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Wandering the World

Tomorrow night I'll be giving a talk on the history of the Camino at the Richmond Union Bowling Club. The talk is sponsored by the bespoke walking and travel tour company Wandering the World. If walking the Camino with the support of a tour company is what you're looking for then I'd recommend a chat with Glenyce at Wandering the World. I don't know anyone who is as experienced and passionate about the Camino as she is. I'm not sure if there are seats available for tomorrow night's talk but if you're interested, contact Wandering the World directly:

wanderingtheworld.com.au

Go press!

The wonderful Lin Tobias of La Bella Designs delivered the final proofs of the 2nd edition of A Slow Walk Across Spain to the Melbourne printer this week. So now it's just a matter of waiting for the ink to dry and that big pallet of boxes to arrive. It's looking like they'll be delivered in the 2nd week of November.

If you'd like to be put in a pre-order of a copy or two just email us at watermelon press.com.au

2nd Edition of A Slow Walk Across Spain

Thanks to all who have expressed interest in the 2nd edition of A Slow Walk Across Spain.

Our 3rd walking of the Camino from Sahagun to Finisterre and then on to Muxia was a rich experience. So much was as familiar as an old friend and there were also some big changes.

I'm incorporating this into the next edition of A SLow Walk Across Spain. We've had a few hiccups but are now looking at November for its publication.

Heading for the Pyrenees

In 2 weeks we'll be hoping for a favourable window in the weather so that we can walk the Napoleon Route across the Pyrenees from Saint Jead Pied de Port in the France to Roncesvalles in Spain. From there we'll head to Leon and walk to Santiago and on to Finisterre. With only 3 weeks of walking time we've had to choose where we will begin and end our Camino.

A tour company that we'd recommend

We've been hearing lots of good things about a local tour company, RAW Travel, based in Mornington. They can organise itineraries and accommodation bookings right through to taking guided tours on the Camino (and lots of other local and overseas destination as well). They can organise both walking and cycling Caminos.

A number of people we've met through our Camino workshops have sung RAW Travel's praises so we feel pretty comfortable recommending them.

You can contact RAW Travel on freecall 1300208245.

Author talk at Hawthorn Library

I'll be giving a talk about the Camino and about my book 'A Slow Walk Across Spain' at Hawthorn Library, 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn on Wednesday 20 November at 7pm. It's a great opportunity to meet others interested in the Camino and to find out a little more about this wonderful long distance walk.

Camino Calling

Our workshops are more popular than they've ever been. A lot of the people who come to them stay in touch with us with updates about their preparation or to talk about their journey when they return from Spain. Some people come to a workshop out of curiosity and leave with a newfound intention to walk a Camino. The movie 'The Way' seems to have introduced the Camino to many who would otherwise never have heard of it.

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