Camino Photo of the Day: Entering Zubiri

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Our doughty pilgrims arrive in the town of Zubiri! The last part of the road to Zubiri was one of the more difficult parts of our Camino. Three years ago, it was exhausting. This year, with the rain and the…

Camino Photo of the Day: Santiago Peregrino

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This is the statue of Saint James the Apostle (Santiago) at a side altar in the Collegiate Church in Roncesvalles. I’m showing this photo slightly out of order because today is the Feast of Saint James. Happy feast day! Here,…

Camino Photo of the Day: Planter Box

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One of the things that I love about the Camino is the sheer amount of random medieval stuff. Some of it is obviously copied rather than genuine – like this planter box, I suspect – but this is a society…

Camino Photo of the Day: When the Rain Comes

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It rained on that second day. It rained on a lot of the other days as well. It pretty much rained on us for a month. I love this photo because that solid stone slab of a bridge reminds me…

Camino Photo of the Day: Second Breakfast

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When you walk 20 or 25 km a day, you need a lot of fuel. Normally, we took second breakfast at the first village we came to. Later in the Meseta, this wasn’t always possible, and we took a picnic…

Camino Photo of the Day: Required Shot

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This is the photo that everybody takes. We are standing at the highway sign at the entrance of Roncesvalles, just at the very beginning of the Spanish Camino. You can see the Camino path off to the right. It’s a…

Camino Photo of the Day: Santa María de Roncesvalles

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Before leaving Roncesvalles, we stopped into the thirteenth century Royal Collegiate Church of Santa María (Real Colegiata de Santa María de Roncesvalles), which is where the Augustinian friars who live here worship as they have done for 800 years. Back…