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    From Shodded Pilgrim to Barefooter

    The following is a blog post about my journey from walking the Camino alone in 2001 wearing boots, to walking a section from Ponferrada with a group (the last two years) while barefoot. I found my balance has improved, my feet easily adapt to different terrains, and I no longer worry about my...
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    Canadian Company of Pilgrims Fall Meeting in Toronto, Canada

    The Canadian Company of Pilgrims Toronto Chapter is again hosting a full day of Camino Information for both the "newbie" and veteran pilgrim. Session One is geared for the novice who is still planning their first Camino, while Session Two is open to the general public and is free of charge...
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    Camino Documentary is 6 years old

    Las Peregrinas, the women who walk is a Camino documentary that was produced with Bruce Pirrie, Mony Dojiji and the help of many other gifted and kind indivituals several years ago. We follow six women who walk the Camino and share their intimate moments and sometimes humorous situations.This...
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    Barefoot Update

    Day 5 on the Camino. Triacastela was gorgeous though the gravel road was too rough so I wore my minimalist shoes. Met another barefoot pilgrim Andrea from Italy. I´m loving the journey. Feet are holding up. My big toe on my right foot is cracked and slightly inflammed. Yesterday I started to...
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    A lost hiker.

    We need your help finding Canadian hiker Trevor Lind. Could you please share this with anyone you know who lives in Europe (Spain/France), is a pilgrim or associated with the Camino, albergues, Camino groups or anyone on the Camino right now? It's possible Trevor is in France or Spain and may...
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    Barefoot Camino

    Hey pilgrims, I wanted to let you know that I will begin walking barefoot this Monday from Ponferrada to Santiago, while guiding a group of pilgrims along the way. (they will wear boots/shoes) I'll post occasionally here and on Facebook on My Camino. Will do a talk in Santiago on June 2 at to...
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    Canadian Company of Pilgrims Meeting in Toronto

    The Canadian Company ofPilgrims -Toronto Chapter- will be hosting their regular Spring Meeting on SaturdayMarch 31, 2012 at St. Matthews United Church (729 St Clair Ave WestToronto). Starting time is 1:30 sharp and all interested persons arewelcome to attend. Parking is very limited so please...
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    The Contrary Way 30 Day Inspirational Guide - Day 11

    The Contrary Way A 30 day Inspirational Guide to the journey back to yourself. Day 11 Walking as a state of being. I followed my breath as I walked. Walking became my breath. The sun warmed my face. My thoughts left. I walked in a state of being. Ever present. Breathe in. Step. Step. Step...
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    The Contray Way - An inspirational Guide - Day 10

    The Contrary Way An 30 day Inspirational Guide to the journey back to yourself. Day 10 Keeping a promise. Up until this point of the return journey I hadn't actually committed to walking the entire 800 kilometers. I had led a small group from Villafranca to Santigo and we stayed in the holy...
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    The Contrary Way - Day 9 A hug from a stranger.

    The Contrary Way An Inspirational Guide to the journey back to yourself. Day 9 - A hug from a stranger. Leaving Cebreiro, my favourite place in the whole world, I felt a tiny shift in my perspective. This Camino journey was something I always wanted to do for myself. My interest was always...
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    The Contrary Way - Day 8 Ground Rush.

    The Contrary Way An Inspirational Guide to the journey back to yourself. Day 8 Ground Rush A tractor carrying a load of manure passes me on the path. It smells. A villager stops to talk to me. She is dressed in old clothes with a scarf around her neck cut from the cloth of blue work overalls...
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    The Contrary Way - Day 7 - Getting Lost

    The Contrary Way - Day 7 Getting lost. An Inspirational Guide to the journey back to yourself. Day 7 - Getting lost. My apologies for not writing recently. My life took a turn off the path and I had to find my way back. On the reverse Camino, the yellow arrows were difficult to find because I...
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    The Contrary Way Day 5 The art of self love.

    The Contrary Way A 30 Day Inspirational Guide to the journey back to yourself. Day 5 - The art of self-love. Before leaving for this Camino, a Native friend of mine gave me a fabric pouch filled with Buffalo Sage, wooden matches and a small white shell that looked a lot like a scallop. She...
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    The Contrary Way - Day 4 - Having an open mind.

    The Contrary Way A 30 Day Inspirational Guide to the journey back home. Day 4 - Having an open mind. Easier said than done. Like life, there are so many different characters on the Camino it's hard not to start judging them. Because I was walking the Camino the reverse way, all the pilgrims...
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    The Contrary Way- Day 3

    The Contrary Way A 30 Day Inspirational Guide to the journey back to yourself. Day 3 - Wear comfortable shoes. On Day 1 we talked about confirming with yourself that you made the choice to be on this journey. Be sure to write down what you are being so you don't forget. ie I am a pilgrim. I am...
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    The Contrary Way - Day 2 How heavy is your backpack?

    Day 2 How heavy is your backpack? The Contrary Way 30 Day Inspirational Guide to the Journey back to yourself. Most of us don't think we walk around life with weight on our backs. As a pilgrim, I learned very quickly that the heavier your backpack is, the more difficult the journey will...
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    The Contrary Way - Day 1

    Day 1 Choosing to be on a journey. The Contrary Way - A 30 Day Inspirational Guide for the journey back to yourself. Before we can accomplish anything in life, we first must choose. Sometimes we make the decision or it's made for us, but in the end it is a choice. Have you chosen to be on...
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    The Contrary Way - A guide for the journey back to yourself.

    The Contrary Way A 30 Day Inspirational Guide for the journey back to yourself. Happy New Year, pilgrims. Here's a gift from me. Last summer I followed same Camino route I did in 2001 but this time I did it in the reverse. My original plan was to use this experience to write a Guide Book...
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    Group Camino with Sue Kenney May 2011

    Are you thinking about walking the Camino but don't want to go alone? For the fifth time, I'm taking with a small group for a 10 day journey on the Camino Frances at the end of May 2011. The unique aspect of this group journey is that you will be coached, prepared and guided before leaving (by...
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    A Canadian pilgrim TV interview

    Enjoy the stories. http://www.tvcogeco.com/huntsville-grav ... sue-kenney Sue
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