Introduction This is an easy distance suitable for a morning or an afternoon’s walk. It is only 5.4 kilometres but the first half involves a long climb with one quite steep section at the top of the Sierra de Aguilar to a height of 603 metres above sea level. There are spectacular views of the … More Marina Baixa Walks: Sella to Relleu on GR330
It is autumn in El Parral. I imagine it is also autumn in other places too, but I am only here. As always, the donkeys set the pace here. Every new morning begins with Morris waking me up with the reminder-bray that food is required. This might be at six o’clock in the morning, if … More Our Lady of the Weather Forecast
It is barely three weeks since I joined other pilgrims filing through the Holy Door in Santiago de Compostela to pass before the silver reliquary in the undercroft behind the cathedral’s main altar. The casket contains the bones which were certified in the 19th century by the Catholic Church to be those of Saint James … More Which Saint James did I visit in Compostela?
After another journey on the Camino de Santiago, I am adjusting to life at home again in El Parral. For the past eight months all my writing has been published on the blog wherepeteris.com and the recent pilgrimage on the Camino de Levante, across La Mancha, and then the Camino Inglés from El Ferrol to … More Pilgrim’s return
My ‘Virtual Camino’ from Worcester to Compostela began on this blog and then continued with a series of blog posts on the US website WherePeterIs.com – culminating in the arrival in Compostela on 25th July – and I have drawn the series to a close, both on WPI and here on my own blog. At … More Notes from a hermitage