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A night time view of the bridge and town.
Camino De Santiago, Spain, Travel

El Puente – The Bridge – Day 27, 28, 29

The Knight and the Bridge It is Saturday and Sunday is my day of rest for my feet. It will be a delight to rest. Actually, this rest stop is a little longer than any other … I have an extra day. See, today’s walk would take me to Villar de Mazarife. But, there was no place at the Inn so to speak. I will be staying at my stop on Monday, Hospital De Órbigo. […]

This is a bridge call Puente Maceira. It was build in the 13th Century.

A side trip to Finisterre

When the Journey ends there is more It has been months since I walked the Camino de Santiago. Yet, I did not tell the story of a side trip.  See, the journey doesn’t necessarily end at Santiago de Compostella, it continues to Cabo Finisterre.  There are some pilgrims who walk the extra 90-some km. Many years ago pilgrims also continued to Cabo Finisterre; unlike today, when they arrived they would strip of their clothes and […]

People walking
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There are Chickens in the Church in Santo Domingo

Chickens to the Rescue If someone told me that I would see chickens in a Church I would have said, “You must be joking.” Well, now I can testify that it is indeed true. And there is quite the story behind it. Santo Domingo Today’s walk was an average one, at least that is what I will discover before too long, a mere 21 km. Even though it was suppose to rain all day, the […]

Early Morning Sunrise
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When Curiosity Meets You on the Way

Curiosity – what can go wrong? There is a saying: Curiosity killed the cat. Is it to warn us of the potential dangers associated with curiosity? And yet, hasn’t curiosity led to many adventures, inventions, and stories? On September 21, 2017, as I walked to Najera I found the joy curiosity brings. The Professor I started quite early and the sunrise this morning was magnificent. Little did I know how many people I would meet. […]

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 […]

Camino De Santiago, Spain

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 […]

Camino De Santiago, Spain, Travel

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; […]