THE LADY AND THE CYPRESS TREE

Before I set off on my Journey some people asked: “How can you travel alone without your husband?” and “Won’t you be lonely?”   They were, I think, projecting their own feelings onto my situation for many well-functioning couples spend a lot of time apart, often due to work demands, and hopefully most single people are … Continue reading

IN THE ROOM OF LIFE

I travelled south after Santiago de Compostela and for my next stop deliberately chose somewhere which looked well placed as a centre from which to explore the popular tourist region of O Salnés.  In every direction from little Meis I could reach small inland towns, coastal seaside resorts, and historic monuments in this beautiful part … Continue reading

TRAVELLING LIGHT

On the coast just to the East of Santiago de Compostela I crossed some dunes on a long wooden boardwalk and found Carnota Beach stretching out lazily in the sun. It was unlike any other beach I had visited and a day there felt like a day spent in Heaven. The curved beach was wide … Continue reading

GASTRONOMIC GALICIA

Remembering how I looked into the eyes of an octopus in A Coruña I think it is time to talk about the food of northern Spain.   Octopus, “el pulpo” is said to be “the iconic dish of Galicia”.   It is on sale everywhere you look in the ubiquitous “pulperías”, the local bars serving up this … Continue reading

MAKING MEMORIES I CAN RETURN TO

I had one of the most memorable days of my Journey at Praia das Catedrais in Galicia.   Now if I close my eyes and sit quietly I can go back to that splendid place and re-experience its beauty in my mind, and will be able to do so forever. The appeal of meditation is that we … Continue reading