Thursday, 10 March 2011

Belay that!

Harry the new dog. He is a caballero. That's not his breed, it's his character.

Although Toad has promised to try to write a blog every day through Lent, he might well have problems doing so for the next few days.
One of his closest friends is not at all well and Toad is going to walk a bit of the Camino with him in mind.
It can't do his friend any harm, and the worst it can do to Toad is kill him. Or make him stronger.

He will get the train to Astorga and walk to Ponferrada if he can. It should take three days. Three days without dogs is a lot for Toad. For light relief and bedtime reading, he will take The Unquiet Grave, by Cyril Connolly.
Toad enjoys Cyril's moaning, self-flagellating and posturing, but dosn't expect anyone else to.


Lynne said...
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Lynne said...

Glad you're back, Toad -
and welcome to Harry the caballero!

FrereRabit said...

Good for you, Paddy. Starting from Astorga is a good choice. From there to Ponferrada is one of my favourite sections of the Camino Frances.

I'm looking forward to reading all about your experiences on the Camino. I hope you manage to bump into Tomas el Templario after Cruz de Ferro. I can just imagine the movements of your eyebrows when Tomas begins to explain his mystical philosophy of life and his God given task as a Templar hospitalero...