Monthly Archives: May 2013

Princeton NJ, USA

We’re here in the east of Nth America on a month long road trip through New England and Canada starting with a visit to old friends from Cambridge days who now live in Princeton NJ, USA. Jane McCarty and Peter … Continue reading

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Chamonix

Meg and Nick as well as Jane and Paul, Ruby and Ethan came to fetch us from the Alliod’s  in St Pierre near Geneva to take us up to Chamonix. View of the snow covered mountains looking out from our … Continue reading

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Geneva

We’ve enjoyed 2 relaxing days here with Marie-Pierre & Francois- Xavier staying in France and sightseeing nearby in Geneva. Leaving Santiago on an Easyjet Don’t know when we’ll be back again……… A French Raclette dinner was prepared tonight. The raclettes … Continue reading

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And the 10 pelegrinos were……..

Introducing everyone: Bar was from Ireland and the leader of our group. This was Bar’s 5th Camino. Pauline is from Queensland and a natural organiser. Bill is married to Pauline and hails from Queensland too and was the philosopher of … Continue reading

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Santiago de Compestela

It’s our last day of walking. Churros and coffee for breakfast. Ten of us started today to walk the Camino Way then with minimal fuss one hopped on a bus the rest finishing ‘come what may’. Here we are setting … Continue reading

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Sigueiro

Our second last day on tbe Camino Ingles and it’s raining yet again! Today our destination is Sigueiro. We’ve enjoyed our Spanish breakfast and now it’s time to ready ourselves for the rainy day outside. Not a lot of enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Ordes

It’s been a very bleak day with fog, cold and rain featuring in most of it. Bar’s day started with some Churras scattered with sugar and cafe con leche and freshly squeezed orange juice – delicious! Churras are cooked like … Continue reading

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Meson do Vento

After a rest day we set off from our Hotel Roque with everyone else for what Ba described as a mostly ‘uphill day’! Every available space is used by  Spanish gardeners for growing both vegetables and ornamentals making for spectacular … Continue reading

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Betanzos

Guardia Civil at the Mino hotel helped us celebrate our safe arrival. We made a decision today to give walking a miss to rest Peter’s leg for a day. So we took a bus instead and after a restful day … Continue reading

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Mino

Last night’s communal refugio did not offer breakfast so it was off to the local bar for coffee and croissants before starting walking. If we knew what lay ahead we’d have had something more substantial. l Commemorative plaque for the … Continue reading

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