goldiknocks:

long day past vineyards, olive trees, wheat fields and grass. in torres del rio.

goldiknocks:

someone please kill me if i ever say these word again: lets keep going. it’s just another 6km.

#neverforget #neveragain #fried

you will soon learn to notice when enough is enough.:)

It was four years ago yesterday

Logroño - Najera

Pilgrim Goldiknocks is starting tomorrow.

Pilgrim Goldiknocks is starting tomorrow.

sisterpearl:

elcaminodesantiago:

goldiknocks:

10 things that i have discovered so far on my trip. 

1. walking 500 miles is a crazy idea. and i’m not quite sure how i am going to do it.

Well, I believe you start once, and then you never stop.:)

Don’t think, “I still have 487 miles to go!” etc. Instead, each morning, think only of the day’s journey ahead, like, “Hey, Villatuerta is only 20km from here, let’s see if I can make it there today.” Just do each day’s journey… The Camino will put itself together for you :)

Or just follow the one-bit attitude.

I need to walk. Can I?

  • Yes - Go
  • No - Stop, find medicine, cure, doctor, whatever it takes to answer with Yes.

Go. Are you hungry?

  • No - Go.
  • Yes - Do you have food?

Yes - Eat, then Go.

No - Go.

Go. Are you thirsty or need coffee?

  • No - Go.
  • Yes - Have you got any water or is there a coffee bar nearby?

Yes - Drink water or coffee, then Go.
No - Go.

Go. Do you think that you have walked enough for the day?

  • Yes - Stop.
  • No - Go.

goldiknocks:

10 things that i have discovered so far on my trip. 

1. walking 500 miles is a crazy idea. and i’m not quite sure how i am going to do it.

Well, I believe you start once, and then you never stop.:)

#goldiknocks

#goldiknocks

#goldiknocks

#goldiknocks

casi - almost (via trailofdesire)

casi - almost (via trailofdesire)

The Meseta

millerwanderlust:

Today we began the long trek through the Spanish meseta. The meseta looks a lot like this-

image

It is vast, it’s open, it’s flat and it seems endless. We’ll be walking through it for approximately 200km, about 10 days. And it will pretty much always look like the above photo.

We’ve heard that some pilgrims decide to take the bus, saying the meseta is too hot in the sun (with barely any shade), too long and too boring.

Sell outs!!!

Okay, we’ve only just started so maybe I’ll hold my judgement.

Skipping the meseta? Please, no. It is boring indeed, but as far as I can tell, it definitely has a purpose. It’s called solemn meditation. This is what you’re going to miss if you take the bus.

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jessicabucci:

Finished the Camino de Santiago, walked for 34 days from St Jean Pie de Port to Santiago, Spain. Most difficult, beautiful and incredible thing I have ever done. The story of the scallop shell symbol is that in medieval times with no credencials or compostelas, pilgrims would bring home a shell as proof they had completed pilgrimage. I have brought it home and into my life; I will always walk in the direction it points. 
Buen Camino. 

Well done there.

jessicabucci:

Finished the Camino de Santiago, walked for 34 days from St Jean Pie de Port to Santiago, Spain. Most difficult, beautiful and incredible thing I have ever done. The story of the scallop shell symbol is that in medieval times with no credencials or compostelas, pilgrims would bring home a shell as proof they had completed pilgrimage. I have brought it home and into my life; I will always walk in the direction it points. 

Buen Camino. 

Well done there.

jwhistman:

Leaving Burgos