Category Archives: Our Camino 2016

Camino blog for our journey in 2016

The secrets of the Camino

I’ve been reflecting on some of the things I discovered while walking the Camino. These are my insights, I’ve called them secrets because they were hidden and have been revealed while walking – and it sounds dramatic like those youtube videos. Don’t … Continue reading

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Day Forty Two

The river flows into the ocean Returning to its source Transitioning form to begin again – Kindergood Cee to Finisterre A beautiful blue sky morning greeted us as we climbed hills and made our way to Finisterre. The peninsula with … Continue reading

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Day Forty One

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. – Rumi Logoso to Cee Breakfast at the Albergue and we started after sunrise. The countryside changed and a sea breeze kept us cool … Continue reading

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Day Forty

The circle almost drawn The end and the beginning Or a spiral takes form – Kindergood Santa Mariña to Logoso Despite dawdling around at breakfast it was still dark when we left. Sunrise has got 1 1/2 hours later since … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Nine

Negreira to Santa Mariña Going in and out of the mist gave a magical feeling as the birds sang to each other across the high branches of the woodland. We passed the 50km mark. We won’t rush and plan to … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Eight

Tree grows A leaf falls Wind blows – Kindergood Santiago to Negreira Walking out of Santiago we leave behind friends who have reached their destination. Taking our last look back, Santiago is silhouetted against the dawn and we walk once … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Seven

Santiago de Compostela Sleep, rest, eat, sleep. We did the pilgrim thing and went to the mid-day pilgrims mass in the cathedral and fulfilled the cultural experience, watching the botafumeiro (large incense burner) swing the length of the cathedral. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Six

The first gong sounds Gently awareness moves I survey the beautiful garden of the heart – Kindergood O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela With a sense of anticipation and wondering what the day would bring we set off after some … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Five

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh!” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” – A.A. Milne Arzúa to O Pedrouzo I woke up with my feet tingling … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Four

Palas de Rei to Arzúa Another misty morning. Crisp air.  After 6km of walking we stopped for breakfast in a small village with one cafe. It soon filled up and we were saying good morning to a lot of familiar … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Three

The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms. – Thich Nhat Hanh Portomarín to Palas de Rei Morning mist … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Two

Synchronicity reflects perfection Interconnectedness revealed The choice is ours – Kindergood Sarria to Portomarín Walking by torchlight out of Sarria  the sound of a donkey braying carried across the hills. We passed a pilgrim sleeping in a field with his … Continue reading

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Day Thirty One

Days merge in memories Resting in a peaceful heart The moment is present – Kindergood Fonfría to Sarria On top of the mountain walking in the pre-dawn light. Watching the day greet the sun fills us with something special that … Continue reading

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Day Thirty

Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains. – Jeff Rasley Ruitelan to Fonfria Forests covered the foot of the mountain so it was pleasant start. The climb up was steep and the views fantastic. The fresh smells, the … Continue reading

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Day Twenty Nine

Beauty opens the door Gratitute lights the flame Pachamama smiles – Kindergood Cacabelos to Ruitelan Villafranca del Bierzo was the breakfast destination. Walking through vineyards across rolling hills as the sun rose was special time. A robin sang its morning … Continue reading

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