Category: Camino Portuguese Coastal 2017

  • We Arrive. June 5, 2017

    We left early (7:30 am for us) and arrived in the square around 10 a.m. Short walking day. High emotions. We were happy. We were in awe of the energy. We were grateful and prayerful. Here are some pix from our last day.

  • Where did my Camino go? One more sleep to Santiago.

    I see that my last post was Day 7. Egad. A week has gone by? I’ve been posting on Facebook…snippets and photos that help me remember what happened when. Today is Day 14, Sunday, June 4. Here comes the ramble. Day 7 we walked into Baiona and wondered if we had made a mistake in […]

  • Day 7: Oia to Baiona 20K Where We Meet a Friend

    When we booked our Camino we had the option of splitting up a long day into two segments. Day 6 and 7 were such days. Instead of walking from Aguarda to Baiona, we stopped in Oia. This means that our Day 7 to Baiona was a reasonable 13 miles instead of a very long 20+ […]

  • Day 6: Easy Peasey 17K Camino de Santiago Portuguese Coastal Route

    From a converted convent in Aguarda, Spain we walked along the coast for most of the day–cutting a long segment of 31 kilometers in half. Yes, it rained, but after what we are now calling Hell Day of 92 degrees, we welcome the rain and clouds over extreme heat and heights. The coastal route is […]

  • Day 4 Camino Portuguese Coastal Route: Rain, Rain and Still a Great Day

    We started Day 4 right on the coast in Viana de Costello, Portugal. Unlike the other mornings, our lodging was right on the Camino. That means you don’t spend X amount of time or–more importantly–mucho kilometers getting to the day’s starting point. Our walking notes start with 0 (zero) K, which today meant, right out […]

  • Yes, it is a Camino! Days 1-3 Summary in Pictures

    After three days of walking the Camino de Santiago Portuguese Coastal Route (32, 28 and 28K) I must default to letting pictures be worth more words than I have the energy to write. (Donna’s FitBit records flights of stairs and today we climbed 92 flights.) It. Is. Hard. It. Is. Demanding. It. Is. Beautiful. Our […]

  • Can we really call this a Camino?

    I first heard about the Camino de Santiago de Compostela from my friend Mark LeBlanc. He took about 30 days to walk the 500-mile trek across northern Spain in 2008, and I helped him write a book about the experience, ‚ÄčNever Be the Same. My daughter Kelsey read the book, and in 2014, she walked […]