Category Archives: water

Snow moon …

I will probably never view a full moon in the same way again. Being on the Camino and walking by the light of the full moon in the Meseta area of Spain was one of the most amazing things I’ve … Continue reading

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Awesome Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a vibrant city. Yesterday I walked 17km – far more exhausting that 17 Camino km!- but lovely nonetheless. Whereas the Camino was almost a cash only environment – Amsterdam is the complete opposite – the supermarket didn’t take … Continue reading

Posted in food for thought, history, Hungering for Life, out and about, urban, water

Pandas, snakes and other wildlife!

We’ve seen two snakes in the wild. One was definitely an added (viper) and in the forest there have been traces of other animals (including a glimpse of a deer) which has kept the dogs very excited. Today, however it … Continue reading

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The sun takes quite a long time to set at this time of year in Finland. It ought to have been so peaceful (and romantic) watching this sunset with hubby and the dogs … but some locals were spending time … 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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Meeting God in others …

One of my hopes for the Camino is to meet God in the pilgrims (and other people) I meet, and in the stories I hear and in the things I observe. Starting my sabbatical here in Ähtäri, and on holiday … Continue reading

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How far?

It’s a good question! From St Jean to Santiago de Compostela it’s around 800km. My ‘plan’ (and I’m laughing as I write that!) is usually to walk 20km a day. That means forty days … there’s something prophetically beautiful in … Continue reading

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