Category Archives: travel

… and so it begins

I’m sitting on a wonderful little terrace taking a moment to reflect on today. It’s not been without its adventures … and while it’s only 12 hours since I left home this morning, I feel like I’ve stepped into 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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T minus 2 : travelling south

The part of the camino I’m least looking forward to is the getting to St Jean Pied de Port. I’ve planned it … I think I know what I’m doing … but I’m getting apprehensive and feel there are too … Continue reading

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Profiles …and more

Yesterday I mentioned profiles …and yes that means I’ve been looking at maps! I love doing this! Crossing the Pyrenees is only one of the more hilly challenges I’ll be facing on the Camino. I know I’ll be glad of … 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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This is getting exciting!

I just found out how to walk from San Sebastián airport across the border into France … to a place called Hendaye It’s about 5 km or so and the estimated walking time is 75minutes I catch a train from … Continue reading

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Planning getting there

My flights have been booked for months! I fly to Barcelona on Sunday 9th and will spend the first night in a lovely looking and new hostel within easy walking distance (4km) of the airport On the Monday I take … Continue reading

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