The Camino Frances

The Camino Frances

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Celebrating: Hiking and lunch at the Bistro Camino

Dec 23, and 28 rugged hikers joined me on a beautiful hike through Taylor Creek Park. It was about 3 degrees, and the snow was crunchy underfoot.  As Pat B said when she posted this picture: "There is no bad weather, just bad clothes. Layer up."
We walked from Main Subway station to Nostalgia coffee shop, where they managed to serve all of us, and I passed around peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

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Taking a break in Taylor Creek photo by Pat B

Then we headed back down into the Taylor Massey ravine, walking east into Warden Woods. After a stop to hydrate, we crossed back over Pharmacy, and through Dentonia Park Golf Course. We have never been able to do that before, but the gate was open on Pharmacy, so we trudged up and down over the snow covered golf course, then past the Victoria Park subway station, using the pedestrian overpass, arriving at Camino Bistro about 1 pm. We were joined by others who were injured, or who had limited time the day before Christmas eve, and all 38 of us had a splendid meal, featuring roast lamb or chicken, with lots of other choices.

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Mike outside the restaurant - photo by Ingrid

Service was great - love the staff here!

Here is Hiro, pilgrim and chef, beside the dessert buffet. In the background you can see pictures from his many Caminos, and his compostelas. He will be closing for the month of January to walk the Camino Primitivo! Buen Camino, Hiro, and see you on the hikes in February.

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Hiro in front of the dessert buffet Photo by Sandra

It was wonderful to see so many friends out sharing their joy in walking and the Camino.
Merry Christmas, and the best for the New Year to all of you, and Buen Camino on your journeys.

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