The Next Adventure: Camino de Santiago (Via Podiensis—France) July 2023
Two months ago I bought plane tickets to Europe with plans to walk my second Camino, this time the Via Podiensis (also knows as the Chemin du Puy) in France. I walked my first Camino 11 years ago this summer (~175 miles total on the Camino Frances in Northern Spain); a decision that, at the…
Sunset on the Oregon Coast
Sunsets are often beautiful, but sometimes they take your breath away.
Spring on the Oregon Coast
April 13, 2023 I spent the week on the Oregon Coast. It’s been years since I’ve written a blog post, but being out here has pushed me to start writing again. I’m also taking a social media break—at least trying to. I’m one of the people who love to be “in the know,” and I…
My Very First Trail “Run”
About two years ago I decided that I wanted to start running. I was in my mid thirties and office work was keeping me more sedentary than I would have liked. I hated going to the gym, and was not a particularly athletic person, but I did love being outside, so running seemed like…
The Perpetual Vagabond is Back!
Hello Dear Readers! I began this blog in May of 2011, while reading Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way, a book about discovering or recovering our creativity. At that time, I was not only unaware of that fact that creativity was something I had lost, but I also came to understand how that loss was…
Photo: Impressions in the Sand
Happy 2016 from the Oregon Coast!
Photos: December in Forest Park
A beautiful, misty, December hike through Forest Park in Portland Oregon:
A Very Hot June in the Pacific Northwest
This year has been pretty A-typical, weather wise, and June has been no exception. Normally this time of year it is still damp and cool and I have always said that summer starts on July 5th in the Pacific Northwest (as it almost always rains on the 4th). But, this year summer arrived sometime in April.…
Cape Disappointment, WA~New Years Eve
This New Years Eve, I decided to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to the coast. It turned out to be a rare sunny couple of days on the notoriously, cold and wet Washington Coast. It was a beautiful way to ring in 2015!