We are careering towards another New Years Eve. I hope this year brought you all you decided it would last year and let’s see if we can create enough challenges to lift our lives this year. I’ve already decided what my New Years Resolutions will be. What are yours? I know this year mine changed… Read More A year in the life of my belt!
It’s now been about 2 months since completing the Camino Frances, and I think an important part of the process is to look back and see what I’ve gained and what deamons I’ve still to work on. When we arrived in Santiago with only 30 minutes to go until the office closed the post-Camino feeling… Read More Two Months On, Finishing the Camino Frances and Returning Home to the U.K.
I couldn’t sleep. It’s a recurring theme for me. So by 4am I was down by the honesty fridge not being very honest with a can of coke. Writing my blog on the iPhone. I had a couple of guide books in front of me I had borrowed from the bookcase to help me with… Read More Day 7, Santiago de Compostela, the day put aside for visiting St James, or just incase we were too slow getting there…..
O’cebreiro to Santiago. School boy errors. I put my bike next to Glens and we locked them together because we are paranoid. We slid bins up to the corner to block out some wind and I put my poncho on. I sat cross legged and tried to eat the sandwich. I’d definitely chose the wrong… Read More Day 6, O’cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Camino Frances
La Virgen del Camino to Ocebreiro Today we said goodbye to Myles. Became Facebook buddies then left the warmth of the boiler room with dry clothes. That day Myles would go back into Leon to make use of his time gained with us. The kilometres gained before sun up was very useful. The stars were… Read More Day 5, La Virgen del Camino to Ocebreiro, Spain. Camino de Santiago
Villalcázar to La Virgen del Camino. Today started out grand. Dry, fast, a little late and needed breakfast so stopped for coffee and a sellos. then spotted an open supermarket so food bought for the meseta. This made us very late but not worried so we started to pick up speed then bang. First puncture.… Read More Day 4, Villalcázar to La Virgen del Camino. Leon, Spain. Camino de Santiago.
belvorado to Villalcázar. Now covered 400km in total. The day started great. We paid 3 euros for a breakfast consisting mainly of bread, it was cack but milky coffee on tap woke me up. I then took on the task of getting back into very wet clothes. Not nice. A few of the walkers had… Read More Day 3, Belvorado to Villalcázar. Camino Santiago.
Cirauqui to Belorado We did leave fast. And continued on a series of step like gradients helping keep the speed up. The best bit was it was completely dark. And no rain (yet). I only had one little light (I started out with two, my other light fell off at about 50kmph at around Roncesvilles.… Read More Day 2, Cirauqui to Belorado, Spain. Camino Santiago.
St Jean pied du Port to Pamplona (Cirauqui) Covered 123km today. Due to the height of the Pyrenees St Jean Pied du Port stays a little darker in the mornings until the sun clears the mountain tops, this meant we knew we’d be setting off in the dark. However, at 5am I found myself watching… Read More Day 1, St Jean pied du Port to Pamplona (Cirauqui), Spain. The camino de Santiago. My bar ends look like bulls horns…
Well we are here and arrived in total darkness. St Jean is very beautifully lit at night and if what we’ve seen so far is anything to go by i’ll be having a little look around before we leave. The only accommodation we could find this late was the hotel Ramuntcho! Within the old town… Read More Saint Jean Pied du Port, Pyranees, France, On the Camino de Santiago