Tag Archives: Santiago de Compostela

Buen camino (4)

If you’d prefer to read the whole account in one, rather than working backwards through the blog posts, click here. Once we reached the old part of Santiago with its narrow streets and shady arcades, we knew we were almost at journey’s … Continue reading

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Buen camino (3)

Mount Joy was not joyous that morning. Low cloud and light drizzle obscured the distant cathedral. Having completed our final climb we’d been walking along a wooded ridge that seemed to go on forever, past a vast timberyard, past the … Continue reading

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Buen camino (2)

We’d imagined that the camino would be an endless succession of travellers’ tales as we moved along in a happy throng of pilgims, slipping easily into conversation with whoever took our fancy.  It wasn’t quite like that. The walking required … Continue reading

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Travellers’ tales

This time next week I’ll be in the Galician town of Sarria, preparing for the first of six days’ walking along the Camino de Santiago. Santiago, of course, is Saint James, after whom I’m named – though it was a … Continue reading

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