Monthly Archives: October 2015

THE FULL STORY

I have put the complete story in its order on a page of its own. You can access it in the menu bar at the top of this page. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for … Continue reading

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SUMMARY

The Bridge┬áinto Santiago This is a physical bridge but it was also a mental bridge. This was the point where you should know why you did El Camino or, if not know, at least have an idea. I had my … Continue reading

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Soy una peregrina

That means I’m a pilgrim. – writes Ann-Marie It’s come as something of a surprise as I’d never been drawn to other pilgrimages throughout my life. No Croagh Patrick, no Lough Derg, no Lourdes, not even that most modern one-off … Continue reading

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FAILURE TO PREPARE …….

….. IS PREPARING TO FAIL. As I lay trying to get over my schoolboy error those words kept me awake. As I kept reliving the beautiful day I had with AM at Muxia and Finisterre my heart began to beat … Continue reading

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The wind-down in Santiago

When we arrived in Santiago we had planned to stay at an apartment we had booked on AirBnB. We had no idea where this apartment actually was. As it happened it was quite a bit out of the main city … Continue reading

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SANTIAGO de COMPOSTELA

This is the last leg of our Camino, not the last of our journey though. This is another of those moments of nervous anticipation when something important in your life is about to happen. As I write this post nearly … Continue reading

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PEDROUZO

Excitement is building. I can’t help feeling the excitement of the thought that we are going to do this. We are going to finish this task of mine. I don’t think it was Ann-Marie’s task until she got here. I … Continue reading

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RIBADISO

Not looking like a great day The next morning we took our bags over to the dining room for breakfast. I could barely hold back my emotions as I watched the peregrinos who had stayed for the night prepare themselves … Continue reading

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SAN XULIAN

First day for us both over, will our legs work again? It’s hard to describe how we felt after completing 28 kms the day before. I do know we didn’t bound out of bed and set off with a spring … Continue reading

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GOING TO GONZAR

We’re on our way. The nerves that were with me yesterday for AM’s arrival have changed to nerves of anticipation that she will experience even just a fraction of what I have experienced. Our joint Camino began around 8:30 am … Continue reading

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