Friday Faves: One Footestep at a Time

Reflections on Walking the Camino, and Beyond

Reverend Beth Lind Foote is retracing her third Camino on her blog One Footestep at a Time.  We met each other at the St. James Day Celebration on July 25th at Newman Hall in Berkeley, an event organized by the Northern California chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino. We chatted about Camino stories and shared some blogging tips while enjoying a lavish potluck lunch with Spanish wine. As Beth said,  “It was fun to ‘talk Camino’ and be with fellow Peregrinos.”

Beth intended to walk the Camino Frances all in one go, but ended up walking it in three trips over three seasons, in 2013 and 2015. In her latest post, Beth shares lovely photos of the Mansilla de las Mulas countryside, marvels at an unattended burn pile, and enjoys the “best bed on the Camino.”  She  contemplates the remaining 18 kilometers until finishing “the missing link.”

Back at the hotel, my room faced the church.  The stone glowed in the evening light. I rested on my “best bed on the Camino,” with ice on my ankle and watched the changing light. One of my stork friends was hanging out on the roof.

View from room in Mansilla de las Mulas

via Mansilla de las Mulas.

Stay tuned for Beth’s Camino 3.0, her last day of walking into Leon, as well as posts about life beyond the Camino. Follow

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2 thoughts on “Friday Faves: One Footestep at a Time

  1. Hi Laurie, Thank you for sending me “The Camino Provides.” The more I hear , the more I want to go. I would have loved to have gone to last Sat’s event but, as you know, I was camping with familia. It was great seeing you and your companions yesterday. Would love to try planning another walk together. I barely fit in a walk with my boys yesterday since I was trying to catch a 7 pm meeting in Berkeley.  I was so blown away by this meeting I went to. It was a group of people fighting the cutting of all the eucalyptus in the hills from Benicia to Castro Valley. I learned so much and would love to share with you. I’m sure you’ve heard of the huge efforts going on to cut down many many trees in the hills and to use pesticides on the stumps to keep from growing again. Let’s plan a walk soon. Maybe Sunday morning. Linda


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