long distance walking

Happy New Year!

Gail, and I wish you the best for 2020. May you have many beautiful walks across this great planet, discover new things through the lens of your camera and fulfil all your creative urges.




The 2019 Gift List For Long-Distance Walkers

Here are ten gift ideas, in no particular order, for that committed long-distance walker on your list. They range from the absurdly expensive—although serious walkers with a few thousand kilometres under their belts would love these gifts—to small, inexpensive stocking stuffers. All have been tested by Gail and me over the past year on the Andalusian Coast to Coast walk, the Chaucer Way and the first leg of the Via Francigena. That’s a thousand kilometres and 44 days of testing!


Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 11

It’s November, 2019. Gail and I have been back in Winnipeg for six weeks. I’ve been occupied with a book project, just now completed. So it’s time to get back to our Via Francigena pilgrimage, starting where you last saw us. 


Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 4


Guard ostrich

Poppy trail

Canillas de Albaida

Michael: This is the wrong/long way

Guidebook: The right/long way

Us: the long/long way



19.1km/801m ascent/756m descent