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Be careful what you wish for…

I'm stuck in Palma de Mallorca! The flight from Santiago was over an hour late and the gate for my connecting flight was miles away so I missed it. It seems I will have to set up home on this island... Later: Hurrah! I contacted my fine insurers who told me to "Do what [I] need… Continue reading Be careful what you wish for…

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Going home…

I've been having great day! After breakfast I attended mass at the cathedral. I sat through nearly 2 hours but it was worth it when they swung the Botafumeiro - a gigantic incense burner - in a most exciting fashion! They really got it moving. It took about 5 men to control the thing as… Continue reading Going home…

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Camino – Santiago de Compostela – the end…

I made it! Here I sit, in front of the cathedral, listening to heavenly music, and trying to think what this Camino has meant to me. I walked around 200 kilometres to get here. I've suffered sun, rain and sleepless nights. I've experienced the selfishness and superficiality of some people and the wonderful kindness, sweetness… Continue reading Camino – Santiago de Compostela – the end…

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Camino – Padron

I had a fantastic day's walking today. Just wonderful. It was still raining a little first thing but the paths were excellent. Not the least bit waterlogged after the deluge. After a few hours the rain stopped but the clouds remained. Together with the light breeze it made ideal walking conditions...for a Scot anyway! Padron… Continue reading Camino – Padron

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Camino – Caldas de Reis

Ah, the beautiful spa town of Caldas de Reis! Perhaps you've seen news coverage of the forest fires raging around Spain at this time? Did you fear for my safety? This pic should put your mind at rest. The chances of this soggy landscape catching fire are mighty slim. Miserable day today. I've spent all… Continue reading Camino – Caldas de Reis