Monthly Archives: September 2014

Life on the Camino…

Our days are beginning to blend in to one another. The daily routine sometimes seems to take away from the other blessings that we continue to receive on the Camino. We continue to see beautiful scenery, interact with beautiful people, … Continue reading

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Navarette and Najera (Days 10 and 11 on the Camino)

We have now been on the Camino for 11 days and have travelled almost 200 kilometers. Still, no blisters – Praise God! The Camino continues to surprise us in so many unexpected ways. And, we are so grateful for these … Continue reading

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Random thoughts from the Camino…

Over the past several days I have been collecting random thoughts while walking on the Camino and writing them down in my notebook. Here, in no particular are a few of them… We have been frequently seeing travelers (tourists?) on … Continue reading

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Villatuerte to Viana (Days 8 and 9 on the Camino)

Daily life along the Camino has settled into a pretty regular routine. We have begun to develop a rhythm and are repeating our daily chores and activities almost without thinking about them. And, we are seeing familiar pilgrim faces in … Continue reading

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Cizur Menor to Villatuerte (Days 6 and 7 on the Camino)

Walking across the verdant farmland in this part of Basque Spain we encounter beauty at almost every turn. The landscape has been flattening out slightly but the vistas remain breathtaking. We have been walking through a variety of farming areas, … Continue reading

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Beatitudes of the Pilgrim

This is from a document we were given by a sister at the Iglesia de San Estaban (Church of St. Stephen) in Zabaldika containing beautiful thoughts related to pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago. 1. Blessed are you pilgrim, if … Continue reading

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Pamplona/Cizur Menor (Day 5 on the Camino)

Today we traversed the beautiful city of Pamplona, probably most famous for the Sanfermines festival, or the Running of the Bulls. Ernest Hemingway made this festival famous in his book, “The Sun Also Rises.” The festival originated in the 13th … Continue reading

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