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Post 1 – June 1, 2016, We’re going on a pilgrimage!

The Camino de Santiago,      the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 1; June 1, 2016, Wednesday morning 8:00 a.m.ish. Café Heaven We’re going on a pilgrimage!      First, let me introduce myself.  I’m Harold

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Post 2 – June 2, 2016, What’s your Camino?

The Camino de Santiago,      the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 2; June 2, 2016, Thursday morning 7:00 a.m. Eleven days til we go. Santa Monica What’s your Camino? What’s the journey you

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Post 3 – June 3, Ten days until we go.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 3; June 3, 2016, Friday morning 7:00 a.m.  Ten days until we go. Prepare prepare prepare, for the Camino.      Echo Park

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Post 4 – June 4, 2016, Travels with Charley

The Camino de Santiago,     the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 4; June 4, 2016, Saturday morning 8:00 a.m.ish. Nine days til we go. The 18th Street Coffee House My Companion

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Post 5 – June 4, 2016, The Five Symbols

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 5; June 4, 2016, Saturday afternoon. Nine days til we go. REI The Five Symbols  It’s Saturday afternoon. We’ve walked from the

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Post 6 – June 5, 2016, An Angel appears

The Camino de Santiago,   the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 6; June 5, 2016, Sunday. 5:00 a.m. Eight days to go. The Way of St. James An Angel appears It’s Sunday

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Post 7 – June 6, 2016, An angel takes a jog

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 7; June 6, 2016, Monday morning 7:00 a.m. Seven days til we go. An angel takes a jog   Baby Doe 1

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Post 8 – June 7, 2016, What is the Way of St. James?

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 8; June 7, 2016, Tuesday. Six days til we go. What is the Way of St. James?   On Tuesday, June 7th,

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Post 9 – June 8, 2016, Who is St. James?

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 9; June 8, 2016, Wednesday. Five days til we go. Who is St. James?   In the Camino sense, St. James is

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Post 10 – June 10, 2016, The Storm Before the Calm

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 10; June 10, 2016, Friday morning. Four days to go. The Storm Before the Calm   I feel the Storm Before the

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Post 11 and 12 – June 11 and 12, 2016, Why?

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 11 and 12; June 11 and 12, 2016, Saturday and Sunday. A few days to go. Why?   Saturday and Sunday. Now

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Post 13 – June 13, 2016, What’s your guidebook?

The Camino de Santiago,      the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 13; June 13, 2016, Monday. Travel day to Madrid, Spain, then to San Sebastián, then to Irún, the starting point. What’s your

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Post 14 – June 14, 2016, The starting point. I made it!

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 14; June 14, 2016, Tuesday night. Irun, Spain. Tomorrow: Irún to San Sebastian, 26.5 Km. The starting point. I made it!  

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Post 15 – June 15, 2016, People are good, aren’t they?

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 15; June 15, 2016, Wednesday morning. Irun, Spain. Today: Irún to San Sebastian, 26.5 Km. 4:00 a.m. People are good, aren’t they?

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Post 16 – June 16, 2016, Exhausted already!

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 16; June 16, 2016, Thursday Morning. San Sebastian, Spain Day two of trekking: San Sebastián to Zarautz, 18.5 Km. 5:00 a.m. Exhausted

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Post 17 – June 17, 2016, Live it; this is a gift

The Camino de Santiago,   the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 17; June 17, 2016, Friday all day. Zarautz, Spain Day Three: Zarautz to Deba, 24 Km. Live it; this is a

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Post 18 – June 18, 2016, Looking for the lesson of the day

The Camino de Santiago,   the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 18; June 18, 2016, Saturday. Day Four: Deba to Markina-Xemein, 23 Km, supposedly. Looking for the lesson of the day.  We

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Post 19 – June 19, 2016

The Camino de Santiago,      the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 19; June 19, 2016, Sunday. Day Five: Markina-Xemein to Gernika, 25 Km, supposedly.  3:00 a.m.  I’m not the only one that couldn’t

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Post 20 – June 20, 2016

The Camino de Santiago,      the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 20; June 20, 2016, Monday. Day six of trekking: Gernika to Lezama, 24 Km.  4:30 p.m. We made it to our albergue

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Post 21 – June 21, 2016, To accomplish a goal: Start . . . and keep going.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 21; June 21, 2016, Tuesday. Day seven of trekking: Lezama to . . . Bilbao! To accomplish a goal: Start . .

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Post 22 – June 22, 2016, Mediocrity.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 22; June 22, 2016, Wednesday. Day eight of trekking: Bilbao! The first rest day. Mediocrity.  The theme of the day amongst the

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Post 23 – June 23, 2016, Really?: The world carries on?

The Camino de Santiago,      the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 23; June 23, 2016, Thursday. Day nine of trekking: Bilbao to Pobeña. 25Km. Really?: The world carries on?  We finally started leaving

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Post 24 and 25 – June 24 and 25, 2016 – How far have I come on my Journey?

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 24 and 25; June 24 and 25, 2016, Friday and Saturday. Day ten and eleven of trekking: Pobeña through Castro-Urdiales to Islares

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Post 26 – June 26, 2016, Always a backliner. The perfect guidance.

The Camino de Santiago,   the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 26; June 26, 2016, Sunday Day twelve: Santoña to Guemes. Always a backliner. The perfect guidance.  I’m fighting hard to make

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Post 27 and 28, June 27 and 28, 2016, “The Path is made while walking undefined.” “A light unto our feet.”

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 27 and 28; June 27 and 28, 2016, Monday and Tuesday. Day thirteen and fourteen: Guemes to Santander, and a second rest

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Post 29 – June 29, 2016, Head into my plate exhausted; but I’m not the only one.

The Camino de Santiago,   the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 29; June 29, Wednesday. Day fifteen: From Santander to Santillana del Mar. Head into my plate exhausted; but I’m not the

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Post 30 – June 30, 2016, Answers will come, and the questions seem less important.

The Camino de Santiago,   the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 30; June 30, Thursday. Day sixteen: Santillana del Mar. Answers will come, and the questions seem less important.  Baby Doe 1

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Post 31 – July 1 and 2, 2016, Alone. A stop along the way of putting things in perspective.

The Camino de Santiago,   the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 31; July and 2, 2016, Friday and Saturday. Day seventeen and eighteen: Colombres through La Franca all the way to Llanes.

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Post 32 – July 3, 2016, The Camino brings out the best in people; but don’t tell the ones back home. Camino solo.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 32; July 3, 2016, Sunday. Day nineteen: Llanes to Piñeres de Pria. Technically, STAGE 16 of the Camino del Norte, as in

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Post 33 and 34 – July 4 and 5, 2016, The Camino brings out the best in people, but don’t tell the ones back home, part 2.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 33 and 34; July 4 and 5, 2016, Monday and Tuesday. Day twenty and twenty-one: Piñeres de Pria through Ribadesella to La

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Post 35 – July 6, 2016, Thinking, Fast and Slow.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 35; July 6, 2016, Wednesday. Day 22: Villaviciosa to Pola de Siero. Switch day to the Camino Primitivo from the Camino del

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Post 36 – July 7, 2016, It’s with the Camino: the answer.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 36; July 7, 2016, Thursday. Day 23: Pola de Siero to Oviedo. On The Camino Primitivo. Technically, STAGE 2 of The Camino

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Post 37 – July 8, 2016, What if Obama and Putin had to do the Camino?

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 37; July 8, 2016, Friday. Day 24: Oviedo. On The Camino Primitivo. What if Obama and Putin had to do the Camino?

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Post 38 – July 9, 2016, The Joy of Sophia. The Simplicity of a few problems.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 500 miles. Post 38; July 9, 2016, Saturday. Day 25: Still in Oviedo. On The Camino Primitivo. The Joy of Sophia. The Simplicity of a

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Post 39 – July 9, 2016, Why I’m doing the Camino. The day ended . . . perfect.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 530 miles. Post 39; July 9, 2016, still Saturday. Day 25: From Oviedo to San Juan De Villapañada. On The Camino Primitivo. Stage three of

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Post 40 – July 10, 2016, It will be the last place they look: for happiness. How a seed gets planted.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 530 miles. Post 40; July 10, 2016, Sunday. Day 26: San Juan De Villapañada to Bodenaya. On The Camino Primitivo. It will be the last

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Post 41 – July 11, 2016, Feeling so strong! Always take the high road.

The Camino de Santiago,      the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 530 miles. Post 41; July 11, 2016, Monday. Day 27: Bodenaya! to Campiello. On The Camino Primitivo. Feeling so strong! Always take the high road.

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Post 42 – July 12, 2016, The Camino: A metaphor for life. Start it, and keep going.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 530 miles. Post 42; July 12, 2016, Tuesday. Day 28: Campiello to Berducedo. Stage 6 on The Camino Primitivo. The Camino: A metaphor for life.

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Post 43 and 44 – July 13 and 14, 2016, People get ready! Happiness—just deal with it!

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 850km, 530 miles. Post 43, 44; July 13,14, 2016, Wednesday, Thursday. Day 29, 30: Berducedo through Castro to A Fonsagrada. On The Camino Primitivo; technically

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Post 45 – July 14, 2016, People get ready! Part 2

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 530 miles. Post 45; July 14, 2016, Thursday. Day 30: Still in A Fonsagrada. On The Camino Primitivo; technically Stage 8 of the Perazzoli/Whitson book,

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Post 46 – July 15, 2016, Mourning on the Camino

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 530 miles. Post 46; July 15, 2016, Friday. Day 31: From A Fonsagrada all the way to Castroverde. On The Camino Primitivo; Past Stage 9

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Post 47 – July 16, 2016, Keep your life simple, and be at peace.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 530 miles. Post 47; July 16, 2016, Saturday. Day 32: From Castroverde through Lugo to San Román Da Retorta. On The Camino Primitivo; Past Stage

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Post 48 – July 17, 2016, The Day Christina Cried

The Camino de Santiago,      the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 530 miles. Post 48; July 17, 2016, Sunday. Day 33: From San Román Da Retorta (where we did not stay) to Ferreira (I think) to

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Post 49, July 18, 2016 – The Day I Fell into The River, and almost died, but didn’t. In life, you always keep trekking.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 530 miles. Post 49; July 18, 2016, Monday. Day 34: From Melide (where we did stay) Stage 12 of the Primitivo Route, past Arzúa, past

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Post 50 – July 19, 2016 – Every person’s happiness is different. Oh, please, be different.

The Camino de Santiago,  the del Norte/Primitivo route. Spain: From Irun to Santiago de Compostela, 530 miles. Post 50; July 19, 2016, Tuesday. Day 35: Arrived!! In Santiago. 11:34 a.m. Every person’s happiness is different. Oh, please, be different.  For

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