Recent Adventures

Sunrise on the Camino
Camino De Santiago, Travel

Blue Skies and Canadians to Logroño

Blue Skies Today, blue skies was the name of the game. All the way from Los Arcos to Logroño the clouds seem to play hide and seek. Although the early morning sunrise at Los Arcos did reveal some clouds in the distance, they were a thing of longing on this warm day. Perhaps what made matters even more challenging were the fact the the journey would be no less than 26 km. Them Canadians, eh […]

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Hospitality is the name of the game

Hospitality is the name of the Game There is something to say about hospitality – it is memorable. Bad hospitality can ruin any restaurant’s good name for many years. Even communities of faith are not excluded from this … they will know by your hospitality. Many books have been written on the subject. And yet hospitality is not rocked science. A Shell of Wine at Irache It is not hard to image that hospitality were […]

Santo Sepulcro
Camino De Santiago, Spain

Vineyards and Olive Groves and Irish all the way to Estella

Sheamus, the Irish Guy After a well deserve first weekend of rest I was ready to tackle the next week. A mere 22 km of walking to Estella felt like a breeze. Breakfast could not come sooner. Though, breakfast at Bidean Puente de la reina is not something to write home about. It was basically dry toasted bread with jam and coffee. While somewhat unenthusiastically eating the dry toasted bread with jam and washing it […]

Two ancient Ruines in the background
Camino De Santiago, Spain

Over the hill to Puente La Reina

Puente La Reina – The Queen’s Bridge It is my first Saturday on the Camino. When I planned this trip I decided that just as the soul needs a rest so do the feet. So, Sundays were the day I would not walk at all no matter I found myself to be. This first Sabbath on the Sabbath rest would be at Puente La Reina. Over the hill we go The walk from Pamplona to […]

The bridge with reflection
Camino De Santiago, Spain, Travel

Sitting by the River

Sitting by the River It is Sunday morning, just after 10, and I am sitting beside the Arga river looking at Puente La Reina. The bridge stretches over the river providing a way across its watery expanse. The first few days of walking is now behind me and today I am taking a little rest from the usual – that is walking. I think my feet and knees are thanking me and this also gives […]

The rabies bridge crossing the Rio Arga
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To Zubiri and the Rabies Bridge

My journey on the Camino de Santiago started in September 2017. At the time I wrote Blog entries with pictures whenever I could. Now, almost a year later, I am re-posting the entries with a few updates. This was originally one Blog post that covered two days, both Zubiri and Pamplona, it is now divided into two different Blog entries. Enjoy. To the Rabies Bridge at Zubiri Every day brings with it new adventures, new […]

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Finally – Over the Pyrenees on the Camino

My journey on the Camino de Santiago started in September 2017. At the time I wrote Blog entries with pictures whenever I could. Now, almost a year later, I am re-posting the entries with a few updates. Enjoy. Over the Pyrenees Pace yourself. It is good advice whether you are walking the first leg of the Camino de Santiago or even in life itself. The day started not as early as I would have liked; […]

The Nive River
Camino De Santiago, Travel

St. Jean Pied de Port – France – The Camino has begun.

My journey on the Camino de Santiago started in September 2017. At the time I wrote blogged entries with pictures whenever I could. Now, almost a year later I am re-posting the entries with a few updates. Enjoy. The Camino has begun The church bells are ringing announcing that it is 6 o’clock. In an hour it will be the Pilgrim’s Mass at Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Bout-du-Pont XIV. The service would be in French and it would […]