3 best times of my life

Recently, over a lunch at Jamie’s Italian in Sydney, my dining companion asked about my best life experience, my best time, to date. Let’s remove the cliqued answers of getting married or seeing your offspring being born. Just unique experiences for

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My Camino morning routine – 5 things working for me

Each morning walking Camino de Santiago from St Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain last year, I followed a particular morning routine which worked for me. I had one single blister over the 775km of hiking and

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Camino Day 38: Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela 19km

The last day of my Camino… I was out of the albergue around 7.30am for the final stretch of Camino Frances. This last albergue in Pedrouzo was far too noisy and with too much early morning lights going on and off for a

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Camino Day 36: Ponte Campaña to Arzua 24km

Navigational malfunction during today’s walk to Arzua. Also known as getting lost. That’s how this day started. A price you may have to pay by leaving and trying to find your way in the dark. Once you realize that the “Camino”

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Camino Day 35: Gonzar to Ponte Campaña 22km

Today’s theme towards Ponte Campaña was rain. You don’t believe me. Then check out this morning’s TV weather forecast. Pretty much the whole of Spain could expect rain. Thanks to Peregrino Randy from Florida, USA for the above picture. Deb and

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Camino Day 34: Barbadelo to Gonzar 26km

Today we entered turigrino territory. Why? Because today I broke the “less than 100km left to go” barrier. It is less than 100km left to walk before Santiago de Compostela. As little as possible over 100km seems to be the distance that most turigrinos walk. And a minimum

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Camino Day 33: Triacastela to Barbadelo 22km

Another early morning that didn’t work out all that well. I was out by 7am after a good breakfast as the kitchen facilities were great. Walking out of Triacastela, Deb, Win and I “joined forces” with an American woman. She carried

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Camino Day 32: Laguna de Castilla to Triacastela 23km

The guide book specifies 6 stages beyond today and I expect to finish the Camino in 6 days. That means walking into Santiago de Compostela on Thursday 22 October. If it all goes to plan. The guidebook’s suggested destination for tomorrow’s

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Camino Day 31: Villafranca Del Bierzo to Laguna de Castilla 28km

Today is exactly one month since I wandered out of St Jean Pied de Port to start my Camino adventures. I have seen a lot in that month, met and talked to a lot of people and walked a hell of a

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