My second Camino: the pilgrims’ meal

I normally write my blog in the afternoon, after walking, and before dinner, so I haven’t written much before about the pilgrims’ meals on the Camino. But now seems like a good opportunity because we had a very special pilgrims’ meal in Villavante, the night before last. All along the Camino you can have a…

My second #Camino: andar y descansar

It’s easy to push yourself too hard on the Camino. You want to walk. You came here to walk. Just a few more kilometres… It’s not so easy to rest. But it’s important to do so. It’s vital for your body, and it’s also good for your soul. I remember reading a sign last year…

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 Two and Three: Las Peregrinas and the wine fountain

Two days have passed since my last post so I’m well on my way. Two blisters have also emerged, but they’re not causing me too much trouble at the moment. Yesterday was a bitingly cold morning, but we were rewarded with a beautiful sunrise for starting early. Oxford may have its hazy dreaming spires, but…