Category Archives: Backpacking

All Doors Do Not Open To Our Needs

Multiple sources here in Finisterre pointed to O Centolo as the place that was still cooking up the authentic Galatian soup that I have been craving. Finding a place that cooks it here in summer is another story.     … Continue reading

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Meeting Up in The Fog With The Tick Magnet

Walking with your heart in your hand is serious business. It felt like that this morning, on my solo hike from the seacoast town of Finisterre up the incline to one of the most spectacular lighthouses that I’ve seen along … 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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Camino Portugese-Where Even the Sun Stays Up Late

We successfully managed to reduce longer hours spent walking to a much more reasonable 11.5 miles today. This was all made possible by two decisions.   Number one – we headed back to the coast, rather than continue to follow … Continue reading

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Spanish and Celtic Influences Experienced on the Camino

We really enjoyed our walk today. We’re lucky to have walked with the “Arys”, the name I use for Sherry and Mary, the only two Americans that we’ve met since we’ve been walking the Camino. Actually, they’re the only two … Continue reading

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Too Much, Not Enough: Camino Portugese 

It’s late, like 10:30 pm here,  with the sun still shining over the Atlantic that we hear outside our open door . Mame and I crossed over into Spain from Portugal today, with the clock advancing a one hour time … Continue reading

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Too Many Miles Coming Too Soon

Today we overextended. The path we are walking is not yet well documented in our new Brierley book. That resulted in my misinterpretation in planning mileages. I planned a 15 mile day, due to where the recommended albergue was located. … Continue reading

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