Author Archives: Profusion of Eccentricities

Bronze sky thinking

Like a lot of people this year, I have looked to indoor hobbies as a distraction. Recently I have been experimenting with gel plate monotype printing which is a cheap, simple and very addictive form of print making. Paint (I … Continue reading

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The smell of summer — Virtual Camino

Working at home during lockdown means I haven’t been commuting. At first it was not something I missed. Some mornings, I’ll admit, I’ve got out of bed at 8.57, gone down stairs to my coffee table desk and turned on … Continue reading

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O Cadavo to Lugo – 100kms to go! — Virtual Camino

The weather has taken a turn since last week’s sunset musings. The temperature has fallen and so has the rain, but that doesn’t matter when you are travelling virtually and most of your steps are indoors. I am also back … Continue reading

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Berducedo to O Cádavo

I have made up some ground in the last week and have covered about 70kms, completing three more stages of my virtual Camino Primitivo: Berducedo to Grandas de Salime, onwards (and upwards if I were walking the route for real) … Continue reading

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Workplace Pompeii

A post about my first time back in the office since Lockdown began, over on our collaborative blog. Yesterday I went further than I have in a single day for more than a week. For the first time in three … Continue reading

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Tineo to Berducedo

It has been a slow week. Not much writing, not much walking, but I’ve finally made it through the mountainous stages four and five of the Camino Primitivo. Just outside Borres the route temporarily splits. I chose the higher option … Continue reading

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Salas to Tineo

It took three days but by yesterday evening I had covered the distance from my campsite 6km outside of Salas to Tineo.  The bulk of the journey was on Sunday with an 11km walk around my neighbourhood. I live close … Continue reading

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I can sing a rainbow

Originally posted on Virtual Camino:
Today, things did not go according to plan.  Today I was going to be super efficient.  I got up at 6.30 when my partner left for work.  He is an engineer at a power station…

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Escamplero to Salas via San Juan de Villapanada

With a 7km run on day 2, a 5km walk on day 3, plus some vigorous typing, trips to the kitchen and circuits of the garden, I made up enough distance to join my fellow travellers at San Juan de … Continue reading

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Desire Paths and Intention Lines

Originally posted on Virtual Camino:
They are all over the city.  Everywhere there is a footpath across an open space, everywhere there are steps next to a slope, everywhere there is a gap in a fence or a wall or…

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