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Monday Morning Series: Painted rocks on the Camino de Santiago

For those who plan on walking the Camino de Santiago, the legend has it that pilgrims are to bring a stone to the Cruz de Ferro, where they will lay it at the cross, a symbol of the burden they have had to bear as they walk to Santiago.  Many leave messages along with their … Continue reading

Crazy Encounters on the Camino de Santiago

Crazy Encounters on the Camino de Santiago Bleary eyed and a little nervous, I was awake before they turned the lights on at the hostel in St Jean Pied du Port at the start of my Camino de Santiago.  It was a damp and drizzly dawn, and everyone was a little restless.  There was an … Continue reading

Walking to Santiago

Walking to Santiago Hoping to savour my last day on the Camino de Santiago, I left my final pension in Arca rather late.  With the rains of the day before finally past, the trail had an ethereal and misty presence in the morning.  It was the perfect atmosphere for my final day of walking into … Continue reading

Oasis in Reliegos – Camino de Santiago

The Senda can be a difficult beast!  While a flat stage, and supposedly easy to cover the miles, the monotony of the flat “autopista de peregrino” can be numbing, and that is not only for the mind!  The path can be quite difficult for the feet and legs, the surface hard and unrelenting! I have … Continue reading

Albergues and Hotels on the Camino de Santiago

Albergues and Hotels on the Camino de Santiago (St Jean Pied du Port to Burgos) So, your bags are packed, every item weighed and accounted for….you are ready to hit the road – the Camino de Santiago is calling. No matter what your purpose, whether religious, spiritual or a physical holiday, there are going to … Continue reading

Photo Tribute to Mother Earth: Earth Day 2012

Mother Earth – thank you.  For you, a photo tribute – Happy Earth Day 2012. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb Photo:  Kayaking near Cobden, Ontario.  We are so lucky to have such a wealth of beauty and nature – it is … Continue reading

A Walk in the Woods – Gatineau Park

Cross country skiers in the Outaouais are collectively holding their breath for snow, but for now, a walk in the woods in Gatineau Park will have to suffice. It is the first season since I first started to buy a season’s pass to ski in Gatineau Park that I have not been out skiing before … Continue reading

Dreaming of the Camino de Santiago

I think I am obsessed – I am now dreaming of walking the Camino de Santiago after first being introduced to it only a few months ago. It all started with a friend telling me that she and her mother would like to do the trail – or a portion thereof.  She recommended the book … Continue reading

Live the Photo: Isla del Sol, Bolivia

Live the Photo: Isla del Sol, Bolivia The Background Isla del Sol, sacred to the Aymara and Quechua, is found in the southern part of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia.  Inca mythology suggests it to be the birthplace of the sun and the site of Inca creation. Found within Lake Titicaca, Isla del Sol is at … Continue reading

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