Reflections on my Camino Adventure 2016

This has been hard. How do you put into words what you have experienced and reflect on what it all means. I do need to acknowledge Colleen, my wife. She allowed me to use most of our Summer Break to w...

Shout Out to great products

At the end of this adventure there were pieces of equipment that stood out for me because of their reliability, usefulness and quality. I have listed three of them below as worthy of particular ment...

Mission Accomplished!

Today was the end of this adventure. I had reached the End of the World – or at least the most westerly point in Europe. To reach this point and get back to Santiago today, meant a 5 am start an...

Dipping toes in the ocean

Today I reached the Atlantic Ocean. Not the end of the world yet, but close. My journey today took me to Muxia, a coastal town on a rocky coastline. Part of the walk took a route following the coast. ...

Exploring Santiago

I love Santiago de Compostela. Admittedly I have only really explored the city center and the historic sector. It is a bustling city with quiet alcoves where you can sit and watch the world go by. Ove...

Old friends

One of the vivid memories I have of the last Camino was the meeting of pilgrim friends in the plaza or streets of Santiago. It was great to bump into Patrick and introduce him to Andrew. I had tal...

Reaching Santiago

We reached Santiago, our goal. Although walking into the city held no emotions for me, it wasn’t until Andrew and I walked into the plaza, in front of the cathedral, that the enormity of the tas...

Going separate ways

An excellent night last evening chatting with fellow peregrinos, reminiscing about experiences since St Jean, bemoaning filgrims and sharing remedies for beating blisters. The day was spent crossing ...

Heading out on a new adventure

One final task – walk to Finisterre via Muxia, the end of the world. With a much lighter backpack ( left about a third of the contents at the hotel in Santiago) I was able to make great time hea...

Fligrims

The phrase “Filgrims” I blame Jes for. A Filgrims is a fake pilgrim, someone who hasn’t done the whole Camino. They start in Sarria, just over 100 kms from Santiago ( or 200 kms if t...