Category Archives: Finland

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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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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Peregrina Preparatio 3

Pilgrimage 3: Monday May 14th 2018 Route: Turku to Naantali (via Raisio Bay,), bus back to town (I slept!) Weather: Hot and Sunny, 20 C early morning, rising to 27 C later in the day I wore cotton shorts, needed … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 2

On Wednesday I set out with Tinka (our bonus dog) for a second preparatory walk. I had planned to walk from Turku to Naantali (or vice versa) getting a lift or bus one way. My family vetoed that and suggested … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 1

I made the decision to do (as often as I can) one longer walk, usually solo, in the summer months: May -August in preparation for the Camino in September. The idea is to build up my stamina for longer walks, … Continue reading

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