Category Archives: Camino assessments and reflections

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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Stage 11 – Peñaflor de Hornija to Medina de Rioseco, 25.6 km

Another day of long, straight, flat, sandy, gravelly tracks. Accompanied by the brightest blue sky I have ever seen, chilly to start but soon warming and becoming quite hot as the day progressed. At one point we saw ahead of … Continue reading

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Review of clothes and gear (II)

Part two of my ongoing missive reporting on items taken on my Camino del Norte in April/May 2016 part (I) on clothes can be seen here part (II) on gear and equipment appears below part (III) on technology will be … Continue reading

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Review of clothes and gear (I)

Here is the first part of my long overdue gear report.  I will divide it into three parts clothes (herewith) gear and equipment (see here) technology (to follow in separate post) My last such review was in 2014 and  I … Continue reading

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Local trio join forces for fundraising ‘triathlon’

Actually each of us independently organised our own event, but it just happened that they culminated at the same time…and I couldn’t resist the headline! As you will know, I have recently completed my latest camino walk and whilst I … Continue reading

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Happy feet

Only eight weeks until my next camino and my head is whirling with all sorts of planning strategies. The most important piece of equipment I shall be taking with me are my feet and I thought I would share my … Continue reading

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Journey’s end

And so I have really come to the end of this journey. There have been so many highlights, so many people I will remember and not very many that I want to forget. Firstly there was George – we spent … Continue reading

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