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About trawlercat

Retired and now moving on from the cruising life jeeps, adventure bike, gardening, and travel. Always in search of the next great adventure!

On Inspiration, the Camino Francés and now on to the Camino Costa Rica

Lately what inspired me and really lit my soul with an afterglow, that weeks later continues to burn brightly is having recently completed my first Camino Francés. Inspire means to excite, to encourage, or to breathe life into. Inspire comes from a Latin … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Story

Yes, I know you are not my mother but, she passed away last year and I wanted to write someone a little story and you today are the chosen one. I at times affectionately refer to you as “mama”, and … Continue reading

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On Finishing My First Camino – Emptiness Camiño Feeling

There is one thing John Muir, the American Naturalist said that has stuck with me always since finishing my first Camino de Santiago. Muir is quoted as saying that if you take a walk in the woods for something like … Continue reading

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Paris and my Camino

Yes my darling sorry for not continuing to keep you abreast of my activities since completing the Camino Francés. Since I now have just two more recuperating days left before my journey back to Los Angeles here is a down … Continue reading

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Such is Life

A French pilot I assume is now safely flying the Air Francés plane delivering me in less than two hours, from Madrid to Paris. I remember many years ago lying on a bed, on a hot August night; a miserably … Continue reading

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The Rosary

How can one condense a month, five hundred miles walked with all worldly possessions now strapped to ones back; mere words sister cannot begin to explain how proud I felt carrying the rosary you gave me on my backpack. And … Continue reading

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Finisterre, the equation, a beautiful Camino is finished

For the past month or so everyone I know on the camino journey has had something to do and something to look forward to every single day. Sometimes I wake up and the first thing I say to yours truly … Continue reading

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The 100 km mark and the Camino

Today it got as real as real can get on account that my Camino journey may soon intercept its destination – Santiago. Meaning the end may soon be near. Only around 690 km to go. Now you may have heard … Continue reading

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How Many Steps and the Camino de Santiago

Recently, a bunch of bored pelegrinos from several different nationalities with the commonality of the spoken English language gathered round. I’m now ever so grateful to my country for winning the big war. The WWII one you probably read about … Continue reading

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My Patti, Memories and the Camino

“On a given day, on a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit’. And so you touch this limit, … Continue reading

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