Category Archives: strangers

Walking, getting lost, getting found and receiving far more than one gives

Thought for the day:- We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads are equal in value no matter what their colour. Maya Angelou, poet (1928 – 2014) Going back … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye, the healing power of Phillia and a long walk

“I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant has thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.” Samuel 11. Chapter 1. David’s lament on the death of Jonathan expresses in exquisite … Continue reading

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Day 46 + 4

Another day spent wandering around this beautiful city, and still at every turn there is another sight to to see. This the Santiago university campus……. And this a lovely mosaic in the dining room of our hotel….. And this a … Continue reading

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Day 45: Arzúa to O Pedrouzo

We awoke this morning to fog and with it, cold and damp, after breakfast we set off, I wore an extra layer, sure that it would get hot before the day was out, but not prepared to shiver until that … Continue reading

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Day 43: Part 2

After another supper of high cuisine ( pizza and bottle of red wine) Charlie and I have retreated to our rooms…… Some rathe frivolous and some sincere conclusions….. why is it that when I put my boots on in the … Continue reading

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Day 43: Palas de Rei to Melide. Part 1

Another beautiful summers day, and today was a short stage only 15km through rural countryside and country lanes….. Here’s son Charlie, my now fellow Pilgrim, whom, I know, is enjoying the journey. Being half my age, his pace is impressively … Continue reading

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Day 42: Portomarin to Palas de Rei

AS I SET OUT ONE MIDSUMMER MORNING; that title by Laurie Lee has quite often accompanied my thoughts on my first kilometre or so in the mornings, except I shortened it and dropped the midsummer bit. But today the phase … Continue reading

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