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What’s this all about?

Between 2/8/16 and 12/9/16, with a one week “divertissement” meeting up with my better half and driving around parts of France, I did a “pilgrimage” (French “pèlerinage”) cycling from home in South London to Santiago de Compostela.  It’s something I had told myself I would do when I was, I think, 19 so it was 40 years in the brewing.  I’m back now (19/9/16) and the site and blog didn’t really get going for all sorts of reasons until 9/8/16.  I’ve had an amazing experience and the site and blog will both continue, perhaps until I get round to doing the other “pilgrimage” I promised myself a year or two after that original promise.  That one will from London to Rome and I have it pencilled in for 2021 or therabouts: clearly I can’t wait another 40 years!  The rest of this page contains a few historical entries I’m too obsessional to remove, and the copyright conditions.

Copyright: Everything I put on this site, unless I say explicitly to the contrary, is copyright to me but released under
a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License Creative Commons Licence so anyone can reuse anything without charge provided only that they (a) attribute its roots (a link back to here or the appropriate bit of the site and (b) make what they do with it available to others under the same conditions. Comments on the blog are, of course, the copyright of their authors and I can’t impose any licence conditions on them but I will assume they are probably posting in a similar spirit to mine but check with them if want to reuse their material.  You may need me to contact the person for you and I’ll happily do that.  See my Copyright and sharing blog post for a bit more on this.


OK, I think I have finally, one week into the adventure, got the bones of a web site and blog in place.  Later I’ll have advice on how to contact me but for now, I’m hardly finding time even to read Emails so that really will be later.


At this point (15/8/16) there are a few maps, a few photos and the start of a blog that may touch some of the things I feel I would like to be saying so click on these links or on the menu above and get following and commenting.  I am moderating comments on the blog so your comment won’t appear until/unless I approve it and I’m going to be ruthless about reading, hugely appreciating and even replying personally to, anything that feels as if it’s just to me but I’m only going to approve things that feel if they are really open and invitational toward anyone reading this as part of doing this whole thing (see emerging theme in the blog on “Why do this?”) is about sharing this with a wide community of pilgrims and potential pilgrims or even those who don’t want to do this but feel happy to watch and share.


Nearly a week on (21/8/16) the blog has comments and is developing but still progress here is hampered by the challenges of finding working wifi, internet, time and energy to think sufficiently clearly.