Where the magic happens…

And while I’m at it, here are more of other people’s images that have taken my fancy over the last while.  The first section can all be considered camino related (at least to my way of thinking) and the others just made me smile…

This is my all time favourite

this one really hit a chord with me – where else would I meet such an amazing variety of people

I say this to myself every time I am huffing and puffing up a steep hill

it’s actually a diamond, but my scallop shell has accompanied me on every camino, whereas the diamond get’s left at home

we have a lot of these hills hereabouts

I am that friend

I’m sure we’ve all experienced this

that’s all you need to do folks, so simple

I absolutely love ‘Oh the places you’ll go’ by Dr Seuss – it relates to my experience of the camino on every page. Although I’ve just noticed this is a misquote – the actual words that start this poem are… Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!

watch out – there’s a pilgrim about!

no words needed

beautiful words

I know that feeling

I’m not very keen on inspirational quotes, but these hit the spot…

And just a few to make you smile…

About magwood

Trepidatious Traveller - camino blog is about preparing for and walking the Camino de Santiago. Many future pilgrims have found the blog useful and inspiring, and many who have no plans to walk the camino have simply enjoyed the dialogue http://www.magwood.me
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22 Responses to Where the magic happens…

  1. A. great collection! Thank you, I’m still smiling.


  2. Robert East (Canada) says:

    I love the 2 posts you sent out this morning. I recall the view you showed the many images of, in a variety of seasons. I think I may have taken a photo as well. However my photos are scattered about. Much the same as my memories.
    I also appreciate the collection of inspirational sayings. They have a way of resonating for me. I have a cool one but I can’t seem to figure out how to send you a photo??? It’s from a cafe bulletin board a few kilometres out of Astoria.


    • magwood says:

      It doesn’t seem possible to add photos to comments Robert. You could always follow my fb page (link in the right side margin of the blog) and post it there.


  3. dawnbell says:

    These are right on! I began planning my Camino in 2012. I was working in the Home Health Intake Nursing field and my youngest daughter in High School. Then a Cancer diagnosis in 2015. I’m well now, my daughter is in college and my Gregory 28 backpack is packed. Just a few tweaks to go. I’ve found my better HIKING SHOE for the post Chemotherapy neuropathy of feet, the Altra. And now the training and strengthening from Cancer treatment begins. I am aiming for September 2020. During treatment I had to EXIT my career and go out on disability. Now I’m back and this time as Palliative Intake nurse. I can take sabbatical when I choose. Just to get stronger. The Camino calls! Ultreia!


    • magwood says:

      What an inspiring story Dawn. Be prepared to buy another pair of boots before you go, as those Altra’s will probably be worn out with all the training walks. Enjoy your planning. I love your positive attitude.
      Buen camino!


      • dawnbell says:

        Lol. I hear you. Thank You! I had to go with a very light one due to the joint and muscle weakness. I’ll be alternating with the Teva HIKING SHOE also. I’ll be a slow stroller for sure. But I’m a warrior at heart. Much love to you. I enjoy your writings!


  4. I enjoyed this collection, too!


  5. There some real gold there! I am going to save a few to my library too, if that is OK? Nice to see you back on the blog. Take care, Mel


  6. Jwm says:

    Nice to here from you (all three posts) after an absence that was too long. What camino plans do you have for 2018?


  7. OzAnnie says:

    I enjoyed that post Maggie. A ‘feel good’ start to Sunday morning for me. Good to see you back.


  8. Marilyn van Graan says:

    Brilliant Maggie – nothing more to say!!!!


  9. Jenny Heesh says:

    Beautiful and inspirational quotes Maggie – and I loved the fun ones too! Thank you.
    Best, best wishes for 2018 –
    Camino hugs –
    Jenny xo


  10. Ange says:

    Thank you so much for your blogs, I loved reading your daily updates when you were on your Camino. I really missed you when you had finished. Can’t wait to hear where you are off to next. Take care and please keep writing. Much love from Cork, Ireland xxxxxxx


  11. Pat says:

    I loved these, and you’re right, “you’re almost there”, was one I heard and laugh heartily at now, not so much then! I’m sure I was only a quarter of a way to the finish. Glad to see you’re back and look forward to your next camino.


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