Kenya & Uganda 2017

Kenya & Uganda 2017

TRACK MY TOUR LINK Click here to follow me in Kenya and Uganda on TrackMyTour! It will be active from 5/11/2017 to 5/23/2017:  https://trackmytour.com/PCBKL Follow my daily progress with Track My Tour, an IPhone app that lets me take pictures and add comments and will map my progress along the route. I will be updating it hopefully every evening when I have WIFI access.  Don’t be alarmed if I don’t post because there will be days when I might not…

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Track My Tour – Kumano Kodo

Track My Tour – Kumano Kodo

TRACK MY TOUR LINK Click here to Kumano Kodo TrackMyTour! It will be active from 4/2/2017 to 4/21/2017:  https://trackmytour.com/V7Kfl Follow my daily progress with Track My Tour, an IPhone app that lets me take pictures and add comments and will map my progress along the route. I will be updating it hopefully every evening when I have WIFI access.  Don’t be alarmed if I don’t post because there will be days when I might not have access.  Also remember there…

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The Kumano Kodo

The Kumano Kodo

In 2004, two UNESCO World Heritage trails, the Camino de Santiago and the Kumano Kodo signed a “Sister Road” agreement and have been doing some joint marketing.  They have a program that if you walk both trails you can get a special “Dual Pilgrim” designation– all you have to do is document your journey and bring your certified credential from the other trail. I’ll be traveling with a group from the Colorado Mountain Club.  Here is the trip overview from their website….

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My Gear – Kumono Kodo

My Gear – Kumono Kodo

Three weeks in Japan should be easier to pack for than 6 weeks in Spain but it turns out to be very similar because I will basically be doing the same thing just for a shorter amount of time.  Overall I found the process a lot easier this time around because I’m now “experienced” (LOL!) I’m opting to bring one of Wally’s ultralight backpacks this time because it is a little smaller than the one I used in Spain and I’m planning…

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What I “Took Away” from my Camino

What I “Took Away” from my Camino

At the REI Flagship Store in Denver, CO, the Front Range chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino periodically hosts 8×10 Camino presentations.  8 people get 10 minutes to share something about their Camino.  Here is what I shared.  There are good stories behind the photos which illustrate the “lesson learned” — let me know if you want me to elaborate… Click on this link to see my PowerPoint presentation slides: My List to Remember  

Track My Progress on the Camino

Track My Progress on the Camino

TRACK MY TOUR LINK:   https://trackmytour.com/98Cv2 Follow my daily progress with Track My Tour, an IPhone app that lets me take pictures and add comments and will map my progress along the route. I will be updating it hopefully every evening when I have WIFI access.  Don’t be alarmed if I don’t post because there will be days when I might not have access.  Also remember there is an 8 hour time difference ex., 6:00 PM in Denver is 2:00 AM…

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Shell Ceremony

Shell Ceremony

The Scallop Shell is the traditional symbol of a pilgrim on the Way of St James.  The Colorado Front Range Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino held a Scallop Shell Ceremony for about 60 people who are planning to do their first Camino this year. Here I am getting my shell! Here’s the whole happy group — it was a lovely ceremony.   Pilgrims’ Blessing (Modified from the Codex Calixtinus) Guard these who make a pilgrimage to Compostela. May…

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Why am I Walking the Camino?

Why am I Walking the Camino?

The question everyone asks when they hear I’m doing the Camino — is why? Great question — but I don’t have a great answer — all I can say is that it called out to me. In 2014, when Wally was doing his epic bike ride from Key West Florida to Homer Alaska (~7,600 miles) people kept asking me “Wally is doing this big trip — what are you going to do when he gets back?”  At the time I had…

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My Gear Camino

My Gear Camino

What to bring for a 40-day walk across Spain?  Excellent question… All the guide books emphasize not bringing too much stuff.  The basic guideline is no more than 10% of your body weight — my goal was to stay at, or below 20 lbs with water (which weighs 2.2 lbs per liter). To aid me in figuring out what to bring I found this great free app called GearGrams that lets you build a list of your gear with its weight…

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Hello world!

Hello world!

Welcome to my new site — A Good Quest — where I will be documenting my first Camino de Santiago. I almost deleted this default “first WordPress post” but decided that I liked the idea of saying “Hello World!”  It seems apropos for the start of a new adventure. I’ve also had this URL — agoodquest.com — for years.  It was intended to be a coaching site but I never got the project off the ground.  Now it seems like a…

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