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BOOK REVIEW – BLANKET OF STARS

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction Blanket of Stars: Thru-Hiking the Camino de Santiago by  C.W. Lockhart   An unlikely pilgrim battles agoraphobia to reclaim life beyond the sofa. The 800-kilometer journey along the Camino Frances provides a scenic backdrop to ponder midlife crisis and chronic illness, an empty nest and marital woes, military…

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CAMINO TASTER – MAY 2019 | DAY 5 | ZUBIRI to Pamplona

Weather: Perfect walking weather! Not too hot. Difficulty Level: Nice easy walk today. Mainly flat river walking Location: The Pyrenees! Distance Travelled: 16.75 miles The Adventure Begins Day 5 – Zubiri to Pamplona WEATHER: Perfect warm day (but not too hot) HEALTH: A few have blisters, one sore knee and one swollen ankle, but we…

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CAMINO TASTER – MAY 2019 | DAY 4 | RONCESVALLES to ZUBIRI

Weather: A real mix! Difficulty Level: Not as bad as yesterday! Location: The Pyrenees! Distance Travelled: 19 miles The Adventure Begins Day 4 – RONCESVALLES to ZUBIRI WEATHER: very wet! MILES:- 19.17 (including all the little detours and walking to restaurants etc) 5.30am let the squirrelling commence! This is the act of taking all your…

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CAMINO TASTER – MAY 2019 | DAY 3 | ORISSON to RONCESVALLES

Weather: A bit wet! Difficulty Level: Steep downhills! Location: The Pyrenees! Distance Travelled: 14.61 miles The Adventure Begins DAY 3 – Orisson to Roncesvalles WEATHER: Walking in clouds through the Pyrenees MILES:- Total is 14.61 miles So last night was the first hostel experience for many. Our little room of 8 bunks was quite cosy.…

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CAMINO TASTER – MAY 2019 | DAY 2 | BAYONNE to ORISSON

Weather: Drizzling but warm Difficulty Level: Steep! Location: The Pyrenees! Distance Travelled: 8 miles The Adventure Begins Listening to a French rock band playing English songs until the early hours sounds lovely, but believe me, it wasn’t! I’m not sure if it was the wine, music or pure excitement but I struggled to get to…

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CAMINO TASTER – MAY 2019 | DAY 1 | TRAVELLING TO BAYONNE

Weather: Overcast but warm Difficulty Level: N/A Location: UK to Bayonne in France Distance Travelled: N/A The Adventure Begins In July 2018, during my section hike into Santiago, I had a chat with Sue from California.  She was telling me about a guy named Brian who she had met on the first day of her…

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Ep17 – Camino Talk Show | Kim from California | The story of pure determination

Kimberly Cameron-Singleton Wright Country: USA Routes: Camino Frances When: June/July 2018 INTERVIEW NOTES You can find Kimberly’s story on https://kimscaminoadventures.wordpress.com/ If you are looking for an inspirational story of pure determination, bravery, heartache, pain and magical moments then this is the interview to listen too.  Camino Kim, as she is now known, who suffers from chronic…

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Ep 16- The Camino Talk Show | Tamsin Grainger (Scotland)

Name: Tamsin Grainger Country: Scotland Routes: Frances / Villa De La Plata When: 2016 + Interview Notes TAMSIN GRAINGER QUOTE: Walking itself is the intentional act closest to the unwilled rhythms of the body to breathing and the beating of the heart This week I have a very special pilgrim with me. Tamsin Grainger is…

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