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Walking for three – a blog by Abi May

Journeys in life, love, grief and walking – for good causes – sometimes alone, sometimes in good company. But all travelled just one step at a time.

Remembering Pax and Catherine (my children) with love

In support of The Compassionate Friends

  • Arriving to birdsong: Completing my Camino

    June 10, 2020 by

    Yesterday I arrived in Santiago de Compostela after walking 280 km, or rather I would have arrived there if I had been able to complete my pilgrimage in Spain. But as I can’t walk in Spain, I’ve walked it here in England. And so I completed the route equivalent of walking from Porto to Santiago.… Read more

  • Yesterday’s walk. Less than 30 km to Santiago

    June 3, 2020 by

    I haven’t been able to get out for a walk every day, but still I have slowly been walking the 280 km pilgrimage – albeit in England, not Spain. The other day I reached Caldas de Reis, or at least I did virtually. Yesterday I walked along the beautiful peaceful Cauldon Canal for 8 km.… Read more

  • Halfway to Santiago (virtually)

    April 24, 2020 by

    140 kms walked – 80 in Portugal, 60 here in the UK. Just 140 kms to go. So that’s the halfway point reached (as far as our original plan of 280 kms). It’s slow going, only being able to walk for about an hour from my front door (because of the ‘stay at home’ restrictions),… Read more

  • The Camino, the Way

    April 21, 2020 by

    This is a completely different post to what I usually write here. It’s inspired by reflections while I was walking the Camino in Portugal. Walking is such a wonderfully creative activity. The mind clears more while walking than at any other time. At least that’s how it seems to me. As I walked I was… Read more

  • Camino continued… From home

    April 9, 2020 by

    I am very fortunate to live across the road from a large country park. The entrance is only about 50 metres from my front door. So feeling better (I had been poorly with a cough), I am now able to continue the Camino. Obviously this is presently limited to one hour a day because of… Read more

  • Camino ‘magic’?

    April 1, 2020 by

    This is a Google map I had printed before we left on our trip. It was the plan of the route as far as Vigo, at which time John was meant to fly home, and Margaret and I would have continued walking. The highlit places along the route are where we had accommodation. Each day… Read more

  • Today we would have arrived

    March 31, 2020 by

    All things being well, today is the day we were scheduled to walk into Santiago – a relatively short walk after a night spent in Milladoiro. But it was not to be. Life is full of surprises, some good and some less welcome. The coronavirus pandemic definitely falls into the category of unwelcome! But to… Read more

  • Moldes – the end of this Camino

    March 16, 2020 by

    Our accomodation is some 30 kilometres up the road from where we finished our walk yesterday. That was Moldes, a nondescript village that is on the route of the detour we had to take because of the missing bridge. It is a rather unglamorous ending but ending it is. This morning we changed our flights.… Read more

  • Day 5. Rain finally

    March 16, 2020 by

    18 km with ponchos flapping. John drove us to where we stopped yesterday and we started walking, progressing rapidly through the outskirts of Esposende. Then, for the first time, it rained. Lightly at first but then a heavy downpour. Margaret’s rain poncho was great, mine was not, though I also had a jacket on. We… Read more

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