In September last year my Scouse Spouse left St Jean for his own solo camino. He got as far as Estella where he had an accident and ended up in hospital with a fractured pelvis and a badly broken upper arm and damaged shoulder. I immediately jumped the first flight to Madrid, then got a … More CF Day 0 – Estella revisited
The last day into Santiago is eucalyptus, tarmac, suburbs, airport, surprisingly green and pretty considering how close you are to a big city, and long. There were few others about, and again the walk was easy, familiar. The last-day-gloom crept up on us somewhere just before the camping bar, so we decided to sit down … More March ’18 Camino Day 8: O Pedrouzo-Santiago!
In less than a month, March 22, a feature documentary film about the St Olav’s Way from Oslo to Norway will be released on Vimeo on Demand. Belgian traveller and documentary maker Hilse de Groote (aka A Girl from Earth) has walked the 643 kms from Norway’s captital to my home town, carrying all her film … More St Olav’s Way documentary coming soon!
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!