Tag Archives: Camino Primitivo

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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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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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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Oviedo to Escamplero-ish

One of the handy things about a virtual walk is that if you fall short of your target you don’t have to spend the night in a field by the side of a path, unless you want to. The classic … Continue reading

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An invitation

Originally posted on Virtual Camino:
‘Would you like to walk the Camino Primitivo with me?’ A question I was not expecting nine weeks in to lockdown. I live in one of the most densely populated parts of my city, with…

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Virtual Travels

I fell out of love with writing last year. I just couldn’t find the motivation. My posting had become sporadic, each new blog entry started with an apology for absence. I became distracted by the easy gratification of Instagram, then … Continue reading

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