COIMBRA – CONCLUSION AND CONTEMPLATION

A few years ago I stood on the path of a labyrinth marked out in a friend’s garden and, looking up at a benevolent full moon, asked the universe what was to become of me. Did I have the courage, resources and wherewithal to give up work, follow a dream and charge out of the … 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

LA COSTA VERDE CONTINUES TO CAPTIVATE

I left Cantabria and travelled further along the north coast of Spain into the Province of Asturias.  The surroundings were so lush I could understand more vividly why this is called the Costa Verde.   When I was not crossing precipitous high ground I drove low between green-brown mountains on my left and a turquoise sea … Continue reading