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Camino del Norte, Bilbao to Pobeña 27 km

 Elevation gain 168m Elevation loss 283m I’m trying something new.  This QR code should take anyone interested to the Wikiloc route that I recorded this morning. Can you let me know if it works please? I met with Renate at … Continue reading

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Let the new adventure begin!

I’ve just taken off on my flight to Bilbao and finally I feel excitement instead of slight anxiety about this trip. To be honest I’ve been happy not going anywhere in recent times and could very easily have not made … Continue reading

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The boots dilemma has concluded

…in a very inconclusive way!  Having tried on dozens of walking shoes/boots in tens of different shops, ordered six pairs from Amazon and several more from other online outlets, I have now officially given up and admitted defeat. I’ve ruined … Continue reading

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It’s been so long…

…so long that I’ve forgotten how to blog! My last post was sent out on 12 March 2020. I’ve occasionally thought about posting in the meantime but haven’t really had very much to say. Fortunately the pandemic hasn’t been too … Continue reading

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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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A change of direction…

So, finally an update.  Sorry for the long silence and thank you so much to those who have enquired as to my recovery from what was first diagnosed as tendonitis.  By the time of my last post, when I was … Continue reading

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Busing around Porto

The breakfast spread at Gallery Hostel this morning was as good as most hotels.   I ate muesli with soy milk, fresh fruit salad and a small roll with jam. Way more than I needed. Then I watched a chap … Continue reading

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Limping around Porto

Not having tested the extent of my mobility for FOUR WEEKS, I somewhat guiltily booked myself ‘special assistsnce’ on my flight from Málaga to Porto. The easyJet employee I spoke to was extremely helpful and supportive and upgraded my booking … Continue reading

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Listen and learn

Who knew? (A lot of you probably, but not me.)  Already three weeks since the sudden end to my camino and I am still using a crutch to get around.  Three weeks!!  At first I thought I would be fit … Continue reading

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A different view of the camino…

Below is a link to Nina’s website. Nina is a designer and has a wonderful eye for a powerful image. She posts one photo each day with a few thoughts to accompany it.  The black and white images are very … Continue reading

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Home again, home again, limpity limp!

Sorry for the prolonged silence. I was hoping that if I left it a few days I might have some positive news. So, to recap, on Wednesday my right leg gave out part way through the stage. I battled pain … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 24, San Esteban de Gormaz to Alcubilla de Avellaneda, 25 km

Distance, 25 km Elevation gain, ? m Elevation loss, ? m Total distance, 678.5 km Daily average, 28.3 km The day starts well with a farewell to Marianne and Ruedi, our Swiss friends with whom we have been keeping pace … Continue reading

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