This is the fun stuff, right? What did you BRING? What did you love and use all the time? What did you find was not necessary? I should have done a better job of laying out all my gear before leaving to snap more pictures but that didn’t happen. I dunno, maybe the whole planning […]Read More Let’s Talk Camino Gear.
It’s so hard to comprehend that it is over. I’m sitting here on my flight back to New York, and feeling quite dumbfounded that any of this even happened. Did I really leave seven weeks ago, putting everything in my life on hold, to walk across the entire country of Spain? What exactly was I […]Read More The End of the Road
To say that the few days after I finished my Camino in Santiago were a “bummer” would be an understatement. I don’t know about you, but extreme nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, loneliness, lack of purpose, and your Dad’s flight being delayed by 56 hours (let’s face it, Norwegian Air, that’s a cancellation) is more than a […]Read More To Finisterre: Onwards and Upwards.
Yesterday morning I woke up late, around 7am, packed my backpack for the 33rd time, walked up to the top of Monte del Gozo to eat an orange and watch the sun come up behind me, then meandered down toward Santiago, my long-anticipated final destination. The entire walk, I just kept thinking to myself how […]Read More Day 33 & Post-Camino Depression: Monte del Gozo to Santiago de Compostela to Overjoyed to Sad (AKA “I See Why People Get Stuck in the Camino”)
Since Special K and I parted ways in Melide (we call Drew ‘Special K’ because when he feels like crushing some kilometers he can be real special), I have really enjoyed my alone time on the Camino. After I posted my last blog in Melide, I took myself out for a meal – a NON […]Read More Days 31 & 32: Melide to Salceda to Monte del Gozo (AKA “Slow Down”)
We’re in the final stretch here. As I sit typing this, drinking a can of Estrella Galicia while ‘Modern Family’ plays on the albergue TV with dramatic Spanish dubbing, I have only 54 kilometers until Santiago. I’m ahead of schedule – as I’ve mentioned before, I wanted to jump a little ahead to avoid the […]Read More Day 30: Ventas de Narón to Meride (AKA “Time to Finish What I Started”)
I very sleepily conducted a Facebook live video the other night after posting the last blog here. I felt bad at first to look a little tired on camera, to maybe be a little slow in answering questions and a little embarrassed to realize that the alignment of the camera was off at first… but […]Read More Days 28 & 29: Samos to Ferreiros to Ventas de Narón (AKA “Take Time to Watch the Sunrise”)