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My Camino de Santiago, Part 3: Sarria-Barbadelo to Santiago de Compostela


My Camino de Santiago: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3


Halfway across Galicia, I ran into the unexpected on the last 100km of my walk: a heat wave. The heat combined with the large crowds made this part of the the walk challenging, but that’s the point of the experience.

Camino Santiago map Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

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My Camino de Santiago, Part 2: Ponferrada to Sarria


My Camino de Santiago: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3


After my first 100km, I was in the Camino groove and had a nice routine established. It was during this stretch I found my “Camino family,” and felt like I could Camino forever.

Over this 100km, I crossed into Galicia, which is the home stretch for those walking the 800km route. The geography is quite different from Castile y Leon – lush, tall forests, rolling hills, lots of rain. Except in my case, the rain was pretty non-existent.

Camino Santiago map Ponferrada to Sarria

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My Camino de Santiago, Part 1: Leon to Ponferrada


My Camino de Santiago: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3


While both preparing for the Camino and then actually walking it, I often heard, “Everyone does their own Camino,” and that proved to be very true.

It’s been a year since my Camino and I continue to think about it every day. Over the next three posts, I’m going to share my personal highlights from my Camino, the most delightful things I encountered on the way, and lots and lots of pictures. Camino Santiago map Leon to Ponferrada

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Friday photos: A classic Canadian cottage evening

I’ve been light on the blogging lately as I’m finishing some coursework. Luckily, #Frifotos gives me a great reason to pull some pictures from the archives and today, I get to show one of my favourites.

This week’s theme is “summer,” and nothing says summer in Canada like getting out the city and heading to a cottage. You see, Canadians are a friendly bunch, but everyone knows a friend with the cottage is the best friend of all. A few years back, we piled into a convoy of vehicles and headed to Nova Scotia’s Guysborough County, where we sat by the lake, opened some beer and wine, lit a fire and watched the day fade into night.

Nova Scotia Canada cottage fire lakeside

Friday photos: The Indian Ocean’s Waves in Durban

I live next to the Atlantic Ocean, so I’ve grown up with a healthy respect for the ocean, its beauty and power. When I was in Durban, I got to wade into the Indian Ocean. I say wade, but I really only made it to mid-thigh before a strong wave headed my way. I’ve never experienced any body of water with so much power, unpredictability and, frankly, I was scared of it.

Not this guy. Repeatedly charging into the waves, video camera in hand, attempting to catch himself doing something awesome. I’ll never know whether he got what he wanted, but he provided some great, heart-stopping entertainment in the process.

Durban Indian Ocean waves