Camino Day 4-The Only State that matters. Puente de la Reina-Villa Mayor 23 miles

As an aspiring writer, I’ve read that Charles Dickens was a compulsive walker, and covered distances of up to 20 miles in a day to gain clarity, inspiration, and to observe humanity.  He found writing to be an overwhelming stressful task at times and he regularly took 5 hour-long walks that led his friends to think he was… Read More Camino Day 4-The Only State that matters. Puente de la Reina-Villa Mayor 23 miles

Camino de Santiago-Day Two-Settling in. Roncesvalles- Larrasona- 18 miles

I awoke at 6:30 am today, which is sleeping in for pilgrims. The day began on a forest trail and gave way to highway walking and then a small pueblo where apparently Hemingway used to recover after his week long drunks in Pamplona at the Running of the Bulls. You will learn when you come… Read More Camino de Santiago-Day Two-Settling in. Roncesvalles- Larrasona- 18 miles

Camino Day One- The Pyrenees. St. Jean Pied de Porte-Roncesvalles – 18 miles

I woke at 6:30 am from the rustling of bags of other pilgrims. The first day of the hike brought with it a constant slide of new people, many French, German and Korean. I passed a lot of people and it was a fun to guess group’s nationalities as I approached and say one of the… Read More Camino Day One- The Pyrenees. St. Jean Pied de Porte-Roncesvalles – 18 miles