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
Sometimes things do not have to make sense.This morning when I changed my profile picture on Facebook to the metal “see-through man" from O'Cebreiro, I cut off the head by accident. The WiFi connection disconnected and I now I do not have time to re-adjust the picture before we leave. So I feel that maybe… Continue reading Triacastela to Sarria, 4 October 2018
Galicia is a very special place that holds significant meaning for many people. We are starting our Camino here in O' Cebreiro and we did not have to climb the infamous hill to get here. We came straight from the airport and arrived in this age-old village made of stone. We are instantly transported back… Continue reading O’Cebreiro to Triacastela, 2 & 3 October 2018
Today we are leaving for Spain to walk 155km on the Camino Frances. We are starting in O'Cebreiro and are walking on an ages old pilgrimage route towards Santiago de Compostela. Legend has it that the remains of the apostle James are buried there. It is called the "Jacob's Weg" in Germany. Recently a… Continue reading Preparations, Goals and Achievements, 30 September 2018.
When Magdalena suggested we should aim for 25 km as a good preparation for our Camino, this event seemed designed for us and we signed up to walk 50 km in total over two days. Even the weather cooperated with a cold front coming through and dropping the temperature from the mid thirties to… Continue reading 50 km Bruce Trail End-to-End (Toronto Section), 8 & 9 September 2018