Thursday, 25 March 2010

On The Road again

Right that's it,all packed and ready---ish to go-pack too big what with the tent an size 12 English-13 American-46 European trainers make the pack look smaller-but it is over 11 Kilo's,Because its longer this year and earlyer carrying more but it can all be disgarded as the walk goes on-a sort of a long distance paper chase.
 Walk out the door tomorrow 10k to the nearest train station and then roundabout route taking in Cardiff-London-Paris and then Le- Puy start walking the Camino on Wednesday 31st, the day after my birthday By then I will have touched base with all my children and grandchildren which feels good-even Emily daughter number 3 called by for a late breakfast today, even showed me how to download the last 2 episodes of my guilty pleasure "Glee"
 one of the sayings about the Camino is it doesn't give you what you want-but what you it was rather apt that my programms climaxed with glee-club singing the Stones "You can't always get what you want" Farewell glass of wine in hand I joined in the singing "But if you try sometime you just might find ----you get what you need"
 The Games Afoot


  1. Buen camino! Hope you'll be able to shed some of your 11 kg within the next week...
    Be safe and go well.


  2. Good Luck Ian!! I wish I was going with you. My memories of the camino are still fresh. Hope you post regularly, I enjoyed your last camino before I walked.
    A great big Pilgrim hug for you
    Rita (from "Under the Milkyway")

  3. Perhaps I could give a few of my extra winter weight and you could discard it!???!! I am so envious of those out on the Camino this week. Esp. this year...much more so than last year...not quite sure what that means... Buen Camino & keep posting!

  4. You'll have started walking by now Ian so good luck on the road. I will be following your progress keenly as it's on my 'to do' list.
    Bonne route

  5. The pictures are beautiful... cold looking, but beautiful... I start my walk in 10 days and then you'll be on your next one a week behind me!
    Thanks for the insight!
    p.s. my pack is packed and ready to go... got it down to 6 kgs!