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Trail Day 39: It was the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

  Joe writes: It’s dark and misty outside and I am once again sitting in front of a roaring fire trying to warm my very soul....

Trail Day 34. The Iron Cross and Hope

Elaine writes: That morning when we left Astorga, we’d stopped at a cafe for the morning ritual of cafe con leche, toast and...

Trail Day 31: Pain and Cold and Wet and a Promise

Astorga to Rabanal del Camino, 20 km Elaine: There have been days where I have pushed beyond what I thought was my capacity on this Camino...

Trail Day 25: People of Our Camino

Joe writes: Today we are approaching the large and ancient city of Leon and soon afterwards the imaginary line that marks 500 km since we...

Trail Day 24: Be Careful of What You Pray For

Elaine writes: It is often said, “be careful what you pray for”. I have learned today just how very true this statement can be....

Trail Day 19: We are Walking, Eating, Sleeping Machines

Joe writes: Elaine and I have slowly turned into walking, eating, sleeping machines. We average over 20 km (12 miles) per day at a speed of...

Trail Day 16: Catholic Mass and Bowling

We are trying to make it a habit to attend evening mass every night while on the Camino de Santiago but in reality we’re averaging...

Trail Day 14: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Elaine writes: What makes people decide to travel? Given that I am primarily a hermit, I am drawing on my own perspective to understand...