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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 http://www.magwood.me

To camino, or not to camino, that is the question…

A few days ago a camino friend (hello Margaret) asked me for my thoughts on travelling to Spain to walk the camino this year. In a nutshell, I am pretty sure it’s not going to happen. I have actually anticipated … Continue reading

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Thanks Mum…

I have many, many things to thank my old Mum for, but one of the most important for me is that she passed on her passion and ability to be creative, to be practical and to make things. She was … Continue reading

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What do you do when…

I read a very interesting discussion on the pilgrim forum today, originally instigated by my blogging (and Camino Mozárabe) pal Clare. You can find her blog here. The title is ‘What do you do when you cannot walk anymore?’ check … Continue reading

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New year, new plans…

I hope that all reading this are fit and well and have enjoyed a jolly Christmas and will experience a healthy and active year in 2020. Since my last post back in October the work on my cottage back in … Continue reading

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Last day – Split

Another early morning for me. As much before seven as I can make it out the door, which isn’t usually very much! There is no other sign of life at the hostel when I leave. I wander along the Riva … Continue reading

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Vela Luka to Split

After a long and very restful night’s sleep I slowly packed up and left my bag at the accommodation whilst I went to visit the Vera Spila cave. I followed the marked path but soon realised I had missed a … Continue reading

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Korčula old town to Vela Luka

I was up bright and early again this morning, thinking I would catch the sunrise without too much effort involved. I had a bit of a shock to find the weather had changed and was now presenting low grey cloud … Continue reading

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