I have just returned from a quick visit to Norway on a mix of business, pleasure and indoor tenting* and now it is time to pack for our short Spring CF, which is likely to be a lot colder than we had hoped. We have been keeping an eye on the long term forecast on … More Cold Camino ahead
According to my countdown widget, it is now 14 days until I set off for Spain again! The plan is to make it a trial run for my fit & kit before the St Olav’s Walk from Oslo to Trondheim this summer, and it seems both will be a lot colder than I had hoped. … More Another countdown to Camino
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?