Just beautiful

Happy Monday! For more info check out http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.ie

Happy Monday! For more info check out http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.ie

For a change, not a photo of my gorgeous donks but the gorgeous donks of   retweeted from @donkeysanct by @RifugioAsinelli  One of the most beautiful donkey photos I have ever seen. Mother and foal are both lovely.

COMING SOON TO THIS BLOG: 50 Years On and Off the Camino

I suddenly noticed that 2015 marks the fiftieth year since I first walked the Camino with a Spanish youth organisation, in a totally different Spain under Franco. Soon I will put up the first instalment.  Obviously, my 2008 Worcester to Compostela pilgrimage will offer the best opportunity for a set of photos: all the way along the Thames, then France, then Spain…  WATCH THIS SPACE.

Heading to Compostela in May 2008. I got Cardinal Murphy O'Connor's seal in my pilgrim passport and it's just 2500 km still to go...

Heading to Compostela in May 2008. I got Cardinal Murphy O’Connor’s seal in my pilgrim passport and it’s just 2500 km still to go…


About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I like to listen to BBC Radio 4 and the wind in the pine trees. I am writing a comedy about a school in Benidorm. My favourite film of all time is "Jean de Florette". If I had my time again I would not have spent the early 1970s working for Special Branch.
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4 Responses to Just beautiful

  1. orthodoxgirl99 says:

    Gorgeous photo! They really are adorable. I support the Donkey Sanctuary in Devon. They do great work there too.

  2. Frere Rabit says:

    Aren’t they just beautiful? My Morris and Aitana are now three years old and still completely attached to their mothers Rubí and Matilde. I’m not sure if that’s such a good thing, from a long-term point of view, but I couldn’t do anything except keep the foals. What really intrigues me is the bonding between donkey mothers and offspring. The young jennet is completely bonded with her mother, but the jack is more distant from his mother and they sometimes fight over food! I spend hours observing the relationships between them. They are so beautiful.

  3. orthodoxgirl99 says:

    I can appreciate your love of God’s wonderful creation – I too love spending time with all sorts of wildlife and observing them…have some wonderful ‘wildlife’ of my own at home! I am reading your blogs from the very beginning, having only just joined your little ‘Camino Community’ and enjoying your musings (and the photos). I’ve lived in other countries too but circumstances forced me to return to the UK, so I suppose God wants me here for some reason?!

  4. Frere Rabit says:

    orthodoxgirl99: Good to have another reader on board. I just added to the blogpost: you can look out for a whole history of Camino walks being added here soon. 50 years since I first walked the Camino in a youth group wearing a blue shirt… Then much later, in a different world, I began the pilgrimage again.

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