Leaving Pamplona on Monday morning we crossed through beautiful harvested feilds and forgotten sunflowers, over the mountain and down into more agricultural focused lands we were surrounded by olive trees, vineyards and vegetable patches growing peppers, tamatos and even fig trees to arrive in Peurto le Reine. I had some help on this leg of the journey from some kind hearted fellow Irish folks who lent me their walking sticks so myself and my knee complaint could safely navigate the descent off the mountain. I was very happy to arrive in one peice, and eternally grateful for this show of kindness. Peurto la Reine and it's Romanesque architecture was beautiful where we had a lovely night but an early rise; not with it's benefits ofcourse as we had some fresh pastries to ease the commute to Estella. This walk led through many different towns, and it was a real treat to watch these lovely villages continue on with their daily lives and routines even with pilgrims passing through. Like many of the routes, some kind souls had created a rest area nestled amongst some olive trees; offering refuge and shade to passing pilgrims sho as a sign of gratitude created a handmade game of x's and o's and a library to share with others. With temptatures soaring close to 28°, the arrival to Estella was christened with some chilled red wine and some well deserved rest. #camino#caminodesantiago#adventuretime#adventure
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з кожним днем буде все гарячіше. Палац Мистецтв ожив: сотні подій, сотні людей, сотні книг. .
видали бейджик, одягнули футболку, причепили браслет і сказали не знімати до вечора неділі. режим «усміхатися до кожної людини з такою ж футболкою» увімкнено. таки волонтери то окремий світ, то величезна сім‘я, яку ти ніби знаєш все життя. волонтерство затягнуло мене так само, як і подорожі. люблю-цілую, побачимося завтра :з
I am thankful that my family is loved and blessed. My siblings and I share a very strong bond and I don’t know how I can live without them.
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“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not separate from us. So when we say we’ve lost connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection with ourselves.”- Andy Goldsworthy .
. #wildlifewednesday A bird and a squirrel share a mushroom. Friendships are born in the forests. .
.📸 Barry Young
Expedition L day 48 & 49: 12.9.18. .
Yet more immense landscapes and a huge headwind as I head towards Sarek! .
Day 48: massive day as I pushed 33km to reach a lake. Turns out Sweden has a vast network of ‘seas’ that run across the country. So anyone heading south must either zig zag around the lakes for days or get to a small port and ride the local boat/row. Any boat that I cross a ‘sea’ with I deduct that distance from my total hiking tally.
I’m constantly stopping to look at those damn beautiful colours of the bilberry, heather and grasses laid across the mountain and valleys. It’s mesmerising. Strong headwinds and occasional drizzle. The winds so strong my hair blew into a centre parting. .
Ploughing on as I approached Sarek National Park, the huge snow capped and glacier filled 2000m+ mountains filling the horizon, I kept crossing paths with a Dutch family I had briefly met yesterday. “You are steel Tom, British steel!!”. Shout out to the main man Brahm; the Dutch sailor who skinny dips in the mountains! It was great having the time to get more familiar with Brahm, his daughter and her partner. Good conversations and laughter. We shared a bag of Pilar sweets before bidding our farewells as I carry on south into Sarek and they head east and eventually home. Anyone ever tried Swedish salted liquorice!? It’s mental!! #walkingwild#expeditionlapland
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Come on grab your friends🎶
We'll go through very distant lands🎶
Jake the dog🎶
And Finn the human🎶
The fun will never end🎶
It's adventure time🎶