“Life is simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and God is shining through it all the time” - Thomas Merton My dad taught me an appreciation for nature while working in the garden on Saturdays and on Sunday afternoon walks. I went to university and learned about plants and genetics… Continue reading Contemplative Photography
I am told by the sweep that I am too slow for the group... After finishing 155km on the Camino Frances in Spain and all the kilometers spend on the Bruce trail in preparation for the long trek this past October, this verdict comes as quite a shock to me. My goal is to walk… Continue reading New Year Resolutions!
For unto us a Child is born. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOSGZSSkPuA
How do you come back to earth when you are floating on cloud 9? We are in Santiago de Compostela. We walked our individual journeys to get here. We have had many different experiences along the way… We meet up with Reina D’Hoore , an artist and life coach who lives in Santiago de Compostela… Continue reading Coming down to Earth, 11 October 2018
Today we make the final push towards the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. The distance is too far to make it there for the Pilgrim Mass at noon, but somehow I have this idea in my head that I should try and meet Sandra from Saskatoon. Maybe I can still make it for when Mass… Continue reading Roa to Santiago de Compostela, 10 October 2018
Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Last night we arrived in heaven. Our accommodations were at Casa Brandariz outside Arzua. It is breathtakingly beautiful with absolutely wonderful people. We all want to go back there one day! I am part of a group of 11 ladies walking the Camino together. We are between the ages of… Continue reading Arzoa to Roa, 9 October 2018
Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.
Be humble and receive with a childlike attitude. Today is Sunday and before we leave Palas de Rey we decide to go to church. I come in at the side door and only hear the last part of the sermon. I am happy and surprised that the sermon is in English! The take-away message for… Continue reading Palas de Rey to Melide, 7 October 2018
Today we are walking 25 km! Today Tanja and I are walking together in God's presence. God is always with us and cares for us wherever we are. Also here on the Camino. Early on it starts to drizzle. I use my Magdalena jacket and feel like I am walking inside a tent. Protected from… Continue reading Portomarin to Palas de Ray, 6 October 2018
They say that the Camino provides... Today I decide to do some sauntering. Some members of our group have seen the explanation for sauntering on Facebook meaning “Holy Land" travelers: I don't have any bananas for the road today. I have learned that to avoid cramps, I need to eat a banana at the start of… Continue reading Sarria to Portomarin, 5 October 2018