Category Archives: 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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Sunsets

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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Recalibration

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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Peregrina Preparatio 10

8km (5miles) Longshaw Estate, Peak District Perfect walking weather: Cloudy but warm, some light drizzle… and hot sunshine Clothing : Zipoff trouser-shorts, t shirt, raincoat (part way) Terrain: hilly footpaths, paths through woods My friend and I set off out … Continue reading

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Reflections

Yes it’s a bit of a pun. I’m spending the night on my friend’s’ boat, and tomorrow will walk him (about 22km) with Tinka, our bonus dog, a gorgeous golden retriever as my companion. Before coming on board we sat … Continue reading

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