Monthly Archive: October 2013

Camino 6: Wednesday 30 October (Villafranca del Bierzo) 0

Camino 6: Wednesday 30 October (Villafranca del Bierzo)

Song of the Open Road BY WALT WHITMAN 1 Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose....

Camino 6: Wednesday 30 October (Villafranca del Bierzo) 0

Camino 6: Wednesday 30 October (Villafranca del Bierzo)

Song of the Open Road BY WALT WHITMAN 1 Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose....

Camino 4 (Monday 28 October):Rabanal de Camino 0

Camino 4 (Monday 28 October):Rabanal de Camino

I’m sitting in a noisy common room, the fire in the stove is burning, the clothes are drying in racks because is has been so cold and clammy outside, there are fourteen if us...

Camino 3: Sunday 27 October (Astorga) 0

Camino 3: Sunday 27 October (Astorga)

This won’t reach the internet tonight because the wifi is down in the hostel, but I want to write something tonight even though I am crazy tired after walking nearly 35 km in about...

Camino 2 (Saturday 26 October): Villar de Mazarife 0

Camino 2 (Saturday 26 October): Villar de Mazarife

I’m sitting in a bar, and there is no cliche coming (if you are as old as I am, you can remember the opening lines of Skyhooks’ immortal classic, “Why don’t you all get...

Camino 1: Leon (Friday 25 October) 0

Camino 1: Leon (Friday 25 October)

It’s Chaucer’s birthday: how extraordinary! Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licour Of which vertu engendred is the...

Madrid (Sunday 20, Monday 21 October): Day 30 and 31 0

Madrid (Sunday 20, Monday 21 October): Day 30 and 31

The RENFE took us rapidly (ah, the joys of alliteration) to Madrid, so once again we curse the lack of imagination demonstrated by politicians in Australia of all persuasions and at all levels of...

Granada (Saturday 19 October): Day 29 0

Granada (Saturday 19 October): Day 29

Again I find myself trying to describe something that is best done visually, unless one is going to sound like Wikipedia, source of Liberal Party wisdom. Given the fact that the online encyclopedia seems...

Cordoba (Friday 18 October): Day 28 0

Cordoba (Friday 18 October): Day 28

Cordoba was my idea, and probably I should apologise to Liam and maybe even Paula for the number of ruins and cathedrals we have visited; but Cordoba is a special case and it is...