• Santiago 2018

    10 June

    Dear Humphrey It’s Day 60 and I have now walked over 1000 miles. I am about 15 miles west of Logroño and will be continuing westwards for another three weeks. Legs etc in pretty good shape but right Achilles v painful when I stop walking! Simple answer is to keep walking and I am now targeting 30 to 40 kilometres…

  • Santiago 2018

    Into Spain

    Dear Humphrey Yes I know it is a while since I last wrote but I got locked out of the system and needed a new password. Thankfully Chrissy Lloyd Owen was there to help, as always. Mum tells me the last letter was too long. I did not know you would be sharing them with her but having looked again…

  • Santiago 2018

    More from Les Landes

    Dear Humphrey Tonight (Monday) I am sharing a two bedded bunk room with a young Parisian Moroccan who was in bed when I arrived at 6.30 and apart from asking me when I was planning to leave only to tell me he was going at 5.30 am, has said nothing and has only risen from his bed to roll one…

  • Santiago 2018

    More news from France

    Dear Humphrey, Hope all well at home. I hear there has been a lot of wedding planning and much progress made in my absence. Your mistress is doing an amazing job in my absence and probably better off without me! Last wrote when in St Jean d’Angely since when there has been more drama of which much more in a…

  • Santiago 2018

    A tribute to Phil

    Dear Humphrey, Here I am in St Jean d’Angely after 20 days walking from Mont St Michel and 38 days from Daisy Farm. My new guide tells me I have 16 days to the Pyrenees and it takes about 4 weeks after that to Compostela. So not far off halfway…but I must not get ahead of myself! This letter will…

  • Santiago 2018

    16 May

    Dear Humphrey I am in the fine city of Niort (well worth a visit) although most of the population seem to be training for a marathon.. runners everywhere.. little wonder as it has some lovely parks running along the Sevre Niortaise river. Also it has one huge Castle built by our Henry 11 and Richard the Lionheart. We were’nt Brexiteers…

  • Santiago 2018

    12 May

    Dear Humphrey Not meaning to bombard you with letters but just thought you might like to see this you tube link I was sent today which explains more about why I undertaking this challenge. Very wet day today. Hard work! your friend and master

  • Santiago 2018

    Montreuil-Bellay

    Dear Humphrey, Here we are in Montreuil-Bellay nearly a third of the way into my journey and so far everything holding up pretty well although I cannot deny being pretty pooped at the end of every day. The early mornings are best, walking through woodland listening to the dawn chorus, neighing horses and friendly frogs.. the reptiles not the people.…