We are all getting used to being back at home. The tea tastes much better and toats and marmalade for breakfast is such a treat. Prompted by the numerous references to Los Intrepidos in my blog I have a contribution from Intrepidos Jim. I am sure you will appreciate a different perspective on our final… Continue reading Los interepidos speak..
Now I am home and relaxing with my third ‘cuppa’ I felt I wanted to make some acknowledgments for the support I had in undertaking the Camino. To ‘Los intrepidos’ – Jim Aylward, Martin and Hilary Brennan and Kevin Wilson – who have had a great week experiencing the Camino for real. The last 113km… Continue reading Thank you to….
The Final Day: Kilometres completed, zero! Santiago de Compostela. Today might easily have been anticlimactic. After the thrill of arrival in Santiago, visiting the cathedral and realising that the road is finished taking this day at leisure might well have seemed a little underrated. However! With no need for a plan of any kind for… Continue reading Receiving the Compostella
Day 35: Kilometres 710 to 731 completed. From O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela itself. We started the morning to see a perfect blue dome of a sky, with not even a hint of cloud. Though rather brisk in the cook morning air we began with confidence for the last day of our various Way’s… Continue reading Reaching our goal
Day 34: Kilometres 692 to 709 completed. From Arzua to O Pedrouzo. We are now just 21km from our final goal, the Cathedral and tomb of Santiago. That would be the equivalent of walking to Luton or Bedford from our church in Flitwick. In addition I have passed the 700km mark while completing the day.… Continue reading Companionship on the Way
Day 33: Kilometres 677 to 691 completed. From Palas de Rei to Arzua. Just around 35kilometres to go in the next two days. Today we have to spare a thought and prayer for my four intrepid companions, Kevin, Hilary, Martin and Jim. As I type this blog I am watching the rain pour down. It… Continue reading Thinking about the Way
Day 32 : Kilometres 660 to 676 completed. From Portomarin to Palas de Rei. The milestones inform us we are now a little over 70km from Santiago. After boisterous evening watching the two Madrid football teams contest Champions League final in Milan, we all woke a little after we had intended. The morning broke a… Continue reading Gallacia, a fertile region