How it all began
In 2013 Gerry and I took a holiday in Northern Spain. We set off in our camper and drove west along the coast from France and then headed south to Burgos. After a couple of days in Burgos we drove on to Leon, heading to the Atlantic coast at Vigo.
I kept seeing hikers… Gerry called them ‘shellers’ but they were of course pilgrims. I watched through the window as we drove along and by Leon I was very curious. By the time we arrived at the coast I was committed.
I sat on a beach of beautiful soft sand not far from Finisterre, paddling my feet in the clear water. As I put my hand into the sand it rested on a perfect shell… It’s the same shell gerry presented me with when I met him on the steps of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela the following October… and I blogged as I walked.
I’m an English woman living in France, I’m a wife, a mother, a singer and a walker. I carried on blogging at the request of family and friends but decided to tidy things up a bit and create this… which I hope you enjoy reading… but it is still basically a few of my thoughts whilst walking.
THEN WE WALKED
Last year I took a group for a walk along the Camino Frances; a taster if you like. It was for me a test to see if I would enjoy offering escorted walks.
I’ve thought about this for a few years and it feels like now is the right time. I’ll still walk my walks and I’ll continue to blog as I walk… but I’ll also add in a few escorted trips. My hope is that love I feel for these ancient paths will be accessible to others and that after a short walk with me folks will feel inspired to continue on other adventures!
How to Use this Blog
I’ve tried to organise things to make navigation easy. I have a catagory for each camino and all posts related to these caminos will be found via the menus above… or here
- Camino Frances 2014 starts here
- Camino Frances 2015 starts here
- Via de la Plata 2016 starts here
- Camino Frances 2017 starts here
- Rota Vicentina 2017 starts here
- Caminho Portuguese 2017 starts here
- Camino Frances 2018 starts here
- Camino del Norte 2018 starts here
- Camino Primitivo 2019 starts here
- Camino Portuguese (Central) 2019 starts here
- Camino Lebaniego (ish) 2020 starts here
My latest entries are always found on the MOST RECENT POSTS link …with the newest entry first.
I welcome your thoughts, comments and feedback… and many thanks for reading!