Category Archives: Camino


As I attend to being more vigilant about noticing beauty, I realized I was walking on it.  Sidewalks here are works of art.  But in their functionality they tend to become dirty and stained.  Much like us.  Then I notice … Continue reading

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Life and Death

Enjoying the opportunity to notice beauty in things I pass every day.  This morning I saw some beautiful crown of thorns.  I have one at home but the flowers are tiny compared to their tropical cousins.  Crown of thorns reminds … Continue reading

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Our day off

Having decided to take the day off to sight see in this beautiful medieval town, we packed up and headed back across the bridge. Locals claim this to be the oldest city in Portugal though others dispute the claim. We … Continue reading

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To Barcelos and beyond

The Alberge we stayed in last night was a lovely place. It was an old farmstead which had been reworked as a Peregrino hostel and a museum next to it. Apparently the Camino association in Portugal has been working at … Continue reading

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Heading for San Pedro de Rates

This morning I woke to the frustration that I had left the plug adaptor in Oporto. So we stopped at a service station and the gentleman didn’t know where to get one, but he was able to direct us to … Continue reading

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Getting ready

We are planning a pilgrimage on the Camino beginning in the middle of September, so right now we are gathering equipment and practicing long walks. Mark is still at home in Fernie where there are a lot of mountain trails … Continue reading

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