Category Archives: Camino de Santiago

Blog posts about my pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago, including journal entries, letters home, reflections. Other information and guest posts on the Camino de Santiago

Arzua – Vilamaior October 6, 2010 30 km

A wet night in Arzúa gives way to a gray, damp and drizzly morning.  I try to focus on the long day’s walk ahead of me, keeping in mind all the practices I’ve learned on the Camino: one day at … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, journal entries, Pilgrimage | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Palas de Rei – Arzua October 5, 2010 29.4 km

A good night’s sleep.  I get up twice to check and turn my drying clothes and laundry, but go right back to sleep.  The bed is comfortable, the room is quiet, I have no aches or pains.  Still, I’m awake … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, journal entries, Pilgrimage | Leave a comment

Portomarin – Palas de Rei October 4, 2010 26.4 km

I’m up early, carrying armfuls of my stuff out of the bunk room to the hostel lobby to get organized.  I’d kept my damp clean socks in my sleeping bag overnight, so I have one dry pair.  But everything else … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, journal entries, Pilgrimage | Leave a comment

Sarria – Portomarin October 3, 2010 22.9 km

I wake at 4 am to the sound of rain pelting on my window, and rethink my plans for a pre-dawn start.  At 7 am I am packed and downstairs for departure.  Pilgrims leaving the lobby say the prediction is … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, journal entries, Pilgrimage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Triacastela – Sarria October 2, 2010 19.0 km

Up early and off to a good start from Triacastela by 6:45. But Adrian’s boots are missing! I saw a man leaving earlier, wearing sandals and tying his boots to his pack. There is a pair of boots left at … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, journal entries, Pilgrimage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

O’Cebreiro-Triacastela October 1, 2010 20.7 km

I leave my cozy room in the casa before dawn, and head out of town, not quite certain of the path. As I reach the highway and start to walk on the shoulder of the road, another pilgrim falls into … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, journal entries, Pilgrimage | Leave a comment

Letter Home from Leon September 24, 2010

Hi friends and family,  Taking a day off in León, and enjoying a whole day to relax and see the sights.  The Cathedral here has the corner on the stained glass market,  almost like it has walls of colored windows.  … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, Letters Home | Leave a comment