Monthly Archives: December 2010

Last day of the Camino Holy Year

It is good to be on the Camino de Santiago on this last day of the Holy Year 2010, and now in Carrion de los Condes with three other pilgrims at the sisters’ refuge: one of the few refuges open, so … Continue reading

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In memoriam Juli

Here outside the Capilla de la Divina Pastora in Burgos – the chapel founded in 1466 alongside a Santiago pilgrim hospital – I waited in the freezing cold from 4.30 am until 8.30 when the chapel opened for Mass. After … Continue reading

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Winter Camino

I just walked across the frontier bridge from Hendaye in France and entered Spain. I shall be on the Camino in the morning. This post comes to you from a locutorio in Irun, where I am waiting for a late … Continue reading

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Donkey cart to St Savin

Today I rode into St Savin with Dalie donkey and the cart. It was a very cold bright day. The donkey was full of energy and went at a brisk trot for most of the way. On arrival in St … Continue reading

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Random acts of kindness

Dalie donkey and Rosie donkey, two of the kind people I have met this year, pictured on Christmas Day 2010 in Antigny. It has been a very remarkable year. The CRB disaster in England, which was the cause of my … Continue reading

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Of donkeys and heroes

Of the thousands of British soldiers who were tragically slaughtered in the trench warfare of 1914-1916, often due to hopelessly poor strategic planning by the military high command, it is sometimes said, “They were lions led by donkeys.” This is … Continue reading

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Introducing… my second donkey

Regular readers of the blog have been introduced to my first donkey, just two weeks ago. Here is my donkey family member number two. The purchase of this donkey person was agreed yesterday, with Paco at La Piscina, Parcent. This … Continue reading

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