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We’ll Keep it Updated Live – Starting from St Jean on 25th April 2018.

Would I walk the Camino Frances again?

Would I walk the Camino Frances again?

  We're on the section from Astorga to Rabanal, and I'm still amazed at the number of pilgrims walking. The whole of the  Camino, seems like the final hundred into Santiago from Sarria that I experienced for the first time 3 years ago. I'm beginning to wonder if that...

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Remembering Denise

Remembering Denise

Today we walked from Astorga to Foncebadón. One of the places that we wanted to visit on the way was the memorial grove, for pilgrims who have died on the Camino. We expected to see it about 3 kilometers out from the center of Astorga on the left-hand side. From some...

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Maintaining the Feeling

Maintaining the Feeling

  One thought has been occupying my mind for the last hour or so, as we walk the final kilometer down into El Acebo. And it's a thought that occupies my mind a lot, when I'm walking on the Camino. And it's how to maintain the feeling that you have whilst walking, when...

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What Just Happened?

What Just Happened?

We're just on our way from Cruz de Ferro, which of course as always a very emotional part of walking the Camino Frances. Pat and I laid stones not just for ourselves but for family members as well. After spending a few moments there, we're on our way now down to El...

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Booking Accommodation?

Booking Accommodation?

  Pat and I have been talking about pros and cons of booking ahead with our accommodation. There certainly are some interesting pros and cons. On the one hand, some people come on the Camino with everything pre-booked! I can understand why, for some people the...

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Hiker’s Wool

Hiker’s Wool

  Hiker's wool is amazing stuff! I first came across it when I walked the Camino Frances in 2015. As soon as you get a hot spot, you put it against the skin in the sock, no tape required, and miraculously the hiker's wool massages oil into the skin whilst also...

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The Valley of the Fallen

The Valley of the Fallen

It was during the walk from Villafranca del Bierzo to Vega. It was a relatively short day for most people but 18 kilometers for us, is within our comfort zone. It was hard again because it was all road, and so the foot injuries needed a bit of Ibuprofen along the way....

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Okay, I Give in

Okay, I Give in

  Ever since my first Camino in 2015, when I sustained an injury during training, I've been with the view that the Camino really needs some minimal training. I suppose this was based on the fact that I managed to finish that first Camino in 2015 from to Saint Jean to...

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Don’t Count Your Chickens

Don’t Count Your Chickens

  We were excited to get going this morning from Triacastela, as once we reach Sarria we'll be on the final leg. I have been concerned about Pat finishing with the injuries she is carrying, but she has shown some true grit these last few days. We were about 6 or 7...

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