A Tough Day

Today was tough. My shins are really sore so at some points I was shuffling along. It felt like the fronts of my lower legs were gripped tightly in a vice. Ironically going uphill was easiest. In my h...

Two roads diverge in a yellow wood

This is the opening line of my favorite poem, “The Road not Taken,” by Robert Frost. There are many interpretations but for me it talks of the choices that we make that create opportunitie...

Well, who would have thought!

Sitting down for a drink at a bar today, Andrew and I got talking to a middle aged German guy who was biking the Camino. One of us made the comment that he was probably interested in the Euro football...

Yay for The Farmacia!

Farmacia image from Alamy.com Just like in Korea, Spain has pharmacies on every street corner and in between. For the peregrino, they are a God send. The green cross symbolizes relief ! Today I need t...

Cruz de Ferro

Today we reached one of the focus points on the Camino. On the top¬†of a mountain there is a tall wooden pole with an iron cross on top, hence the name Iron Cross. I don’t know how long it has b...

Heading to the Hills

Today we left the plains and started for the hills. Again Andrew was out front and I was playing catch up which has worked out fine. We can walk at our own pace and spend breaks talking and joking abo...

Finding our Rhythm

Today was Andrew’s first day of walking. I was a little anxious about how he would go after the two long flights to Europe. The alarm jarred our world at 5:30am and we were out the door and walk...

Leon, Party Town

Andrew and I spent Sunday and Monday in the city of Leon. The primary purpose was to have¬†everything sorted for the next stage of the journey. We needed to get Andrew a pilgrim’s passport. This...

A Team of Two

Andrew arrived this afternoon after a long haul from Auckland via LA, Munich and Madrid. It is great to have him here and experiencing the Camino with me. I know that I will need to make adjustments a...

Starting Points and Ending Points

The Camino has different starting and ending points for people whether geographically, spiritually or relationally. The common thread is the shared experience of the route taken and the walking alongs...