Walking into the wind

Walking into the wind

…..and getting here to Villafranca Montes de Oca!! The sense of achievement which I am currently feeling is truly astounding after the day I have had. Walking into a wind for over 23km which finally gave way to both wind and rain for the final 8km was tough...
Harder than I imagined!!

Harder than I imagined!!

Well, it’s day 8 now with over a week of walking completed and it’s hard going on both the body and the mind. I have done an enjoyable 13km walk today alongside snow covered mountains reminding me of home, to a town called Naverette where I’ve taken...
4 Seasons in 6 Days..

4 Seasons in 6 Days..

So I started today with snow from Estella and without my walking poles, so an extra 1km to my 21km day but I am here now in Los Arcos. I’m loving Spain!!! I can’t believe I’ve missed this beautiful country and have only been here 3 times. The...

2 Different Days to date

So I made it! All the way to Roncesvalles and a beautiful albergue in a monastery. It rained the entire day and I walked for 7 hours in countryside very reminiscent of the Lake District. The green steep hills with areas of rusty dead bracken, the moving veils of mist,...
Signs of Spring in Bayonne

Signs of Spring in Bayonne

Firstly to all my lovely friends a big ‘thank you’ for all your encouraging messages. I have been blown away by your support, which has helped me in the last few weeks as my fears and anxieties have come up big time! I am sitting in the sunshine in...
Testing the technology!!

Testing the technology!!

So this is my first attempt at posting a blog from my iPhone. Just 2 weeks to go before I start my adventure.  Definitely been feeling lots of anxiety during this past week about leaving the girls, carrying my rucksack, finding my way, getting there etc etc etc. But...
My First Blog Entry & Adventure FAQs!

My First Blog Entry & Adventure FAQs!

Preparations for my forthcoming adventure Hey I am writing my first post on my new website www.ali-baker.com This has been both a challenging and exciting project but my knowledge of technology has increased and I am feeling very chuffed with myself for having a go...