El #Camino, te engancha

I woke up to find a lovely message on my phone this morning, from Wendy, who I met on my flight out to start the Camino de Santiago one year ago today. What a wonderful reminder of the magic of the Way. I saw the magic when I was out there, of course. In the first…

#Camino Days 15 and 16: Camino Magico

“Magic Camino” might seem like a strange title for my blog when I tell you that I spent all of yesterday completely knocked out by a vicious cold, but bear with me. The day certainly didn’t start well, I felt like I’d been bashed around the head and I could barely pull myself out of…

#Camino Days 13 and 14: climb every mountain

Yesterday morning when I left Astorga, I was surprised by the town’s fantastic Gaudí church, one of the few outside Catalunya, completely overshadowing the Cathedral next door. But this was far from characteristic of the day ahead! The rest of the day was more rural, with a steady incline over around 20km. By the time…