Over One Million Steps 

Wednesday, September 21st, I completed 1,223,969 steps arriving at the cathedral in Santiago. That’s according to my step counter which included steps into and out of towns, stores, to and from beaches, etc. — but still, that’s a ton of steps in 32 days. No wonder my feet hurt!  One of our friends from Latvia…

Buen Camino!!

The most frequent greeting of a pilgrim and one we give to one another is “Buen camino!”  What better thing to say than “have a good way! It is a good way. . The 100 km to go to Santiago marker, which I had been looking forward to seeing, appeared outside of Baamonde.  In the…

“I’ve Got Nothing

It was Santillana Del Mar — the place I stayed two nights, a planned rest, thinking I could enjoy the beach– only I discovered when I got there that it is not located on the “mar” at all. No “sea” at all. Indeed this town is inland. It is a medieval village located in a…

The Journey 

I had been up most of the night. My stomach was upset from too much of something, possibly the cheese or beer, the night before. My eyes wide open I thought from too much of the monk’s incredible dark chocolate. 😬 I felt like one of those dolls whose eyes open when they are sat…