Category Archives: Finland

A peregrine adventure in Finland

After midsummer I’m going to be walking the first part of the soon-to-be opened St Olav Waterway, joining Finland to the St Olav Pilgrimage to Trondheim via Sweden. Yesterday, I had the brilliant idea to test out the first half … Continue reading

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Hiking in the snow

It’s amazing how quickly you get out of condition. I didn’t find the Camino as hard as I feared because I’d worked hard to get into shape and build up both muscles and stamina. Today I walked 8.5 km. “a … Continue reading

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… go

I set out this morning. Surprisingly emotional moment: A lump in my throat and a few tears welling up. 2km to the coach stop I’d just settled on the coach when our daughter called me. My first thought was ‘what … Continue reading

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I’m sitting here – watching the sky change before the sun sets – and experiencing (not only observing) what a blessing this week’s holiday before I start my Camino really is! It’s as if I’m being recalibrated … moving away … Continue reading

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Dos Peregrinas in Finland

My beautiful friend, who has walked the Camino Frances and part of the Portuguese Way (from Porto to Santiago de Compostela) as well as parts of the Camino network in Germany and Switzerland – so definitely a pro! – suggested … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 11

Helsinki Sunny and warm (but not hot) Shorts T shirt and cap: sandals!! Distance 10km (mostly around Suomenlinna Island) This wasn’t a pilgrimage or even a hike but it was a fun day out, and although we walked approx 10km … Continue reading

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This sun lover : Dreaming of the Camino and cooler temperatures!

I’ve dreamt of walking the Camino for at least a decade possibly two! Though I can’t actually remember where I first heard about this particular pilgrimage – or the amazing networks of routes all leading to Santiago de Compostela, I … Continue reading

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