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.
Filed from Sansol, Navarra, dateline 3rd October 2012 From Carlos Juan Carlos I am sitting in my favourite chair in the Cafe Bar Pedro Juan Pedro. It is 3.30pm and I have just finished my four course lunch. I really miss the other two courses; this place is going down hill fast. I am finishing a little […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This church is La Iglesia Santa Maria, in the town of los Arcos. Stage 6 and I have suddenly discovered that there are other people walking with me. They come from all nations and are of all types. A few words about some of them: The Korean couple from California. He is carrying both sets of stuff […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Well, it is the end of the 5th day and over 110 kms completed. The days are beginning to take shape, a bit like this. I stay in an Albergue where you get a bed and a shower and somewhere to wash your clothes for anything between 4 and 10 euros. The have all […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
At Puente La Reina two pilgrims meet across the years. One, an embarrassing old man with ridiculous clothes and a silly hat, the other … (space left for you to complete the joke).Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I am sitting in Pamplona overlooking Cathedral de Santa Maria la Real: I am deep in Hemingway country. My sentences are becoming short and terse. Setting a mood. With possible hidden meanings. Or maybe it is just my Spanish, the meaning of which appears to be hidden from many. I am writing in my Silvine […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
First stage of the Camino now done, 32 to go. 25 kilometres of walk and 3,800 feet of climb today have taken me up into the breathtakingly beautiful Pyrenees to Roncesvalles. I am now in Spain and learning the way of the Pilgrim – dinner at 7pm, mass at 8, in bed by 9.30. Feet seem […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Tickets bought, training done, some Spanish learnt, all ready to go. I will be updating this blog every 3 days or so my way to Santiago de Compostela. Visit my blog to see how I’m doing.Continue Reading... No Comments.