Again, walking through the most beautiful countryside today. Perfect weather. All on my own. Complete quiet as the dawn comes up. I suddenly realise that I am over all the problems of the last few days 7 weeks and I feel full of life. So, person whom I have allowed to win all those golf […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Back on the road. 2 days of walking and my feet are OK, my leg is OK, my tummy OKish so couldn’t be better. I am now deep into Galicia with only 6 days to go. This is the last Wednesday I will be walking! So I am walking through fields and hills covered with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Well, that was a fun three days! In a blatant attempt to improve flagging interest in the blog, I decided to stop making it look easy and hit a few problems along the way (essential if the screenplay is to gain real interest in Hollywood). So on Friday, instead of viewing the 15th Century Cathedral […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This is Leon Cathedral. It is even more beautiful inside than out. It is a true Gothic building, built in just 50 years in the 13th century. Because it was built in such a short time, it has great unity of style. Until this example in Leon, the one in Burgos and the French ones […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
End of stage 19, will be in Leon tomorrow. Last night was not so good. Got into bed and found it was 6 inches too short. So had to sleep on the floor. I got a blanket and folded it over on top of the dog’s blanket on the stone floor and slept on them. […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Can upload photos now so here are two – one for yesterday and one today. The first one shows a house with a big yellow arrow. The yellow arrow (Flecha amarilla) is the sign of the Camino. This one is very big so a caption like “Hard to get lost on this walk” would be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Halfway there! 17 stages done, 16 to go; 412 kms done, 387.5 to go. If I can do the first half, I can do the second. It will be no time until I am walking into Santiago and seeing the missus. Or maybe it will be like Shirley Valentine and we wont recognise each other! […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Attached photo is of the 11th Century Inglesia de San Martin here in Fromista, where a wedding is taking place. I was not asked to stay, despite my shorts. Bride arrived in very old Rolls Royce with her mother. All the congregation were outside to welcome her including what I took to be the groom […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
No internet connection yesterday, high up in the Meseta but for some reason the town of Hornillos is in a dip and does not receive the signal. Or maybe the signal is having a siesta – who knows. So, two days of news: My feet are recovering from the blisters, slowly. So I am walking […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Well, I am afraid I have overdone it. 35 km yesterday and my feet have a number of blisters. I had sent my pack on before me, the feet feeling a bit dubious but that did not help. I had to go to the clinic yesterday and they bandaged up the feet but said no […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
In the heart of the county of Bedfordshire, the Harvest Festival Service at Wrestlingworth’s St. Peter’s Church last Sunday, led by Rev. Lindsay Dew, was a lively affair. Children from the Sunday Club had a song about the Kasiisi Porridge Project up their sleeve, specially written by their leader Helen Pinnington. The collection and sale […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The first concerns a pilgrim family who stopped in Santo Domingo De Calzada many years ago. They consisted of a husband and wife and their son. The daughter in the hostal where they stayed took a shine to the son but he ignored her. So she placed a silver goblet in his bag and had […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
They say you should not take a book with you beyond the Pilgrims Bible and a Spanish phrase book. You do not have time to read, too heavy, etc. However, I cannot be without a book so I brought one that Mark and Hannah gave me at their wedding. The first error I made was […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Spanish churches, cathedrals and villages do not go in for signage very much. There are very few signs explaining where you are and what you are looking at. This changed today when I was in Santo Domingo and the wonderful wonderful Cathedral suddenly sprouted signs in multiple languages. After 200 miles of Spanish and Basque […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
As well as a variety of vegetables, we now have two new sections planted with maize, thanks to the efforts of the boys who are being introduced to new, more efficient ways to grow this crop.Continue Reading... No Comments.