About Katy

Midwesterner through and through, preparing to head off, on foot, on a 500-mile, centuries-old pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in NW Spain come spring of 2019.

Follow My Journey

The Camino de Santiago is a 500-mile pilgrimage route across Spain. Follow along as I blog about my journey – both as I prepare (until April 2019) and walk (April – May, 2019)

If only you’d been with me…

If only you’d been with me…

Day 37, Sunday, May 19: Finisterre to Lires + to Lires' beach (21.1 km, 13.1 miles) Yes, if only you'd been with me today! You would have talked with a little snail casting a large shadow as she made her way down the trail, brave little thing... some roosters...

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To the end of the world, with sunshine to spare!

To the end of the world, with sunshine to spare!

Day 36, Saturday May 18: Cee a Finisterre, including to the lighthouse + back to Finisterre (21.56 km, 13.4 miles) No reason to drag this one out, to withhold details, paint the scene, set the stage. No. This day was, as have been so many others, a joy to walk. The...

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Undeserving but extremely grateful!

Undeserving but extremely grateful!

Day 35, Friday, May 17: Lago to Cee + a walk to nearby Corcubión (30.9 km, 19.2 miles) What an absolute blessing this entire day has been! From start to finish! For starters It's a small thing, really, but... last night, in our very wonderful accommodations, with our...

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High and dry!

High and dry!

Day 34, Thursday, May 16: Negreira to Lago (28.8 km, 17.9 miles) Today's mini-miracles Shall we count them? It (almost) didn't rain, and if you had seen the "mist in the mountains" and the low, gray clouds, you would have been, like me, expecting a downpour any...

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On the “way” again!

On the “way” again!

Day 33, Wednesday, May 15: Santiago to Negreira (23 km, 14.3 miles) Can you hear me crow? 'Cuz the news is all good! Ginny is improving by leaps and bounds, lighting up the 4th floor of the Hospital Clínico Universitario with her smile and good will towards all; as of...

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Katy Ratcliff

Katy Ratcliff

That’s me in the photo.  (You probably guessed that.)  Midwesterner through and through.  I was born and raised in…. Well, if you care about all that, check out my (in)complete bio hereFor now, know that I am spending many hours on wooded trails of several counties adjacent to my home in Bloomington, Indiana as I prepare to head off, on foot, on a 500-mile, centuries-old pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in NW Spain come spring of 2019.  “Come with me” as I reflect on my training and then on my experiences as a peregrina (pilgrim).

@katys.camino

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