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Day 28 of the Camino Wander – Feeling Beaten!

Today was a pretty brutal day. First, it was 6km of city walking, then 15km of bitterly cold headwind. The wind blew me off the path more than once. I felt strong. Now I feel beaten up!

Day 27 of the Camino Wander – Skipping Ahead to León

I’m now past the ‘official’ halfway mark. I determined if I was going to make it to Santiago, I had to skip the rest of the Meseta. I walked for four days on the Meseta and it was beautiful. Just not for me this time.

Day 26 of the Camino Wander – Great Company Meets the Meseta

A day of good conversations that made the 21km go faster. The vastness of the Meseta came into full view today as we descended after Castrojeriz. We kept looking back to see the views from where we’d come – It’s always good to look behind to see where you’ve been and how far you’ve come.

Day 19 of the Camino Wander – Wildflowers and Laughter

Joining my two ol’ Camino friends, Jerry and Sharon, we laughed our way up the steep climb out of town, while the weather tried to decide whether it wanted to be rainy, sunny or just stay cloudy. Wildflowers greeted us and we decided it was a good idea to taxi it from the outskirts of Burgos into town. Who needs to walk that much concrete when you really don’t have to, I say.

Day 18 of the Camino Wander – I Am Physically Broken

Around 24km my left calf/ankle really started hurting and I essentially crawled into town. I took a picture of a lovely, very picturesque trail that was probably the hardest part of my entire walk – and it was flat!!

Day 17 of the Camino Wander – May Day in Spain!

Today is May Day, a public holiday in Spain. I was fortunate to walk through Santo Domingo de la Calzada this morning while the celebrations were happening. It’s also the site of “the hen and the miracle”.

Day 16 of the Camino Wander – Rioja Wine, Interesting Conversations and Planning Ahead!

I spent part of the day walking with new friends where we are now comfortable enough to walk together or separately, having varied conversations that span from bathrooms and blisters to career choices and corporate ethics. Ah, the Camino… The day consisted of Rioja wine, very interesting conversations. Oh, and some planned accommodations for the following few nights. It’s festival season.

Day 4 of the Camino Wander – A Short Day to Larrasoaña

Day 4 of the Camino Wander. I stopped by The Abbey along the way – a medieval church that is being restored. Absolutely beautiful! I want to return to volunteer and help restore it at some point. My body has been tired but it’s okay… little blue engine mantra continues.

My Camino Wander: The Why, The When and The Challenges I Faced

Beginning April 15, 2018, I walked from St. Jean Pied de Port in France, across Spain, to Santiago de Compostela.  It took me 45 days to walk 740km. I share with you the when, the why and the challenges I faced… It’s the kickoff for my Camino series!