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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

Málaga Street Art

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2019 Camino

The countdown has started!  One month from today I will step out on my seventh camino.  Or I should say, on the first of a trio of caminos.   Camino 1 – Ruta de la Lana (the wool route) (27 … Continue reading

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Keeping stress at bay

Happily I live a fairly stress-free life. I do worry about the mess the UK is in at the moment, and other alarming political trends. And then of course there’s the state of the environment and the worry of what … Continue reading

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A bridge too far!

I hope everyone who reads this blog has enjoyed the Christmas festivities (or whatever alternative name you have for this season) and that 2019 will bring you health, contentment and some adventure. But I know some people will have had … Continue reading

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Calm after the storm

The weather has chucked everything at us recently. Lots and lots of heavy rain with some electrical storms included for good measure, low temperatures causing a very early show of snow at the top of our mountain (La Maroma, 2,060 … Continue reading

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Days of rain and mellow fruitfulness

Where I live in southern Spain, autumn is not heralded by the changing colours of leaves on the trees – almost all trees hereabouts are evergreen – pines, olives, avocados and citrus.  Only the almonds lose their leaves in a … Continue reading

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Walking the camino as a vegan

I first started eating a plant-based diet at the beginning of 2017, but wasn’t sufficiently committed to keep it up on my camino last year.  However, as soon as I returned home I jumped in 100% and haven’t wavered since. … Continue reading

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