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…
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…
Mt. Rainier National Park
Lessons from the Camino (written in 2012):
Two years ago this month, I walked 180 miles of the Camino de Santiago. Below are a few of the lessons I took from that experience that I thought I would share again! Lessons from the Camino: Judging others and ourselves is the root of most unhappiness I don’t like too much choice-simplicity makes me…
Bike Tour! (Day 10, 11, & 12)
The past few days have been a whirlwind of adventure and lack of phone service…so I’m a bit bit behind in posting. But the following photos are from Doe Bay (Orcas Island), Obstruction Pass State Park (Orcas Island), Lopez Island (Yes, again! We loved it so much we went back!), and Friday Harbor. Some of…
Bike Tour! (Day 6)
Deception Pass State Park to Spencer Spit State Park on Lopez Island: Today was a beautiful, and while fairly short overall, exhausting day! We finally made it to the San Juan Islands and decided to start our time here on the “bicycle island”. Our campsite is amazing, our dinner at the “Love Dog Cafe” was…
Bike Tour! (Day 3)
Today was a 9 mile ride to Ft. Warden State Park and then a wonderful rest day!
Bike Tour! (Day 2)
Today we traded in bike paths and trains for ferries, highways and back roads. We rode from Kingston, WA to Port Townsend, WA for a total of 32 miles. Overall, it was a wonderful day although a bit challenging. The terrain was hilly and the shoulder often disappeared into the moss. In the end, we…