25 11, 2020

The Camino and Covid 19

2020-11-25T13:42:43-05:00By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everyone who knows me is aware how my walking of the Camino has impacted my life. I have walked the Camino Frances from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela twice, and the Via de la Plata from Seville to Santiago once. I cannot wait to walk the Camino again and yet the Covid 19 pandemic has made it unsafe to [...]

14 04, 2020

From Hornillos del Camino to Castrojerez

2020-04-14T13:08:27-04:00By |Uncategorized|2 Comments

Walking of the Camino has been an important event in my life because it has forced me to slow down and simplify my life. Walk for five minutes and it is a stroll; walk for a day and it’s a hike. Walk every day for more than 30 days and it becomes more than the sum total of its [...]

8 04, 2019

Nájera to Santo Domingo de Calzada

2020-02-06T00:07:46-05:00By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Extracts from my book My Camino Walk - A Way to Healing  (Chapter 11) IslandCatEditions - available as an eBook (Kindle, Kobo, iTunes) and print edition through Amazon. “There is no dilemma about whom I will travel with today. By the time I’ve packed and had breakfast, everyone has left. I'm quite happy to be on my own [...]

30 10, 2018

Navarrete to Nájera

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Extracts from my book My Camino Walk - A Way to Healing (Chapter 10) I ask Jennifer what made her decide to walk the Camino. She explains that someone had persuaded her to have an angel card reading done. “Angels are inner companions,” she explains. “They help guide you to where you need to be in your life. I [...]

4 08, 2018

Logroño to Navarrete

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  Leaving Logrono Extracts from My Camino Walk - A Way to Healing  Chapter 9 by Timothy L. Phillips (IslandCatEditions) “…….the next significant stopping place is Navarrete, only thirteen kilometres away. However, to travel to the next major refugio in Nájera would be too much for me, so I am quite content with a shorter travelling day.” [...]

1 05, 2018

The Camino Frances continues

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Every Monday, I walk 16 km around Toronto with a group of Camino aficionados. They are people who have walked the Camino or are about to: old-timers as well as neophytes. It’s delightful, that there are such beautiful green open spaces in a major metropolis, far from the sounds of any traffic.  Inevitably we share stories recounting our exploits [...]

26 10, 2017

Exciting News!!

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Yes, the long-awaited print edition of my book: "My Camino Walk - A Way to Healing" (IslandCatEditions) is out and will be available for order either through Amazon or from me direct. Just a temporary glitch is that Amazon want to ensure that I am the author. I can vouch for that although there were times during the writing where  [...]

29 05, 2017

Fighting with nuns

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Why would I pick a fight with nuns? I seem to bump into several of them walking the Camino. I’m walking for spiritual reasons. They’re  walking for religious reasons. As I mentioned in my book “My Camino Walk - a Way to Healing,” (published 2016 by IslandCatEditions) when I walked in 2010, I met a nun from California. She [...]

13 05, 2017

 The Camino continues….

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  It's been more than a week after I arrived in Santiago de Compostela at the end of my 1000 km walk from Seville. Because of an unexplained and continual longing for sardines and vintage port, I ended up traveling to Porto to relax, catch up on sleep and indulge (in moderation) my desire for such things. Why the [...]