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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Final tally: 1) Wine poached pears eaten 4 2) Number of loaves of Spanish bread eaten-At least 12 3) Number of bottles of Spanish beer-20+ 4) Number of bottles of Spanish “vino de casa” 10+ 5) Number of Lamborghini farm...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

As I sit in the SDC airport, drinking un cafe doble, I sit pondering the parallels between my Camino and my life. 1) You will get a pebble in your shoe. Take 10 seconds and remove the pebble so it does not cause you further pain. 2) It...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A Sunday in Santiago de Compostela and a parting message from the priest-“Please welcome these pilgrims from around the world and be with them as they return to their homes.” See more images here: https://curtonthecamino...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

This cat was from New Orleans – that probably explains why I liked him so much. See the video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3FO8SRA4El/?igshid=eichigzzonw2

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Apparently, the Camino has not finished it’s lesson. As it is my standard practice to take a boat ride anytime I am in a new city, last night we boarded at 7:15, as per instructions. With the diesel motors running, we expected a...

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

As I sit here, what was the end of the earth to many for a millennia, I ask myself how many people came this way to look for answers? How many pilgrims will come after me? See more images here: https://curtonthecamino.tumblr...

Friday, September 27, 2019

Now about that haircut…https://www.instagram.com/p/B26R6w7oav1/?igshid=wnl33wwgw1m2

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Yo-“Que rico..es mucha comida!” El mesaro-“Si, aqui en Galicia comemos mucho!” ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™๐Ÿท๐Ÿ‘ (at Pulpería A Garnacha)https://www.instagram.com/p/B23OiuGoKjp/?igshid=172uyys5ij2hj

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I was beginning to think cowbell was just for Saturday night live skits. (at Polideportivo Grao) Watch the Video Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B21UNKSAyBK/?igshid=1veip8kjb44y4

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

So it looks like 46 km happened today. I left Lugo at 730, arrived in Melide at 6:30. The best choice? I am not sure-my feet don’t think so. It was a long, beautiful walk and I got into the zone. There was really only one other...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Short day from vilar de mas to Lugo. After staying in such a fantastic place last nite, tonight is a modest but comfortable hotel room. The family that owns the place I stayed in last night has a cattle farm, and a butcher shop in...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Construction details! There is so much slate in the eastern part of the country, they’ve been using it for their roofing for centuries. Also in the eastern part, you see these crazy houses on stilts. They are “drying...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Lugo is a place close to where the Camino Primitivo merges with the more popular “French Route”. What s fantastic place to be. The Roman walls look like they were built 20 years ago. The relationships you have built over...

Monday, September 23, 2019

30+ kilometers today. It was a great day, even given the on/off rain we had all day. It was not an easy day by any means. The remaining hills are still significant. This morning, in keeping with trail etiquette, I came upon a youngish...

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Entered Galicia today, mid day. It was a spectacular day, the weather was inclement most of the day and I loved it. My heart was rich with love all day. Why? Because I am more than halfway and past the difficult part? Because I am...

Sunday, September 22, 2019

I walked by this gentleman sitting in a roadside park, playing with his two beautiful dogs-one yellow Labrador and one golden retriever. He recognized me from the hilltop bodega I stopped at after leaving the forest this am, to get a...

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Good day today-about 25 km, 80% with company and the rest solo. Did not sleep well-indulging in too much of this heavy Asturian heavy food will cause you a lack of sleep and consumption of Imodium. Today was the longest downhill on the...

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Primitivo route delivered! We hiked in the dark until the sun came up-it was truly rewarding. It was as hard and as beautiful as legend tells. I hiked with a 70+ Spaniard and has age 46 wife-they were hard to keep up with at times....

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Made it Tineo last evening, about 30 km. I have two choices today-stay In Borres tonight, with a short, 15km day, then take the “Hospitales” route, which is much prettier, much higher altitude, and almost totally without...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Having lunch in Espina. If my feet hold out I hope to make another 30 km today. What a spectacular experience in a spectacular place. #caminoprimitivo2019 #caminodesantiago

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tough first day. It is beautiful, very difficult. Staying in a 1000-year-old monastery tonight.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Great, short day. I remembered that to do things as foolish as the Primitivo, you have to be mentally and physically strong. The soon-to-be-50 year old body is holding up well. Mentally dragging today, however. I suspect it is because...

Monday, September 16, 2019

Arrived in the Asturias region of Spain. Wish I had more time…don’t we all? “It is believed that the Asturias region of Spain (in the Northwest) has been inhabited for millennia by the Celts, but this area shaped in...

Monday, September 16, 2019

“Closed to the public for most part of its 500-year history, the Saint James tower in Paris (Tour Saint Jacques) is the historic meeting point for pilgrims starting their Camino de Santiago journey from the French capital. This...

Monday, September 16, 2019

The French have their ways of making statements.

Friday, September 13, 2019

The pencil points to the route I start Tuesday. Oviedo is the starting point, ending at Santiago de Compostela. Looks like nothing, right? 230 miles-through the mountains.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Training-Paris style.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

It’s important to consume adequate calories for the Camino.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

So I am walking the Camino Primitivo in northern Spain this year. What is that? So glad you asked! The Caminos are a series of routes the Christian pilgrims used to follow to get to Santiago de Compostela, during the period from 800 AD...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

What a beautiful evening! Met back up with my Italian Camino family, with a new addition-Klaus from Germany! Translations are funny sometimes-I thought for a minute they wanted me to change my clothes in the restaurant. The Alberge we...