This time there really were three Day 0 before my camino started properly. The first was the day I finished my packing and left the house with my Scouse Spouse to spend the night in Liverpool. The flight to Dublin was so early that I would have needed a taxi to make it, and the … More Camino Sola ’19, Day 0 x 3
Yes, I am back! There will be words, but Life has been a bit overwhelming in the (is it really??) week and a half since I came home. Anyway, having done the packing photo thing, I will now do the un-packing list thing before I forget. I carried: Green Tempest 30 pack, brilliant as always, … More Un-packing list CF Sola ’19
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!
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
What a relief to wake up and feel well! We were planning on an early getaway this morning to beat the heat, also because the trail, a senda-like gravel path next to the road, would be relatively easy to walk even in the dark and dusk. We were up and out before sunrise, which doesn’t … More CF Day 18 – Reliegos to León
Doesn’t look too bad, does it? But as you get closer, you see how steep it is. Nothing else for it than to get up and over it though – we told ourselves the views would be good up there and powered on. And as expected, the views were wonderful! I kept stopping and turning … More CF Day 13 – Castrojeriz to Boadilla