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October 3, 2017

I was admitted to the Hospital Universitario Virgen Las Nieves, Granada, on a Friday, five days after my heart decided to go on strike [see #14, most heart attacks happen on a Monday]. I had barely managed anything to eat and what did got barfed up soon after.

Apart fro...

September 9, 2017

“Oh good grief, not again”.  Four days, four bloody days and I was still suffering.

This was my twelfth day on the GR7 in Andalusia and it wasn’t going so well.  My guidebook was useful only as toilet paper and the trail markings were, how to put it politely, shite, tha...

April 18, 2016

On my journey, I can look back at seven mistakes.

1.    I made the mistake of planning for the future based on the present reality

It was early April and I had packed for cold, wet and windy. What I got was scorching sunshine.  Sunburn and dehydration were my bigges...

March 29, 2016

“Not all those who wander are lost” is a line from the poem All that is gold does not glitter, written by J. R. R. Tolkien and it has inspired many a tattoo.  

Except for me, I was wondering why I was wandering and it was because I was lost.  I was lost in France but no...

May 20, 2014

There are guidebooks and blogs but they do not tell you everything. This is the blog which will spill the beans, a tell all, warts and blisters. This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but bold exageration and artistic licence.

The Camino Francis is one of many o...

March 30, 2014

A few years ago I watched a film "The Way". Not a great film by all critical accounts but I liked it. It introduced me for the first time to a pilgrimage walk called "The Camino" from St Jean Pied de Port in southern France across the Pyrenees to Spain and then west to...

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