Pamplona to Puente la Reina – 23.8km. A steady route up to and down from Alto de Perdon, at 790m. In medieval times there was both a Basilica with a pilgrim hospice and a hermitage there. Today there are forty windmills along the skyline generating electricity. There is also a metal sculpture of peregrinos on […]
After the shock of the first day out of St. Jean and into Navarre, the second day’s walk is a respectable 22.3km, but mostly downwards in direction. As with life, difficulties seems to rise steeply before you and behind one peak, another comes into view, so level or downward routes are never truly that. Hidden […]
The Friday Question was one for the end of the holidays to provide inspiration for next year’s holidays, and it was . . . . . . If you could spend three months writing anywhere in the world, where would it be? I struggled to narrow this down to one single location. Cornwall and France […]
The Friday Question is . . . . . . If you could spend three months writing anywhere in the world, where would it be? My response in The Saturday Answer tomorrow.
Pre-amble: It has been a day of sunshine and torrential downpour during a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. The sunshine was still warm but – it seems – typically for August – well hidden by cloudy masses, but for the brief periods it did emerge it was glorious. I have really noticed that the light has changed […]
I am currently reading Where The Wild Winds Are by Nick Hunt. He searches for four winds which effect European weather. The Helm. The Bora. The Foehn. The Mistral. Hunt’s writing is descriptive, informative, and engaging. It is one of those books where you rack your brain for a similar idea, to justify going off […]