It's called Rambling in Britain, Bush Walking in Australia, Tramping in NZ and Hiking in America.

Whatever it's called, welcome to my blog which is simply about journeys and life..... It shares stories, tales and thoughts, in prose, verse, photo and video. WALK ON RAMBLER


Sunday, July 26, 2009


More serious Camino walking up Mt Mitchell on The Dividing Range

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Camino Documentary

Saw this on a forum ( Yahoo Group Santiagobis)

"This spring we will be filming about a half a dozen pilgrims, braiding their stories together as they make this extraordinary journey. One of our subjects will be Annie O'Neil, a comedic actress and spiritual seeker from Los Angeles, on the Camino to overcome her fears, including her unrelenting fear of death. Additionally we will be featuring a professional windsurfer, Juan Pablo Velilla, a 26 year old bilingual Colombian. He walks the Camino to mourn the untimely death of his soulmate/cousin, Francisco. Annie and Juan Pablo's stories will be interwoven with the other featured pilgrims of various nationalities, ages, religious and spiritual beliefs as well as non-believers, each with their own reason to walk this ancient mystical and arduous path. Approximately one fifth of the people who set out to do the Camino don't make it. Will all of our pilgrims make it all the way to Santiago? How will each of them cope with all the challenges? What lessons need be to learned? How does the Camino change them and way they live their life?"

Check out this site

Friday, July 17, 2009

"What's your Hurry?"

"What's your hurry?....there's nothing up ahead that is anything better than it it is right here"

This is a quote from the 60's classic 'Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance' which was a reflection on the meaning of life in a road trip metaphor.
I guess it is about ' stopping to smell the flowers' or about the modern cliche on the journey and not the destination.
The Camino is getting closer and it is beginning to take on a bit of a scary look....the distance is huge....However, We won't be in a hurry actually and we will journey by foot and if not by transport.....

I think the camino will not be about a path but about PEOPLE. It has been more interesting to follow blogs about the people walking than just learn about the WAY
That sounds a bit 'soapy' but I am looking forward to this regardless of how far we walk or pilgrimage

So we will festina lente - hasten slowly

really " what's the hurry?........."

Waterfall Walks and Stops (what's the hurry?") Barrington Tops; North of Sydney ( July 09)