Way of St. James in Spain. 2017 Calendar of watercolors from my trip.

 In 2008 I walked the pilgrim path from St. Jean Pied Pont, France, through Santiago, Spain to Fisterre, on the coast. As I traveled I kept a sketchbook diary and collected them into a calendar.It makes a wonderful gift for all.  Only $9.99. Size is 8 x 8 inches and has 13 months.Click here toContinue reading “Way of St. James in Spain. 2017 Calendar of watercolors from my trip.”

Day 31, Olveiroa to Fisterre, Spain Oct. 10

My last day of a 550 mile walk across northern Spain on the Way of St. James Pilgrimage.   21 miles, hilly along the coast. 8 am to 2:30 pm. Going to the Coast of Death, as it is known for the many shipwrecks off this coast. 1987 was the last shipwreck. Dip in theContinue reading “Day 31, Olveiroa to Fisterre, Spain Oct. 10”

Day 30, Negreira to Olveiroa, Spain Oct 9

21 miles, hilly, breezy, beautiful walking through villages and countryside Walk out of cloud covered valley at 8:15 am.Dairy farms with huge stone barns and houses. Old women herding big blonde dairy cows.Lemon trees with ripe lemonsTraditional dresses, shoes on women. with a cotton dress that sraps around to the front, like an over-all apron.Continue reading “Day 30, Negreira to Olveiroa, Spain Oct 9”

Day 27, Arzua to Monte de Gozo, Spain, 2008

22 miles, 656 ft. ascent, on rolling terrain, with 1,000 ft. descent Walked fast with Patrick from Sweden all day. We walked and talked and entertained each other. Had lunch then dinner together and it was pleasant. Although I did think it strange, as he promised I would, that he brought his medium along, oneContinue reading “Day 27, Arzua to Monte de Gozo, Spain, 2008”

Day 26, Palas dei Rei to Arzua, Spain Oct 5, 2008

17 miles. 1,350 ft. ascent, 1,300 ft. descent. 8:30 am to 2 pm Clear blue skies, crisp and breezy. Perfect for walking in my long-sleeve shirt. Now in the Galacia region, where James the Apostle of Jesus, preached the Gospel for 30 years. This is documented evidence. After 30 years he went back to visitContinue reading “Day 26, Palas dei Rei to Arzua, Spain Oct 5, 2008”

Day 25, Portomarina to Palas Dei Rei, Spain Oct. 4

14 miles, 1,350 ascent, 400 ft. descent. Beautiful day of walking. I feel so good and love my new boots. Traditional woven and thatched corn crib for maize Working windmills creak. Invited into a caravan camper for tea by Englishman John Frances, a trail angel offering aid, water, tea or temporary or permanent travel companion!!!!Continue reading “Day 25, Portomarina to Palas Dei Rei, Spain Oct. 4”

Day 25, Barbadelo to Portomarna, Spain, Oct. 3, 2008

12 miles, 1,700 ascent and 2,000 descent. 8 am to 12:30 pm Cool, lovely walking day. Crowing roosters Hamlets of old stone farms Wicker corn crib with thatched roof Stone corn cribs, raised on stone pillars Tiny chapels Clucking hens Vegetable gardens Traditional dress of locals, all women wear skits, with smocks over them. Ripe,Continue reading “Day 25, Barbadelo to Portomarna, Spain, Oct. 3, 2008”

Day 24, Triacastle to Barbadelo, Spain, Oct. 2, 2008

15 miles, not much ascent, mostly easy descent on ancient paths lined with chestnut trees. 7:50 am to 4 pm Fabulous day of walking. Beautiful, green country looks like England.   Met Wilson again, good visit with Wilson about life. The stone pathway, called a corredoira, is lined with ancient, huge chestnuts and oaks. InContinue reading “Day 24, Triacastle to Barbadelo, Spain, Oct. 2, 2008”