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
I am shortly – tomorrow! – going for a one week walk in Galicia with my friend, who is new to the Camino. We initially decided on the Camino Ingles, but now it looks like we are walking from Sarria as the infrastructure will allow us more flexibility in where to stop, stay and eat. … More Packing list for a Galician spring walk
Just in case anyone should wonder what it is I am actually carrying, wearing, using and discarding on my walks and travels, I thought I would give a short overview of some of the stuff I wouldn’t go walking without. It might seem a lot, but I actually carry very little. Bear in mind that … More My basic Camino packing list