Category: Camino de Santiago 2016 Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 . .

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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!  

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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