging!