Category Archives: Camino de Santiago de Compostela

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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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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Camino Mozárabe from Almería – overview and resources

I decided to walk the Camino Mozárabe from Almería largely in response to a camino forum member requesting company on the route.  I was an early responder and thought for many months that there would just be the two of … Continue reading

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Post camino blues

It’s me! I’m back from the blog-block that has gripped me for the last couple of months. Returning home from a big adventure sometimes takes a bit of adjustment. After the initial celebration of catching up with loved ones, sleeping … Continue reading

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Camino Portuguese Variante Espiritual, Vilanova da Arousa to Santiago de Compostela 27 km by boat + 28 km walking

Today’s distance 28km (the extra 4 km involved walking around Santiago before I remembered to turn off the GPS) Elevation gain 488 m Elevation loss 235 m Total distance from Almería 1,496 km So, today we have a boat trip … Continue reading

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Camino Espiritual, Armenteira to Vilanova da Arousa 25 km

Today’s distance 25 km Elevation gain 144 m Elevation loss 385 m Total distance from Almería 1,468 km What a fabulous start to the day! The weather doesn’t look too promising but at least it is dry when we leave … Continue reading

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