Hiking

A Few Days In London Before Walking Scotland’s West Highland Way:

In the continuing effort to add content to this website, our 7 day walk on Scotland’s magnificent West Highland Way is next.     In late June of 2020, Mika and I spent the last 3 months hunkered down in Turkey. On March 21 we had set out on the ancient Lycian Way walk along …

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Camino dos Faros (The Lighthouse Way). Muxia To Lires:

To clarify, The Camino de Faros between Finisterre and Muxia is an alternative route to the Camino de Santiago between the two towns. While The Camino de Santiago is a relatively easy 27K jaunt, the Camino de Faros is 52K of more challenging rugged coastal walking with some narrow, rocky paths and significant elevation changes. …

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Camino De Faros (The Lighthouse Way). Finisterre to Lires:

It did not take long to realize this Camino is nothing like the Camino de Santiago. There were no bars or much of anything between Finisterre and Lires. There was very little pavement walking. White sand beaches along the coastal shore connected by rugged narrow rocky mountain trails with bright white, yellow, purple, and blue …

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Camino de Faros. The Lighthouse Way:

After 3 weeks of settling in at Global Pilgrim House in Muxia, feeling a bit antsy, I will start The Lighthouse Way, a 200 kilometer walk linking Finisterre and Muxia, with Malpica along the Galician Costa de Morte (Coast of Death). It is called the Coast of Death because of the many shipwrecks along its …

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Nepal Annapurna Circuit Days 12-13. Marpha to Tatopani:

2019 Marpha to Tatopani :   Left Marpha at 7:15 walking through the interesting medieval streets.   Soon crossing a bridge to the east side of the Kali Gandaki River. Wonderful walking in a hilly pine forest and trail covered in pine needles and cones. The day is spectacular with deep blue cloudless skies, and …

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Annpurna Circuit Trek. Day 10. Off The Beaten Track To Kagbeni:

Muktinath to Kagbeni: Woken at 6AM by some Russian voices in argument with Tashi, the friendly owner. Over my morning cup of steaming hot masala tea, I talked with a couple from Darjeeling, India and Tashi expressing my unhappiness with the development of the dirt road here to Muktinath allowing jeeps and such. I did …

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Camino Invierno Day 2 Las Medulas to O Barco

Pleasant walk today as we reached the River Sil which we would be following for a few days. August 18, 2021. In Saldeado, we stopped at the Municipal Social Center Cafe for a huge tortilla de queso. Surprisingly, we met 3 pilgrims from Italy. First time I ever saw more than 2 walking Invierno. One …

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Baños, Ecuador

Walking in the mountains above Baños. Returning to town we visited the hot springs. Alternating between the hot, very hot, and cold pools. Perfect after a long walk. Just like Japan. Then a visit to the market for fresh smoothies. First a spinach, carrot, avocado for rejuvenation. Second, a mango, banana, avocado just because it’s …

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Quilotoa Loop Trek-Day 4 Quiotoa Crater Walk

Departed for the crater walk at 8:30. This was a fairly tough walk as there were almost no flat spots on the circular trail following the ridge around the Lake. Even some scrambling in parts. Fortunately the hardest part was early walking counter clockwise as we ascended up to the peak of the crater at …

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Quilotoa Loop Trek Days 2-5; Stuck in Isinlivi at Llullu (baby) Llama Inn

These long stays don’t happen too often on our long walks. But it’s a bit of paradise here and why not stay a few days. Llulu Lama is one of the finest Eco-Lodge experiences I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying. There are numerous mountain day walks. Breakfast and dinner are included and excellent as well …

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Via Francesco Spello to Assisi Day 13

Canterbury to Rome to Assisi Day 99: Spello to Assisi: Left Spello early and kind Leonardo, my older host at cozy B&B Fratello Sole told me there is an easy way to the left and a hard way to the right up the mountain. I immediately thought, “I’m tired and after coming such a long …

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Via Francesco Days 11-12; Spoleto to Trevi to Spello

Canterbury to Rome to Assisi Days 97-98: Spoleto to Trevi to Spello: In Spoleto, stayed at B&B Villa Massaccesi where I was hosted by the very pilgrim friendly Emmanuela and her son Leonardo who woke up at 7 to make a delicious omelet of zucchini, ham, and cheese. Nice to have a conversation about the  …

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