Author Archives: Tom
The Wonder of the Camino!
The last two days have been great examples of the wonderful Camino. The walk from Villafranca del Bierzo to O’Cebriero was long and especially difficult at the end. The first 13 miles were just a slight uphill grade but then … Continue reading
Villages of Spain
Today was a delightful, almost leisurely (I said almost!) walk through Spanish villages — a total of six between Ponferrada and Villafranca del Bierzo. The villages really cater to pilgrims — lots of services like pharmacies, which seem to be … Continue reading
A Camino Highlight
Today was another long day through the roughest turrain I’ve encounted so far. The path went up and down via lots of ravines of loose rocks. A little tendinitis was the result but some ibuprofin did the trick. The weather … Continue reading
Back in the Groove!
Yesterday was a very long and difficult day. Per my Fitbit, I did over fourty six thousand steps. That’s more than I’ve ever done in one day in my adult life. All the pilgrims in the main town square were … Continue reading
Long day . . .Short Post
Today was over 22 miles and took 7 1/2 hours over several hills. Enough said! I seemed to have chosen several alternative routes! Really tired after that. I did cross and ancient Roman bridge that was pretty cool. Tomorrow is … Continue reading
A day in Leon
It’s great to have a rest day on market day! Bien Camino! Tom
Arrived in Leon!
Friday’s walk was a brisk four hours and twelve miles to get me into Leon before noon. It was a cool morning and a good time to reflect on the first nine walking days. I did see my shadow on … Continue reading
Another day and the Camino delivers again. I don’t know if you are into reading the Catholic readings for today but this one was from the book of Numbers 21:4b-9, my brother’s favorite! It seemed to fit today’s walk. I’m … Continue reading
Simple . . .
Today may be the simplist stretch of the Camino. An uneventful walk of about 12 miles from Sahagun to a very small hamlet of about 250 residents called El Burgo Ranero. The main buildings are built of mud and straw … Continue reading
A Blessed Time!
Today my son Dan and I walked together for about 15 miles. 15 miles may not be enough to connect completely with your son but it’s a damn good way to make sure that the bonds are strengthened. We are … Continue reading