Well, it's a start

Well, it’s a start

I have some of the things from the equipment list. I’ve picked up a pack, a towel, a headlamp, and I’ve bought some shoes that I’m testing over the summer. If they work well I’ll buy another pair a month…

Slowly falling into place

Well, the passport package is almost ready to be sent off, I’m slowly getting together my gear, and we hope to start booking tickets this month. I still have to pin down my son, Kieran, as to whether he will…

Sneaking up on me…

Only three months and four days, as of this post, until the Camino. It is kind of sneaking up on me. Equipment is down to the last few items of clothing. I’m waffling on the shoes (do I really need…

Training

Training

60 days to go… I’ve started my training. My pack is all done up for the most part and weights in at 14 lbs. Last Sunday Sandy and I took a walk from home to the forks on the frozen…

Mental, as in mental prep

I’ve been losing sleep a lot lately. Partially, I’m sure, due to excitement and worry about my upcoming pilgrimage. It is making me a tad cranky and foggy, but I’ll muddle through. A friend, Rick, who is a trained hypnotist…

It is all in the timing

Well, I finally have all the planes, trains, buses, and such figured out. I know where to get the shuttle to get me from CdG airport to Orly airport.  I also know where the train station is in Biarrtiz. It…

Foot work

I’ve been having some foot pain lately; the top of my right foot to be exact. Doesn’t matter which shoes I’m wearing either. It is thought to be tendonitis and it is suggested that I shouldn’t stress the foot for…

Home-front support

I wanted to take a moment to mention those around me that support me in my dream. Sometimes these people are easy to forget in the excitement that is the mental and physical preparation for the Camino. They are my…

Eight more

Eight more sleeps before I leave for Europe; eleven more until I start my real journey. I’m starting to hit my stride, less worried and more excited and eager about the trip. Not an hour goes by with some of…

Shells and snow

Shells and snow

I thought people would be interested in the shells Sandy helped me make. I’ve always liked working with clay and enjoying throwing a pot when I have the opportunity. Sandy likes the more hands on work. We work very well…