Category Archives: travel

Trondheim: The End of the St Olav Waterway!

I was in Trondheim this morning. No, I didn’t walk there on the St Olav Way (one day I will!) and sadly I didn’t even get close to the cathedral! It would have been cool to take a photo of … Continue reading

Posted in Camino St Olav Way, international, norway, Sweden, travel

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

Posted in fellow pilgrims, food for thought, history, my sixieth year, peregrina, rural, st olav waterway (Finland), travel, Turku

St Jakobsweg : Ulm

Lorna the Pilgrim (With thanks to my friend Reija for the photo) Today my friend Reija and I walked a tiny stretch of the Way of St James (Camino) from her home into Ulm – where we stopped at Ulm … Continue reading

Posted in Germany, out and about, signs, travel, water, waymarks and stamps

Penutimate Day in Sweden: Glorious Stockholm

I don’t usually go away for the winter ski week (half term) or more accurately we stopped going away on skiing holidays when our kids no longer wanted to go with us! This year though I decided I wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in running, Sweden, this & that, travel

Going Places Takes us Places! / How Travel Changes Us /

I’m sitting here on a plane. It’s the first time I’ve left Finland since returning from the Camino almost three months ago. I love airline onflight magazines and the January Edition of Scandinavian Traveler (SAS) has been particularly interesting. First … Continue reading

Posted in food for thought, reflections after the Camino, 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

Posted in Camino (Spain), churches, peregrina, sabbatical, travel | 2 Comments

… 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

Posted in Finland, Finland, peregrina, travel | 2 Comments