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Testing, testing….

Have I mentioned that I’m returning to Spain next month? I’ll be there for almost six weeks, walking on the Camino Frances for some of that time (the same route I walked in 2006), and spending the other part of that time serving as a volunteer hospitaliera at Monasterio San Anton, a pilgrim hostel built into the ruins of an abandoned monastery. I am very excited!

Right now I’m going through long ‘to do’ lists, one of which is set up my blog to let me post from my phone. Here it is: my first phone posting.

Let me share some images from the training walks I’ve been doing.

Last week I ambled along the coastal bluffs at Wilder Ranch State Park. It’s hard to see, but that’s a whale out in the bay. I saw three different pods swim by.
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Later on the fog cleared, letting the coast shine in all its glory.
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Later that week I took a long Beach Walk, from Manresa to Sunset and back again. A sign! I found two (mostly) intact scallop shells, which I took as a sign that yes, I should be going to Spain.
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Yesterday I took a nice loop hike in the backcountry at Wilder.
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Don’t worry — I’ll be spending minimal time on my devices. I plan on being totally in the present, not lost in the interwebs. But I know people back home like to see a picture or two, and have some idea of where I am.

5 Comments

  1. Can’t wait to see updates! I bet Jill is jealous! :)

  2. Greta Phinney

    May 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Wow! Awesome! And I’m so jealous!
    Buen Camino, amiga!

  3. Looking forward to reading your blog and looking at the pictures you’ll be posting!

  4. It’s coming up quickly, isn’t it? Nice to be doing your hikes, good photos. And yes, once you’re over there, keep the photos coming!

  5. Hooray. Love traveling vicariously!!

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