55 years old and 20 lbs overwieght (being generous) – sure why not walk across Spain (again)

This was supposed to post a couple of days ago but I was having WiFi issues – still cant get it to download picture, hopefully soon.

This is my first post in a number of years (that number being 4). The reason for this resurrected blog (its an Easter thing – get it?) is that I am once again walking the Camino De Santiago, some 600+ miles from St-Jean-Pied-de- Port in France, over the Pyrenees (ugh) across Spain to Santiago de Compostela. The reason for this walk has not yet been completely revealed to me, but ever since I did this pilgrimage in 2014 I have wanted to return. Due to the graciousness and patience of Priscilla, my wife, and the generosity of the good people of St. James’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, were I am rector, I am on sabbatical and find myself on this historic and grueling pilgrimage/walk again.

If you want to continue to fallow me as I cross Spain there are a few ground rules we have to set.

1: I am a terrible speller and even though I use spell check errors will happen.

2: My use of punctuation is often incorrect but works for me – so enjoy

3: I blame 1&2 on my dyslexia so to comment would be rude and really not to the point😁.

4: if these things bother you, I am sorry and suggest that you do not read on as they will be ever present without my resident proof readers.

5: I will only blog from time to time, with more frequencies at some points then others – sorry, I know that it is fascinating 😉.

6: Please enjoy what I do offer – this is understandably probably not very important to you – but it is to me.

7: My humor is an acquired taste so be generous – that should be a life rule for everyone.

8: Most importantly please keep me in your prayer as I walk and Priscilla in my absence (although I think secretly it is nice for her after 32 years of marriage to have a little quite.)and (what is that about absence, the heart and fondness)

5 thoughts on “55 years old and 20 lbs overwieght (being generous) – sure why not walk across Spain (again)

  1. Bob, Having done a few hikes, I am interested in what clothing you have selected for this MAJOR hike, especially socks and shoes. Three things, in addition to clothing, occur to me … the changing views as you proceed, the variety of people you meet, and the refreshing of your spirit. Have a wonderful experience!
    Bob Hoffman

    • Bob, as for socks, I am a huge fan of Darn Tough’s low cushion hikers. The boots I walk in are from NoBoz. I used there mid boots for my trek in Peru a few years ago and their low hikers for low distance walking. I look forward exploring how I have changed since last time and the people you meet is a great part of the Camino.

  2. Good luck with your walk, Bob! I was hoping to wish you that in person on Sunday but it got pretty chaotic fairly quickly after church….

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