Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Camino, in the rear-view mirror

Here’s the final post in the series about our Camino, with a few days in New York, and our first week back in Alaska.. Sunday, October 7 We attended a wedding today, a New York Jewish-Catholic ceremony with a stand-up … Continue reading

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Rabanal El Camino to El Acebo, and the Cruz de Ferro — September 15

This post should be in the middle of the account of our Camino — and if I ¬†ever figure out how to do that, I’ll put it in it’s rightful place. Until then, it will stay here. It was one … Continue reading

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New York City days

Two days in New York City — how much can we cram into them? Miles of walking (8 one day and 10 today, some theater, shopping, and plenty of serendipitous (or not) adventures. Jim’s been under the weather a bit, … Continue reading

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Travel days, from Barcelona to New Jersey

Yesterday — it seems so long ago, because it is actually a day and a half — we left Barcelona. Reluctantly — we’d gone to the market in the morning for the last chance at those delicious pastries and fruits; … Continue reading

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Last day in Spain (being sent out a couple of days later)

And tomorrow we’re off. We’ve called the cab driver who’s a fan of Catalan independence, and have arranged to walk to the market with Peg and Tom for breakfast. Then they will head for Montserrat, and we will go to … Continue reading

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Santiago to Barcelona

[This is out of order; sorry!] We showed up this morning at the Santiago airport well before dawn, along with dozens of other peregrinos. Everyone still wore backpacks with shells, carried walking sticks, hefted backpacks. By the time we left … Continue reading

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Barcelona on a sunny October 1

Hard to imagine that it’s October 1 and has been snowing in Anchorage when we are wandering along sunny streets with breezes in the palm trees. We did a fair amount of that today, Peg and Tom’s first full day … Continue reading

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Finisterre — the end of the earth

The bus for Finisterre left at 9:00 a.m. and we were on it, asleep much of the time until our arrival at 11:30. From the town we walked out to the lighthouse point, about one and a half miles, payback … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Mass in Santiago, and other sights

The Pilgrims’ Mass — the highlight, for many, of their pilgrimage. For others, like the college kids sitting on the floor next to us, it was a chance to strip down to the tank top and get a neck rub. … Continue reading

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Santiago

Today 1,059 peregrinos registered with the Pilgrims’ Office in Santiago. Six of them were the Lazios and Carns. To get here, we walked differing numbers of miles — I got in about 367, since Pamplona. The requirement, to gain a … Continue reading

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