Author Archives: Lorna

Pilgrim Dinner (solo) at Samos

On Alan’s advice I went to ‘the other’ restaurant opposite the monastery albergue in Samos … I was not disappointed place mat “Firstplate” “second plate” Desert Given the waitress and owner only spoke Spanish, I was rather glad that my … Continue reading

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The Camino, climate change and the environment

The footprint of every pilgrim adds to the erosion of the Camino paths. The communities are onto it, encouraging pilgrims to stay on the paths, and making repairs. They are also encouraging the use of alternate routes which are more … Continue reading

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Meet Daniel (from Spain) and Bart and Rob (from the Netherlands)

Rob and Bart have walked here from the Netherlands … and only became friends on the Way. Rob (far left) is 29 and Bart (right) only 21. This is their first Camino and they are loving it. They have a … Continue reading

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Tourist pilgrims

I met my first tourist pilgrims today, although to be fair they are staying in the albergue tonight. They came here in a private minibus, and it was funny to hear them fretting that they don’t know yet when they’ll … Continue reading

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Day 34 Filloval to Samos : a damp squid of a day

So the storm came … but in the night! It really was a downpour -so much so that the lower room in the albergue flooded a bit, and the innkeeper was busy mopping the floor just before we went to … Continue reading

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Weather …

Some stormy wet weather has arrived this evening … the remnants of hurricane Leslie. It’s already raining heavily here … and with luck will pass over tonight, though more realistically it will carry on into tomorrow. If that’s the case … Continue reading

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