Archive for October, 2015

Day 5, Oct 3, Monjardin to Logrono, 24mi

Day 5, Oct 3, Monjardin to Logrono, 24mi

Today was a long day but filled with great sights and thoughts.  I began down the road and after 5 minutes of not seeing any Flechas Amarillas, my guard was up and I decided to turn back and see if I had missed one.  And I had.  They never fail me!  It’s a great analogy [...]


Day 4, Oct 2: Obanos to Monjardin, 20mi

Day 4, Oct 2:  Obanos to Monjardin, 20mi

Today I walked most of the Way with my little group of French friends – Florence and I had walked together before, and then she added a gal named Melanie, an older gentleman named Pascal (newly retired), and a younger man named Anrique (Ahn-reek).  All spoke a little English and wanted to practice (as I [...]


Day 3, Oct 1: Arre through Pamplona to Obanos, 15.8mi

Day 3, Oct 1:  Arre through Pamplona to Obanos, 15.8mi

I am using the John Brierly “A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago” as my guidebook, as it came highly recommended.  It is very useful and I reference it multiple times a day.  It sometimes gives options for routes off the main Camino, which always merge into the main route eventually.  They offer some [...]


Day 2, Sept 30: Roncesvalles to Arres, 22.75mi

Day 2, Sept 30:  Roncesvalles to Arres, 22.75mi

Today was long and difficult, physically, but mentally I was so excited and pushed myself a bit harder than I should have because of it.  And also because I am in the process of trying to shed some of my habits of expecting myself to go long or do as much as possible.  This is [...]