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Latest Blog Posts for Camino to Santiago de Compostela - Johnnie Walker

  • No more tears in heaven
    on Oct 25, 2011 in Santiago Diary
    A lot of people wouldn't associate the words "heroism" or "nobility" with pilgrims. And yet I wonder if maybe all pilgrims who walk to Santiago are heroes? I don't know. All I know is that heroism is sometimes more obvious than others. On my own pilg...
  • Time to squeeze lemons
    on Oct 21, 2011 in Santiago Diary
    Monastery at Oseira This week saw the announcement that my home city of Glasgow still tops the list for having the highest death rate in the UK. As if that wasn't enough to cheer me up I looked out of the window at the rain clouds hovering over Santi...
  • My Life in Santiago - Gaps in the wall and Spanish diplomats
    on Oct 15, 2011 in Santiago Diary Santiago
    Maria and I were having a drink in the garden above. She said, “ John, the Pilgrims’ Office is really busy in the summer, but what will you do living here in the winter? It gets dark early, it is cold and it rains a lot.”  “Maria,” I a...
  • Camino Portuguese Camino Portugués
    on Oct 13, 2011 in Camino Portugués
    For people who have Googled or used other search engines looking for a guide to the Camino Portuguese from Oporto please be aware that a major revision of the current CSJ guide to this route is underway. This is being undertaken by Portia who ha...
  • Walking every routeYou know the feeling. You have arrived in Santiago after your pilgrimage. The friends you met on the camino have dispersed. Some have gone for flights home. Others have set off walking to Finisterre and Muxía. You are on your own and having visited...
  • All the numbers...
    on Oct 1, 2011 in Santiago
    Pilgrim numbers continue to grow during September keeping up the record breaking trend. From 1 - 30 September 26,008 pilgrims were received in the Pilgrims' Office. The full analysis for the year to date: 1 January - 30 September 2011 is as f...
  • Camino Levante - pictures that paint thousands of words
    on Sep 26, 2011 in Camino Levante
    There are too many to post them all. Every time I look at the 1000 or so photographs I took during the 50 days walking from Valencia different ones appear to say most. Here I have tried to capture some aspects of the route, some of the fun and fellow...
  • Is the Camino Levante well waymarked?
    on Sep 20, 2011 in Camino Levante
    This route is very well waymarked indeed. Here is a selection of the arrows, waymarks, indicators and others on the way:...
  • Not close enough
    on Sep 10, 2011
    Although the bull still stands on the horizon few pilgrims pass. August has come and gone. There are no queues waiting on the office opening. The weather has turned and today the rain beats down on Santiago. Still the tranquility of a quieter city ca...
  • Camino without end
    on Sep 9, 2011 in Camino Levante
    You cross the line, not walk along it!
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