I spent the last week in Bologna. A wonderful university city. Much smaller than Milan, old, scenic and great for walking. Like the Netherlands, the weather has been cold and sometimes wet. Forunately, I have good wet weather gear. It has been a busy week and I haven’t taken many photos. I arrived in good … more


I arrived in Milan late afternoon Thursday after an easy journey. Inge and I flew together to Amsterdam, had coffee at the airport, then wished each other a good pilgrimage (buen camino in Spanish) as she got on a train for Deventer to spend a week with family and friends before setting off on the … more

Off to Europe

  We are  at YVR waiting to board our flight to Amsterdam. Inge will spend a few days in the Netherlands, then begin walking the Camino Francés across Spain to Santiago. I’m off to Italy, first a week of language school in Bologna, then also walking a pilgrimage route, from Florence to Rome. Watch this space … more