Sunny Santander

Sunny Santander

Half way along Spain’s North coast is the port of Santander. Famous for its beaches and it’s bank, it’s an important spot along the Camino del Norte.  I cycled into town as my Brittany ferries flagship arrived. Just time

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I looked at these mountains from both sides

I looked at these mountains from both sides

There's nothing like it for realising the distance travelled.  Weeks ago coming out of Burgos I stood and stared at the snow capped mountains away to the north.  Today those same snow capped mountains were away to the south. 

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Martin and the moo cows

Martin and the moo cows

We all love a field of cows, munching, mooing, pooing, and grinding those teeth on the grass.  I stopped at a Camino sign and the sound of the cow bells prompted me to recite my favourite maytime cow poem. 

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Martin in the cathedral

Martin in the cathedral

I can hear brother Martin saying: "nice church!" as we stare at the altarpiece.  Indeed it's one of the gems of medieval European art.  I like the idea of a Martin Mallett name tag finding it's way behind such

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Inspiration.  Where does it come from?

Inspiration. Where does it come from?

I was on a quiet winding road through the hills.  No traffic.  Around every corner and hair pin bend there was a babbling brook, a bank of ferns, and trees coming into leaf.  How do you paint such a

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