Author Archives: Nigel Rees

Arrival in St Jean Pied de Port

Lengthy journey yesterday, leaving home 01:30, arriving SJPdP 19:00 in an heavy sleet,hail and rain shower!   So arrival is somewhat damp!    Pigs trotter for supper, the others had far more logical items including pork and fish.  Strange to see a restaurant full of walkers, most clutching guide books, with a huge variety of …

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D-2.  Weather forecast!!!!!

What!   Looked a few days ago and it is probably snowing right now in Roncevalles!!!!!!!     Perhaps the high route will not be the way to go. Packing all completed, and one day to go to do last minute checks.   Several friends have asked about sponsoring us , great.    We will …

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D-6, Camino beckons

Slower warm up to the Camino this week, gentle walks to keep stretched and ready.  Sunshine in Southern England is a tremendous boost for us at the moment.   This started as simply a long distance walk, and is gently morphing into a project with time and space to reflect and be more spiritually aware. …

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Camino Frances countdown D-14,

Only two weeks to go until we arrive in SJPdP on the 27th, to start walking the Camino Frances to SdC on the 29th. Bags nearly ready, stuff everywhere sorted into (small) piles….Stuff to Take, Stuff I want to Take, Stuff I would like to Talk, Lists of shopping to do to take, House and …

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Camino Preparation

Prep time….. So……… how often is this title used for a Blog Entry!!   770km, 482 miles, across Northern Spain on the Camino Frances, all set for the spring of ’17.  Flights booked to arrive at the start, but no return flights yet.   We (my wife and I) decided that that best way to …

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Walking the Camino Frances

Well its booked. Camino Way, during 2017.  The Camino can be tackled in many ways, and from many locations. We have chosen pre-booked accommodation, but many choose to find accommodation each day. Not for me. However, it will be a reflection on life and what it means. Determined to make the trip worthwhile.   Getting …

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Walking The Camino

Well, plans are progressing.   Can’t wait.  Walking the Camino Frances is a completely different planning regime to just a day out.   After all, it is about 790Km’s.   Sometime in 2017 is looking good. Of the travel firms we have looked at, Camino Ways has provided some sound advice and good ideas.   I …

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Camino Frances

The planning begins for the next long distance walk, the Camino Frances. From the Pyrenees to Santiago, 790 km. Looks very well marked with tens of thousands of visitors each month.  Billed as a pilgrimage, if that is what you want, but seems really crowded.   Accommodation is said to be plentiful, but much online …

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