Lazy Sunday – Day Thirteen

The day started gloriously in the confines of my tiny tent, and despite the fact I was wide awake, I lie there well after my usual 8am albergue kick out time, because I could. The piece of land we camped on was looked after by a guy who runs the nearby albergue. He was so … Read more

Carry on camping – Day Twelve

So it was the first day that I did not update the blog! This was due to no time or any internet connection. My day started from Burgos with my friends from Poland. We started early but due to various levels of injury and fitness, we were split after 10km. Andreas was limping quite heavily … Read more

Aches, pains and holidays – Day Eleven

Hola from Burgos, a relatively bustling stop on the Camino Frances. Today is a holiday, just in this one city. When a Spanish holiday happens, everything shuts. My plans on re-supply rather hit the buffers! The day started at 6am, as it does everyday. I was walking by 7.30am through a cool, high altitude mist, … Read more

One day from Burgos – Day Ten

I had been editing my videos for the last two hours, then disaster struck, and I lost all the changes. I have a really cool app for video editing on my phone, called viva video, but I was a little too keen on the back button! So my first week video goes back to the … Read more

Pushing my limits – Day Nine

I woke this morning with a bit of a thick head after myself, and my two walking chums from Poland, demolished a couple of bottles of wine in the albergue last night. I admit it was a little reckless, but after such a long day walking, we felt we’d earned it. I slept badly last … Read more

Long day – Day Eight

  Had only intended on doing 25km today, but ended up at 37km, so a little knackered, hence this short  post! Another glass of red? Oh don’t mind if I do đŸ™‚ Feet: Good Food: Lots Feeling: Asleep

Hola La Rioja – Day Seven

The longest day for me so far, nearly 29km (18 miles), and another long one tomorrow. Oddly, I am feeling quite fit, and even the long trudge through the concrete jungle approach to Logrono did n’t seem too bad. Just 625km to Santiago! The municpal albergue was completo when I arrived in the capital of … Read more

Community on the move – Day Six

Normal life is as distant as the chilly winds of the Pyrenees now. It seems impossible that only one week ago I was climbing through a hole in the perimeter fence of Biarritz airport, to save a kilometer of walking. Yep, pretty dumb, I know! One of the great things of the Camino is that … Read more

Through olive groves and vineyards – Day five

I’ve had another awesome day, on The Way! I started at 7.30am, but almost immediately stopped off for breakfast. As per usual, I was the last person to leave my dormitory. I walked with quite a few different people today, but most of the afternoon was spent in the company of two lovely ladies, one … Read more

Back to nature – Day four

I am sitting in a lovely garden of the main Albergue in gorgeous Puente La Reina. It’s quite surreal because white fluffy stuff from the trees is snowing down on me. I’ve had a splendid day and the 24 plus kms seem easy, guess I am getting a little fitter. I left around 8am from … Read more