Category: Spain

By , May 29, 2012 6:31 am

Week 2 has been a week of healing, new pains, and settling into the routine of walking for us. We walked a total of 153.5 km this week, putting in bigger days than last week. We are still mesmerized by the beauty that surrounds us each day (except for the concrete city days… those can’t really be described as beautiful). Don’t forget about our camino challenge for you! Keep challenging &#91read more]

By , May 24, 2012 12:35 pm

Barcelona is beautiful. It seems to have everything going for it – wide boulevards, dedicated biking lanes, trees, mountains, beach, and architecture. In the one week we spent in Barcelona we were able to walk everywhere. No need to rent a bike, hire a cab, or take the metro. All of that walking had an added advantage of helping to prepare us for walking the Camino de Santiago that we &#91read more]

By , May 20, 2012 11:00 pm

Well, we have just finished our first week of the Camino de Santiago and it has been an amazing journey already! We have been consistently awed by the beautiful landscapes we encounter each day and challenged in ways we never imagined. Before we get to the distance summary and our personal reflections, we just want to remind you of our challenge to you. Remember, it’s two-fold. First, we want you &#91read more]

By , May 17, 2012 12:32 pm

As we told you when we suggested that a 5 star cruise is probably the best way to cross the Atlantic Ocean, our port stops were all too brief. We had only eight hours or so in each port. During that time, we’d get off the boat, walk into town, walk back to the boat for free lunch (it’s free, how could you not), then head back into town to &#91read more]

By , May 13, 2012 11:20 pm

Today we begin walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St. James.  Essentially, it is a long walk to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  It has been well travelled for thousands of years.  While there are many paths to take, the most popular (and the one we’re doing) is the Camino Frances. Our journey begins in St. Jean Pied de Port, France and continues &#91read more]