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
A quick post to tell you all about this great challenge I came across today – and promptly signed up for! The Live For The Outdoors Walk 1000 Miles Challenge starts tomorrow, and the aim is to, you guessed it, walk 1,000 miles (that’s 1,609 kms) in 2017. Read more and sign up here: http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/walk1000miles Happy … More A new 2017 challenge
As the new year approaches, the date reset in itself is enough to make us feel we are given a chance to start again, with seemingly infinite possibilities. Opening a new daily planner or diary only adds to that, and all this fresh, blank paper invites a lot of dreams and ideas of what you could … More Plotting vs Planning
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
Today I was tagged in a message on Facebook and the link took me to a photo of myself and a friend glowing with sun, shower and accomplishment and unmistakable Camino sparkle, waiting for our meal in Lorca. She and I started the Long Walk from St Jean Pied de Port together in 2012, but she damaged … More Planning a sudden Camino?
It’s so easy to be lazy when you are back in normal everyday life! Whereas somehow on the Camino you are not only willing but perfectly able to fall out of bed, dress in the dark, pack, brush teeth and head out into the Spanish dawn to hunt for coffee and first breakfast; at home … More Camino training
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