May 25th, 2019

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Ducks on the Lawn

Went to Helensburgh yesterday to get my hair cut and have lunch with my Mum. The weather was idyllic and I sat out in the square for a while. Last year when I was there, two ducks had taken up residence, and news of the area had obviously spread as there are now six there. […]

May 15th, 2019

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Rest in Peace Schrodi

Very sadly our beloved cat Schrodi has passed away. He very suddenly started to be under the weather just as I was leaving for the Camino, and while I was away he was diagnosed with liver cancer. We hoped that with drugs he might get another six months of quality life, but he was just […]

May 12th, 2019

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Another animal rescue

Over the years, R and I have rescued a number of different animals. Swans and sheep have been the main ones, although I once saved an eel which got on to our drive. But today we added a new creature. R had heard on Facebook that a new resident of the village had lost four […]

May 7th, 2019

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Camino Picture

I made a rather nice picture with all the souvenirs from our Camino. Our passports with the “selos”, our Compostela certificates and various photos from along the way. I’ve hung it on the wall with my Scallop. I’m already looking forward to doing another pilgrimage – I was thinking of Canterbury to Walsingham but not […]

May 2nd, 2019

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Snow back again

Hard to believe, but the snow was back on Beinn Beulah this morning. The temperature gage at loch level was registering -1 C. The snow was all gone by 11am though and it actually was quite warm during the afternoon.

Apr 26th, 2019

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Made it home!

Well J and I managed the whole walk and also made it home. We managed to get back ok. Our connections were not great – we got out of the apartment at 7am and strangely there was a taxi waiting outside. We had been expecting to have to walk a few hundred yards to the […]

Apr 23rd, 2019

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La Coruna

For reasons best known to himself, J got up at the crack of dawn today, so we walked to the station and caught an early train to La Coruna. They have the strangest system of buying tickets here in Spain – you seem to have to specify both the outgoing and returning train. I don’t […]

Apr 22nd, 2019

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Santiago – Rest Day

Today we were both exhausted after all our exertions so we decided just to do a little exploring of Santiago and leave La Corunna for our last day tomorrow. We went on a ride on a little tourist train to explore the city – sadly it does strike me that outside the old town they […]

Apr 21st, 2019

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Santiago Again

Santiago de Compostela is absolutely humming today. What a beautiful city. I got up at 6:30am and went over to the Pilgrim’s office to get my Compostela. I was a bit concerned that they might raise issues about the fact that we had a big gap between Leon and Sarria, but in fact the very […]

Apr 20th, 2019

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Today we set off for (unfortunately) a bus tour to Finisterra. Not having a car there is literally not other way to visit this area. The big legend around this is that it was what the Romans regarded as the end of the world but this can not conceivably be true as the the ancient […]