a wandering woman writes

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Day one!

Here's a quick post just to tell you I'm on the Camino! I'll get to comments next time online..
Tonight I am in Jaca, having walked from Canfranc Estación as my first day.
I owe the gentleman at the Madrid Friends of the Camino (and Diane and Steve from the comment box) a beer; my 7 or 8 kilos with water was completely bearable today. Meanwhile, all those young manly types carrying 15 or 16 kilos are nursing tendonitis! And wondering how the old chick knew what to bring (and not bring) to the Camino!

I will back soon! Now it's time to go put these poor legs up and fill up a few notebook pages!

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  • Attagirl!! With age comes wisdom and the ability to benefit from the hard lessons of others. Vaya con Díos, and enjoy...

    By Blogger Payasoru, at 6:00 PM  

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    By Blogger Alfacharly, at 8:30 PM  

  • Here you have today's trip on Google maps:


    21.6Km ¡Well done!


    By Blogger Alfacharly, at 8:32 PM  

  • Just finished Paulo Cuelho's The Zahir in which he talks about his pilgrimage on the Camino.
    I'm off to Spain but not enough time for the Camino.
    Someone told Karen that Salamanca is beautiful. Maybe one day!

    By Blogger Cream, at 1:11 AM  

  • congratulations!! will be hanging out here waiting for future updates...

    let us know what you took with you...

    By Anonymous Alexandra, at 4:00 AM  

  • Hooray from me, too. And thanks to Alfacharly for the map. How interesting to see where you are. Also interesting that when I looked you up, the map was in English! :)

    By Anonymous Kate, at 12:02 PM  

  • Blisters? How are your poor feet??

    By Blogger La Gatita Gringa, at 5:47 PM  

  • Wonderful!!! All the best. I'll toast you tonight when I'm out with my friends who I studied with in Madrid 22 years ago! Looking forward to any posts you can make.

    Ann in KC

    By Anonymous Ann in KC, at 7:22 PM  

  • I'm hoping to walk the Camino next Spring, and was so excited to find your blog! Are you traveling alone? I'm looking forward to hearing all about your travels! Buen Camino!

    By Blogger Lily, at 10:24 PM  

  • It´s been a long time since we walked the "Camino", that is 22 years. No wonder our sons´names are Iago and Jaime.
    In medieval times every pilgrim took over him/her the task of doing the "Camino" for him/herself, and for many others, who helped him/her before and during the way, and for the people whe he/she belonged. That was reinforced saying "As soon as you can,please lit a candle for me, for us, bacause I promise you I´ll be with you all the way".
    So we were told by the people of those tiny villages, who never went to Santiago, but giving us help, were part of the way. Those lovely little old ladies in black!.
    So, please lit a candle for all of us!

    By Anonymous ana, at 12:17 PM  

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