Day Two

Day Two, from Neda to Pontedeume, was hard. An unexpected diversion and a very steep climb up to our hotel at the end of the day left me reeling. The path lead through forests and farmland, as well as through fragrant eucalyptus groves. And it was also beautiful, as high climbs usually give stunning vistas.

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Camino, Day One

Out of the city to walk along the edges of Ferrol estuary to Neda. Finding the starting point was quite emotional – we are enjoying looking for the yellow arrows that guide us on our way… it’s like a Spanish treasure hunt. The scenery and landmarks are old and beautiful; people are friendly and wish…

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A Coruña

After an easy arrival and a noisy night, we went out for a walk around the old harbour, enjoying the views of the beach and Lighthouse of Hércules before stopping for coffee and a tortilla. We also visited the Igrexa Castrense de San Andres where we came face to face with Saint Modesta whom we…

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The Camino Calls!

Long-time readers will be aware of my penchant for pilgrimage. I don’t know why or when it started, but I know the exact moment that it shifted from Nice Idea to Let’s Go. Jeff and I were in Santiago de Compastela with Labyrinth Lady, Lisa Moriarty, travelling as researchers in search of Spanish labyrinths some…

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Unexpected Pilgrimage

I love it when a pilgrimage finds me. Usually the pilgrim goes off in quest of the the pilgrimage, with the destination firmly in mind, but once in a while, just when I need it most, I stumble on to a place or shrine that seems to have called me in. King Edmund was the…

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Layers of Pilgrimage

I didn’t mean to be a tease. When I last posted, I was heading off on pilgrimage, full of intentions to blog my journey. Oh when am I going to learn? Pilgrimage inevitably takes on a life of its own that has very little to do with intentions and goals. By Day Two, it was…

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Setting Forth

Another adventure begins! Jeff and I drove around the dreaded M25 to rendezvous with my long-time pilgrimage companion, Lisa Moriarty. Jeff will keep the home fires burning while Lisa and I head off on a multifaceted pilgrimage to Sweden and France. Today was simply about catching up on our deep friendship and reestablishing the rhythms…

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Canterbury After Dark

Like most of us, I grew up associating Canterbury with pilgrims, and as my experience of pilgrimage expanded and deepened over the years, so did my appreciation for this wonderful old city with its magnificent cathedral. We didn’t go inside the cathedral this week, but after a lovely dinner down near the river on Monday…

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Pilgrims Walk

We love Canterbury; it’s an old city that never disappoints, no matter what the purpose for our visit. Our primary reason for this trip was to stay with a colleague who is also dear friend. We are all busy people, so most of our visits are built on business meetings with our friendship growing up in…

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