Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Getting ready for a second attept -- June 4. 2014

It's been three years since I unsuccessfully attempted to do the pilgrimage from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in Southern France to Santiago de Compostela, but I am now preparing for another and (given my age -- almost 72) probably final attempt. I fly to Barcelona an June 21, and after about two weeks in the Cataluna region of Spain and Southern France, I'll hit the trail again. Last time I had to turn back because of a shooting pain in my left leg caused by an injured sciatic nerve. I am still susceptible to sciatica in that leg, but this time I am going to try to take it easier on the back (sciatica affects the leg but is actually a problem caused by a pinched nerve in the back, I am told).

I've got most of the stuff gathered together that I plan to take, and now I have to see if it all fits into my backpack. That is one of today's projects.

Entries to this blog may be sparse in the next few days, but beginning with my arrival in Barcelona on June 22, 2014, I plan to write daily journal entries and upload them to the blog every day that I can find WiFi access.

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