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Trip Start Mar 23, 2013
Trip End May 05, 2013

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Its almost here!!!  I am about to start my 800 km pilgrimage walk to Santiago De Compostela.  I fly this Saturday at 7am after getting up at OMG o'clock to get to Gatwick.  I have planned this trip and trained hard for the last 9 months, as you will see in the photo of me training in the Peak District snow!  I have really enjoyed getting fit and my 9 month journey so far.

There is a part of the journey where pilgrims leave a pebble by an old cross at Cruce de Ferro.  In old days the rock you carried was the size of your sins!!!  Today, its usually from home or a special place that you want to remember or maybe forget!  As a clean living lad I have a PEBBLE, picture attached. Its from a garden in Brighton, I choose it at random but loved the shape.

I have been asked if I am being sponsored, I have to be honest and say this is really just for me.  However there is a charity I support called Life box at It sends medical devices that monitor oxygen in the blood to developing countries.  These little devices have save hundreds of thousands of lives so help if you can.

Anyway, I hope you will enjoy sharing my journey, forgive my spelling and wish me Godspeed. x
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Judith Emburey on

Have an absolutely fantastic time Doug....I know how much you have been looking forward to this trip...xx

Ian Chell on

Good luck mate - we'll be with you in spirit! Best wishes Ian

IPW on

Where's the donkey?

Geoff Smith on

Good Luck Doug. Hope you find what you are looking for.

Iain McIvor on

I thought I was the one who likes the dark haired beauties. Bye the way,she wishes you good luck on your journey.

It is a long walk just to get a date.

Take care travel safe, and try to come back in one piece.



Kath J on

Good Luck Doug and much success to you and your feet! :-)
Take care, love it and live it. xxx

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