Sabbatical August 1

August 1, 2014 2 comments

August 1, 2014 – Those who have been following my blog have noticed it has been silent for the time I have been on Iona. I have intended it as a time to rest and heal my body after the mental, physical and spiritual challenges of the Camino, as well as a time to reflect, […]

Sabbatical July 8 (more)

July 18, 2014 Comments Off on Sabbatical July 8 (more)

July 8, 2014 – This is our second day in Santiago…a day to let our bodies rest and to enjoy Santiago. I am amazed at how tired I am. Might have something to do with not having my thyroid medication for the last two days. We visit the pharmacy to remedy that little problem. In […]

Sabbatical July 9

July 10, 2014 1 comment

July 9, 2014 – This is our last full day in Spain so we decide to rent a car and drive to Fisterra by way of Muxia. Those who have completed the Camino to Santiago sometimes want to continue on to these places at land’s end and the lighthouse where we find the last Camino […]

Sabbatical July 8

July 8, 2014 3 comments

July 8, 2014 – I am able to walk on my foot today; what a difference a good night’s rest makes! Santiago is only 20 km away. We begin through tall stands of eucalyptus trees which give way to open fields shrouded in mist and then to groves of holm oaks. We have a lot […]

Sabbatical July 6

July 6, 2014 5 comments

July 6, 2014 – We leave Azusa at eight this morning, getting a late start because it is raining, in hopes that it will let up soon. On the way we encounter Justin and Peter, friends from childhood who are on Camino together. Justin has an illness like Lou Gehrig’s disease. When he said “I […]

Sabbatical July 5

July 5, 2014 Comments Off on Sabbatical July 5

July 5, 2014 – Today is a typical Galatian day with liquid sunshine as we have a very similar walk as yesterday crossing many streams with ups and downs which the book calls Ultrea! We wind through beautiful farmland and after getting a bit lost trying to find our lodging for the night arrive safely […]

Sabbatical July 4

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July 4, 2014 – We begin the day little late starting out but singing patriotic songs for the Fourth of July! Today was supposed to be an easy one but turned out to be rather challenging as we had many rivers to cross, each time descending into the valley and then rising to the top […]

Sabbatical July 3

July 3, 2014 3 comments

July 3, 2014 – Get an early start again today. The sunrise looks like the sky is ablaze. The first four hours are steady climbing as we pass through rural farmland and up to the top of Ligonde, stop for lunch and then a gentle descent on into Palas de Rei for a 15 kilometer […]

Sabbatical July 2

July 3, 2014 3 comments

July 2, 2014 – I am amazed that my foot is even stronger as we set out today. We will have an 18 kilometer day to make up for yesterday’s short mileage if we are to make it to Santiago by July 8. It’s raining again today as the trail passes through more charming Galacian […]

Sabbatical July 1

July 3, 2014 1 comment

July 1, 2014 – My foot is stronger today but not yet 100%. Decide to try the last 110 kilometers from Sarria to Santiago. If I can’t make it I’ll have to take a taxi on as the buses don’t serve this part of the country. We left just before daybreak and set off into […]

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