Nearing the End

Nearing the End

We’re on our penultimate day, 18 kilometer stretch between Salceda and Lavacolla. This part of the Camino Frances is always interesting, because it stirs up a number of conflicting emotions. On the one hand, there’s a degree of sadness, because the journey...
The Final 100

The Final 100

We are almost at the 100 kilometer marker, if indeed there is one anymore. We just passed one with a 100.7 kilometers. This will be the third time that I’ve passed this 100 kilometer marker, and it stirs up a number of emotions. What has this journey been about?...
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...
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....
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...
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...