Lost in the Fog

With my new novel Lost in the Fog about to be published, in September of 2019 I embarked on a four month trip to France, Spain, Portugal, and the Caribbean. The main reason for the journey was to hike the Camino de Santiago, a 550 mile pilgrimage. With this blog, I am excerpting from the journal I kept and am sharing what made it so special. David Lynch once said "getting lost is beautiful", and my voyage embodied that definition.

October 20th (Sunday) – 11:15 pmAlbergue Aqua, PortomarinToday’s Walk: Sarria to Portomarin Hard to believe, but today J’Nell and I begin the last 100 kilometers (62 miles) to Santiago.  We’ve been walking westward on the Camino for more than five weeks now, and I’m not ready to contemplate the end. Most do this last leg …

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October 18, 2019Day 37 on the CaminoToday’s Walk: O’Cebeiro to Triacastela The municipal albergue in O’Cebeiro has an 8 am check-out time, and stepping outside, the mountain air chills my hands and face.  J’Nell and I have breakfast and then walk over to the stone wall at the edge of town.  It’s too early for …

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October 17th (Thursday) – 9:20 pmO’Cebeiro, Corolo Restaurant & BarToday’s Walk: Vega de Valcarce to O’Cebreiro In the guide book today’s stage was supposed to be nearly 30 kilometers, including a daunting hike up to 4,265 feet.  But J’Nell and I had gotten off the recommended distances/stopping points several towns ago, and instead we chopped …

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