We started our slow steady climb to Cizur Menor, and the Alto de Perdon by walking between fields of wheat blowing in the wind. The climb steadily increase, the views of Pamplona and the valley below were stunning. At Zarriquiegui a hamlet about 10k out of Pamplona, we rested for a bit in the 13th-century … Continue reading Camino to Santiago de Compostela; Pamplona to Uterga
27 k, 8 hours of walking, 43000 steps. My feet were hot and tired, so I stuck them in the river to cool off! The walk, easier than yesterday, but not easy! We walked through little towns and hamlets, beside the pastures, and we crossed a lot of beautiful little creeks with stone bridges. The … Continue reading Roncesvalles to Larrasoana; Day 2 of the Camino
The Camino Francés traditionally begins in St-Jean-Pied-de-Port.Two-thirds of pilgrims arriving in Santiago walk the Camino Francés, of which 10% start their journey here, walk south on the Rue de Citadelle, past the Notre-Dame church, and through the gate of Norte -Dame. I used a long exposure for the photo to show the pilgrims walking down … Continue reading St.Jean Pied de Port; the Camino Francés
The Way of St. James is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. It ranks along with Rome and Jerusalem as one of Christendom’s great pilgrim destinations. By the 12th century, the Camino had become a rather organized affair and what is widely regarded as the world’s first travel guide, … Continue reading The history of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela
Bill and I are in the midst of planning and organizing our backpacks, camera equipment, and itinerary for another walk along the French Way. The Camino to Santiago de Compostela that begins at St. Jean Pied de Port. There are lots to do before we leave. The biggest questions are why do it again? It … Continue reading Camino to Santiago de Compostela once again
in 2012 Bill and I walked the Camino to Santiago de Compostela among the many things we carried, was the Fuji Instamatic Camera, and 5 packs of instamatic film. Each day we took a photo and mailed the photo home, my own postcard. Here are just a few of the photo. I have finally decided … Continue reading Walking the Camino with a Instamatic Camera
We arrived in Seville late last week, and we have enjoyed walking all the pedestrian streets. I love all the beautiful plazas, amazing architecture, and I especially love the light. Early morning light and the evening light along the streets! I have been participating with 52frames, a weekly photo challenge, week 4 – Macro, admittedly … Continue reading Hola from Seville
Bill and I love our daily walks, and there is a lot written about the importance of getting out into the fresh air and getting some exercise, and over the last couple of years, we have spent most of our holiday time walking. Twice now we have done the Camino Francis, the photo about is … Continue reading I have been missing my daily walk!
Often found growing along roadside ditches and other humble places, these flowers have enchanted poets for centuries. I found these poppies growing along the side of the Camino Francis in northern Spain, the ditches in many places were lined with them.
The first day walking the Camino Francis, one of the popular routes to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, involves walking through the Pyrenees Mountains. St Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles 24km, and is said to take 7 to 9 hours. We have made this trip twice now, our first days were both days … Continue reading Pony in the Pyrenees for Monochrome Madness