Tag Archives: pilgrimage

And a Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall

I have never in my life been so wet. Galicia is living up to its reputation and then some. The rain comes at us sideways. It blows our ponchos up to our waists, and then the rain god chuckles and … Continue reading

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Lost and Found in Leon

Heading west towards Leon, we continued to walk across Tierra de Campos, a table top plain that was relieved only by irrigation a ditches, enormous hay stacks and wind turbines. Don Quijote would have been spoiled for choice. Spain has … Continue reading

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Burgos And Beyond

The approach to Burgos is a lengthy one on pavement – good for cars but not so kind to weary feet that weep while walking. On either side, low-rent commercial and industrial buildings hem us in. We smell rubber and … Continue reading

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Writing From Burgos

“Living in the moment” has a downside. There I was drinking in the dawn… smelling the sweet, home-heating, wood smoke… shivering from the bracing chill of a 3C morning when it occurred to me that I had not paid attention … Continue reading

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Vine to Wine

Prior to walking El Camino, I read a number of books. One was by the Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho who gave numerous tips on how to pilgrim your way “in the moment.” One suggestion was to dig the fingernail of … Continue reading

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Walking “The Way”

A pilgrimage constrains the appetities of the flesh which attack the soul. Continue reading

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