Monthly Archives: June 2016

Left Bank Meets Nepal

Today is my last day as a perigrino, as I depart Cee and walk just  8 more miles to Finisterre.  Finisterre is truly the end of the line. It sits on a jutting peninsula in Spain with the broad expanse … Continue reading

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Accepting No Candles from the Holy Company

elevation profile of today’s walk Marcia I continue to make good progress in keeping our mileage reasonable, completing 12 miles by 2 o’clock in the afternoon.  This is a seriously rural  portion of the Camino. The best that Marcia could … Continue reading

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No John Deer Gators in Galacia 

Today we further reduced our mileage to a single number, leaving Santa Marina  at 7:30AM and reaching Olveiroa by noon.  We have discovered where are all the cows are.  Right here, in the broad rolling farmlands where hay and corn … Continue reading

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Walking Again Toward The Atlantic

“There he is again,” exclaimed Marcia after we heard our first rooster crowing as we started walking today. It happens every day out here, no matter whether we are in a city approaching half-million like Vigo or if we are … Continue reading

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Peregrinos, Ponte Maceria, and The Balrog

“Watch out now, take care Beware of greedy leaders They take you where you should not go While weeping atlas cedars They just want to grow, grow and grow”- George Harrison  The concept that life is a repeat performance on … Continue reading

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Arriving at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

 It is with great satisfaction, considerable emotional upheaval, and deep gratitude that I have completed my Portugese  Camino.        Last night, a period of lucid dreaming may have reflected movement along an inner path as well.     … Continue reading

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 Apps I Use On My Camino

 June 23     Today we enter the mainstream of perigrinos as we approach Santiago where my traveling pal Heleno will travel today and complete his Camino.        It is fortunate that we have cushioned our schedule with adequate … Continue reading

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Amazing!  Spirtual Variant completed! 

June 22       Our final day on the Spiritual Variant was yet another challenging and rewarding experience. We completed this stage in Pontecesures, where the trail merges again with the Camino Portugese, after 15.5 miles of fort travel … Continue reading

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Why is The Spiritual Path so Painful? 

Today we we’re close to walking the exact number of miles that were registered on our first leg of the Spiritual Variant, a merging of the Portugese path and the original Sea Trail. We walked 15 miles from Ponteverdra to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Counseling from The Irish Hiking Machine

We walked 14 miles, meeting dozens of perigrinos as we left Redondela and reached Pontevedra today. These albergues are set up so that each evening’s visitors check out by 8 AM. A little army of walkers exits these ancient stone … Continue reading

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