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.
It has been about 100 kilometers since I last updated the blog. Oof. One day goes by, and then two. Then you have to do a huge load of laundry and get exhausted and push it another day. Then you have to spend an hour and a half hand-stitching up your boots and another day […]Read More Days 16, 17, 18 & 19: Frómista to Carrión de los Condes to Terradillos de los Templarios to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos to Mansilla de las Mulas (AKA “This Is Very Exhausting”)
Today was a very early solo morning departure under the stars. Last night I attended a mass in the town cathedral which was followed by a pilgrim blessing. I thought the service was really lovely and I enjoyed that they incorporated all the pilgrims’ native languages into the blessing. After the blessing, I headed back […]Read More Day 11: Belorado to Atapuerca (AKA “When the Priest says ‘Cantar!’, you sing”)
I’ll do my best not to dwell for too long on the guilt associated with not blogging here the last two days. Have I mentioned that I’m walking about 15-19 miles per day? Am I forgiven? Don’t worry, I’m completely aware that I am the most critical individual when it comes to my lack of […]Read More Days 7, 8 & 9: Torres Del Rio to Logroño to Nájera to Grañon (AKA “The Camino Provides”)