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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 + one Santiago

I came here with my husband, Bernard, about 15 years ago. Has it changed? Probably not, but ones memories do tend to be embroider a bit here and erase a bit there. The cathedral is being cleaned and restored and … Continue reading

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Da 44: Melide to Arzúa

Another short but taxing 15km day but today I am tired. I didn’t sleep so well last night and was woken by very noisy Pilgrims leaving the hostel at the crack of dawn, shouting to each other and doors slamming…. … 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 17: Belorado to Villafranca Montes de Oca

Villafranca Montes de Oca, tiny and lovely, a village of 200 souls with a church able to take at least treble that amount, like so many places both here and in Britain. The Church here at Villafranca……. For me the … Continue reading

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Day 15, Najera to Ciruena

Well, here I sit in my cold garret at the top of this quite ordinary house, with lovely old man running it with, I think, either his daughter or a very young wife (who am I to say?). Being right … Continue reading

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Viana to Navarrete part two

My longest walk to date 23 km, but the terrain was kind to both knees and feet! I passed through a wild life reserve, I suppose in England we would call it an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty…. There was … Continue reading

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