A Mother’s Son

A Mother’s Son

I think it started about two or three weeks into this Camino. And at first, I didn’t quite get the point. We were probably trying to check out of a hotel, or getting our gear together, or leaving a cafe after lunch, or something like that. It was certainly a...
Visiting an Old Friend

Visiting an Old Friend

It was shortly passing O Pedrouzo that we came across an old friend. I first met Tomas on my first Camino in 2015, and introduced Pat to him two years ago.     We were both looking forward to meeting an old friend, who seems to exude an energy of peace, calm and...
Give and Thou Shalt Receive

Give and Thou Shalt Receive

I’m a great people watcher! I love watching people’s behaviors, and of course chatting and interacting with them as well. One of the things that has intrigued me is the attitudes and actions of different pilgrims whilst they undertake a Camino. Of course,...
She Just Ran Off with a Handsome Spaniard

She Just Ran Off with a Handsome Spaniard

Pat and I have a set up a fairly comfortable routine during this Camino whilst we’re walking. One of the very difficult things when you’re walking with a partner is to adjust your natural walking speed to theirs. So we don’t even try. Pat’s...
Day 40 – José

Day 40 – José

It was a wet day and fairly chilly, so we weren’t really inclined to stop whilst we’re walking the section. Until we saw an ordinary sight of a cafe and albergue towards the end of the village. One of those old stone granite buildings that I always find...
The Sarria Circus

The Sarria Circus

As I’ve mentioned before, the Camino Frances this year seems particularly busy. I guess it depends, of course, what time of year you decide to walk, November and December I’m told are great times for solitude! I’m not sure why, maybe because of the...