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Apr 9, 2018 - Navarrete to Azofra

Day 8 - El Camino (week 2) Maximum elevation = 669m, minimum elevation = 485m. Forecast 3-6 degrees! Vineyards, olive groves, blah, blah, blah! Not too bad an early morning walk until the rain started. Then, cold and wet :(( Najera was at the 15km mark. When I saw the 500m to bar sign I was so excited, maybe I could run. No! Not with a pack. Stripped off the wet stuff, ate some yummy Spanish food and drank warm drinks - all forgotten. Extra pair of socks and an extra jacket and back out into the dismal weather. It was 4 degrees when we...

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Sep 3, 2016 - Azofra to

Waking at 450, I quickly realize that this is the first night on this journey that I have slept all the way thru the night! Most nights, I am up, 3, 4, even 5 times per night, for the entire trip. I don't feel tired in the mornings, but I am sure that I am not repairing my body as I should be. Reminiscent of my cycle ride across Canada last year, when I had to bail out of riding one day because I was just physically exhausted. That day, I ended up riding in the truck and while our driver was picking up provisions, for the group, I was at a...

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Walking with Dad

Sep 21, 2013 - Sun, shadow, and Azofra

Little anecdotes like the ones I sent yesterday are fun and easy to write about. A dimension of this camino experience that is more difficult to articulate is the sense that a shadow-self is walking with me. He/she/it is not unfamiliar but also not entirely welcome. At times it seems "we" are walking in harmony and the pace is quick and smooth. At other times it's like we are dancing partners but dancing to entirely different music, slowing and stumbling along the way and attempting to find the other's rhythm. And at still other times, I'll...

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Taoman

Aug 24, 2008 - The people I meet

This afternoon I´m in Santo Domingo. It appears to be a fairly good sized city. I was pleased to discover there isn´t just one but two pharmacies. It´s the kind of thing that is very important in my life these days. My feet swelled over the past week which didn´t sit well with my hard plastic orthotics. I spent most of today walking in sandals. I will visit a pharmacy and stock up on Compeed and bandages. As I entered the albergue this afternoon in Santo Domingo I met a couple from Japan. They are walking the camino as part of their...

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