Category: Pilgrim Reports

Pilgrim reports from the Camino.

Camino Photo of the Day: Approaching San Antón

The Camino turns into pleasant a tree-lined lane, and in the distance we see San Antón. This was once a great monastery and pilgrim hostal. Though it is now a ruin – and we’ll have some rather more spectacular photos…

Camino Photo of the Day: Pilgrim Menu?

In every city, town, and village along the Camino, you will find restaurants, cafés, and bars that serve a “Menú Peregrino” (pilgrim menu). Usually, this is a three-course meal featuring a starch, an improbably large amount of meat, a small…

Camino Photo of the Day: Calle de Ruavieja

This is the main street of old Logroño. It has apparently seen a lot of improvement and refurbishment over the past few years. The street is lined with historical building after historical building. Perhaps I’ll post a few in the…

Santiago!

Praise God in His angels and in His saints! At about 3:00 PM on the Memorial of Saint Athanasius, the second of May 2016, we arrived at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.  On the way in we met Anita,…

Oh, Galicia! 

Galicia has been uncharacteristically cool and sunny, enabling us to do some fairly decent long-distance days. Oh, the forests of Galicia! So beautiful, and so otherworldly. As we came down from crossing our third mountain range, the clouds poured into…

O Cebreiro on the Feast of St. Mark

Only 17.5 km today, but the last 8 km included a rough, rocky climb of almost 700 m as we left El Bierzo behind and entered our fourth Spanish kingdom: Galicia. We left early and had our second breakfast in…

On a Human Scale

After Rabanal, we crested the Cordillera Cantábrica at Cruz de Ferro. Traditionally, one leaves a stone at the foot of the cross there. This is the accompanying prayer:  Lord, may this stone, a symbol of my efforts on the pilgrimage…

A Sunny Afternoon 

We arrived in Rabanal del Camino three years to the day since the last time we were here, though not by any conscious design on our part. We have been walking with a young Dutchman named Stijn, and we ran…

Sahagún

We are spending the night in Sahagún. For those of you who are fans of “Babylon Five”, this will sound uncomfortably close to “Z’ha’dum“. It was a beautiful day for walking – cool and sunny. A welcome change from the…