Heart Warming Encounters

Heart Warming Encounters

A simple encounter at a hostel cafe in a small village called Rabé de las Calzadas about half way through our morning walk touched me in a special way. We normally take a longer break mid way through the walking day and today it was misty and cold so we decided to sit inside. The […]

A Different Pace of Life

A Different Pace of Life

Today we find ourselves in the city. After over two weeks of rural paths and small villages and towns, (with the exception of our last rest day in Logroño) it is certainly a change of pace. Many guidebooks and Camino resources warn of the shock to the senses and unsettled feeling pilgrims experience upon reaching […]

Your Typical Pilgrim!

Your Typical Pilgrim!

There is no such thing as a typical pilgrim….pilgrims (peregrinos) come in all shapes and sizes, all ages, all backgrounds, from every corner of the world. They are students, doctors, teachers, lay; religious, Christian and peoples of other faith. They are retirees, unemployed, able bodied, disabled and they even come on 4 legs, yes mans […]

Jammy Pilgrims

Jammy Pilgrims

So some of you will have heard about Jammy Dodgers when we go home we are thinking of a new line of biscuits Jammy Pilgrims! This morning we got up early 5:30am, partially because we had a very long walk ahead, our longest so far, over 30km and partly because there was a chance of […]

A Pilgrim's Day

A Pilgrim’s Day

As a rule the day starts early usually around 6am, if you are in a dormitory others are up and moving at that stage so a lie in is impossible, plus you are required to vacate by 8am. If you have a chance to lie in you must weigh the extra time in bed with […]