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On my way … Day 7 – Los Arcos to Logroño

Saturday, May 19th … Sunny and warm … 30 kms … 19 miles* *Some of you might be wondering why most guidebooks say this stage is 27kms, 17 miles. That is the distance just following the path. We include the elevation adjustment. This is the actual …

On my way … Day 3 Zubiri to Pamplona

Camino horse

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Temp 50’s … Zubiri to Pamplona … 23 kms … 15 miles  Blessed are you, pilgrim, if what concerns you most is not to arrive, as to arrive with others. ~ Beatitudes of the pilgrim Last night was my best sleep. Could …

On my way … Day 2 Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Camino Marker

Monday, May 14, 2018, 30℉ – 40℉ … Roncesvalles to Zubiri … 23 kms … 15 miles Blessed are you, pilgrim, if you discover that the “camino”  opens your eyes to what is not seen. ~ Beatitudes of the pilgrim  Let me start by saying, sleeping in …

On my way … The Camino de Santiago

Leaving St. Jean

Day 1 – St. Jean to Roncesvalles, 30 kms … 18 miles Sunday, May 13, 2018, 36℉ His mercies are new every morning My alarm woke me from a light sleep. To say I slept well was an understatement. Between excitement and nervousness, I tossed …

Eat, Pray and Walk the Way of St. Francis

Some of the highlights along The Way of St. Francis Santuario della Verna (La Verna, our starting point) We start our walk from La Verna, a remote mountain retreat. As we leave the Sanctuary of La Verna, through the Casentino park, it is like walking back in time …

Do you have to be Catholic to walk the Camino?

Coastal Camino

“Do you have to be Catholic to walk the Camino?”  Believe it or not, this is the most asked question I receive.   And the answer is “no.”  A resounding “no.”   Yes, the Camino has Catholic roots.  It is the path St. James walked as he …

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