Today was another start in the rain and it was my very first day hiking solo. Well, that is if you can call hiking on the Camino by yourself solo. I took off thinking I would eventually run into the tribe, but I never saw them along the way. It is kind of ironic that … More Portomarin – Are We Ever Really Solo?
So anybody that has tried to keep up with me at an airport knows I don't walk all that slowly. I usually hurry up and wait. I find that a strange thing is happening to me on the Camino. I am walking slower and slower. It seems like I am losing that part of me … More Sarria – I Walk Slowly
So today was a repeat of yesterday, but it was windier. We woke up and it was cold and rainy outside. We mulled around and had a slow breakfast in the hopes it would let up. Well it finally let up a bit and I made the mistake of saying it looked like it had … More Triacastela – Wash and Dry
So today is supposed to be one of the toughest days on the Camino. It starts out pretty flat but has a magnificently steep finish on the last 7km. For the most part it was a very pleasant day. We had rain on and off but it was mild and I had my umbrella. We … More O’Cebreiro – Strong Finish
Today was an easy day as compared to the rest. One of the things that made it that way was the colors and the scenery. The vineyards in this section of Spain are turning their fall colors. Lots of deep reds and oranges wash over the beautiful scenery that vineyards on rolling hills naturally have. … More Oh Galicia!
Today was one of those days that was so special it was, I hate to say, magical. Because it truly was. We started out knowing that we were going to be summiting at the Cruce de Ferro. This is the highest point on the Camino and it the sight of a cross and the hugest … More Magic Moments
I have now been introduced to a new concept. Natalie insists that every Friday is Fancy Friday. So she picks flowers along the way to put on our packs to fancy us up a bit. Being more of a casual Friday kind of guy, I am still getting used to the idea, but I do … More Fancy Friday
Well after the sleeping late, the hour and a half in the spa, the hour of the massage, and a nice relaxed lunch, there was still a little time for some sightseeing. Thank God, because this place is authentic Spain. It is the first bigger city where I have seen more locals than pilgrims. The … More León
I started out this trip I feeling a little guilty. You see, most my friends are staying in albergues which are essentially bunk beds, communal living, and occasionally bed bugs. I made a decision when I planned to do the Camino to stay in hotels. I was able to find a really great little travel … More Guilty Pleasures
It is hard to describe the messages that I see everyday. I will start posting a few here and so you can get a flavor of them. They are in every language imaginable let’s just say they are meaningful, and uplifting for the most part. Sometimes they jump out at you and sometimes i almost … More Messages Along the Way