Author Archives: Lorna

Peregrina Preparatio 7: Pargas- Åbo (Parainen-Turku)k

Distance 24km Time 6 h 15 mins Weather: Sunny, cooler in Parainen, and hot in Turku Clothing: long trousers (cotton), T shirt, hiking boots Companion: Tinka, my faithful companion Problems: one small “blister” like rubbing formed on the side of … Continue reading

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Reflections

Yes it’s a bit of a pun. I’m spending the night on my friend’s’ boat, and tomorrow will walk him (about 22km) with Tinka, our bonus dog, a gorgeous golden retriever as my companion. Before coming on board we sat … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 6 : Unst

I walked almost 30km today, yet without the kindness of an older couple from Unst I might well not have have managed to get to Hermaness national nature reserve! There’s a lesson to be learned from that – don’t be … Continue reading

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Shetland and Orkney preparing for the Camino

In Orkney I stayed with my friend in an eco pod on an organic farm. We travelled there in her car on the small ferry from Gills in Caithness to St Margaret Hope, from where it was a short drive. … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 5k

I went on a pilgrimage today, in the far north of Scotland, though it started out as a walk. It’s difficult for me to define -exactly- what a difference between a walk or hike and a pilgrimage are (I’m still … Continue reading

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On the Move …

Airports are a time of waiting, not pilgrimage per se … and that offers time to reflect. At Helsinki Vantaa airport there’s an amazing room called Kainuu. It’s a quiet more or less undiscovered spot (near passport control) and I … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 4

Pilgrimage 4: SaturdayMay 19 2018 Route: Turku (Itäharju) to Hirvensalo island (and back!) Weather: Warm and Sunny, 20 C, a bit windy I wore cotton shorts and a sleeveless shirt, sunscreen, needed my cap and sunglasses and as earlier I … Continue reading

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