Camino Diary 5

On Camino Wednesdays I’m sharing day to day recollections from the journal i kept as my friends and I walked the Camino de Santiago, September/October 2019, from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago. Part ONE. Part TWO. Part THREE. And part FOUR. On September 6, 2019, I walked from Zubiri to Pamplona, Spain withContinue reading “Camino Diary 5”

Camino Diary pt 3

(These entries are a series based on my journal and recollections from walking the Camino de Santiago with my friends Bill and Derrick, Sept/Oct 2019.) My journal entry for this day is brief. Its brevity is a reflection of how overwhelmed I felt by the experience of my first day on the Camino from St.Continue reading “Camino Diary pt 3”

Camino Diaries pt 2

Tuesday, September 3. I made the first notes of the day sitting at a café table outside a train station in Biarritz, waiting for our first train of the day. Nearby, six French women huddled around another table, sipping coffee, smoking cigarettes and talking so fast to each other I couldn’t recognize a single wordContinue reading “Camino Diaries pt 2”

Life on the Road to Santiago

Tom Cochrane sang, “Life’s like a road that you travel on…” a potent metaphor. Life as a journey is a deep well that’s been drawn from by many. Oliver Goldsmith wrote, “Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” Tolkien taught us that the road goes everContinue reading “Life on the Road to Santiago”

A New Journey Begins

I came home from the Camino de Santiago with a few mandates. At the top of that list was to return to blogging. A subheading for blogging was a list of things I should write about – dangerous (for me) things. I’ve put starting this off for as long as I can. I’ll be postingContinue reading “A New Journey Begins”