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Buen Camino: St Olav Waterway

It feels so weird to have had a full and busy day today and yet know that in an hour or so I’ll be starting out on the St Olav Camino … that’s one of the benefits of the long … Continue reading

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St Olav Waterway …beyond those steps!

Remember those steps? Here they are from the top! In preparation for our pilgrimage the week after next, and in view of the fact that we will set off from Turku in the evening, I thought I’d better see what … Continue reading

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St Olav Waterway – it’s official!

The St Olav Waterway was officially opened yesterday! And, as the milestone waymarker reminds us, its only 1200km from Turku Cathedral to the shrine of St Olav at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim. In the Middle Ages this was Northern Europe’s most … Continue reading

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Meet Joe (from Ireland) and Peter (from Denmark)

The quality of the photo wasn’t due to our drinking, but the inebriated New Zealander who took the shot. I had such a nice dinner with these two pilgrims. They love seafood (whereas I have to be careful of shellfish) … Continue reading

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Seeing people through Jesus’ eyes …

It isn’t always easy! I had dinner with two elderly women the night before last, or rather two of us joined the American who wanted to eat. That’s fine … it happens all the time on the Camino and the … Continue reading

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Reflections: how have I been challenged?

My view of other cultures. This is a really tricky reflection to make. Firstly, I like to see myself as someone who isn’t racist. My belief is that we are all equal under the eyes of God, and our laws, … Continue reading

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The best thing of all : WE did it!

I met this precious pilgrim at the cathedral this evening … just before she skips off home tomorrow. Mariena made the first half of my pilgrimage such a positive experience (in spite of blisters and aching limbs). She’s been a … Continue reading

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