About us – This is our Journey

Welcome to our blog! We hope you enjoy walking with us.

Wet …. and …. Dusty …. Roads


This is us – Berto & Corna from sunny South Africa

We love the Lord, we love each other and we love being outdoors. We believe in keeping things simple and having a positive outlook on life.

We’ve walked a very long way (literally and figuratively speaking) … and in the process made some serious decisions that would have an effect on the rest of our lives …

  1. Camino Frances – Spain – 2017 (Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela – 729km)
  2. Portuguese Camino – Portugal & Spain – 2018 (Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela – 620km)
  3. South African Tankwa Camino – 2019 (Calvinia to Ceres in the Northern- & Western Cape Provinces – 256km) … this one was just for fun!

Lessons from the Camino:

Some days you will be walking in sunny weather and you will enjoy beautiful pathways and amazing scenery. And then … other days it might be raining, walkways will be filled with mud and your feet might be killing you – those days, won’t be so great (trust me, I know what I’m talking about πŸ˜‰).

There will be many awe-inspiring moments, and in-between those days, you will experience dismal and downhearted periods … and this … THIS is what LIFE is all about!

At the end of each day, we’ve created amazing opportunities and memories that would last a lifetime!Β It is what WE make of these situations and opportunities (good or bad) … it’s there to conquer and enjoy!

Who’s taking the pictures and who’s writing:

The photo’s on our blog are taken by both Berto and Corna (Berto being the one who is more comfortable with both camera and backpack at the same time) and Corna is the one behind the pen (or laptop).

Enjoy travelling with us and discovering new places – whether it’s on foot or by car (those amazing 4×4 trips) – we’re glad you’re here 🌸.

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  1. Kan nie wag om te begin lees nie!

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    • Hi Jane, thanks for your positive comments. Yes, the Camino is also close to our hearts – we’ve enjoyed this journey thoroughly! I’m still busy uploading the rest of our Portuguese Camino, so keep coming back to our blog – if you would like to see the end of this story πŸ™‚
      Sorry, our contact details must have “slipped” through – I will re-post it on our blog again.
      All the best!


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  4. Bertus en Corna, kan nie wag om alles te lees nie net so vinnig ‘n dag of 6 gelees, asof ek tree vir tree saamstap, Dankie!!

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  5. Thank you for being a frequent visitor on my blog guys! πŸ™‚

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  6. Yes, we always have a choice about our attitude. I’m realizing that as I get older and grow even closer with the Lord, I trust Him so much more–and that is what makes it easier for me to praise Him no matter how I’m feeling or what the circumstances, situations are. He truly is GOOD ALL THE TIME, and He keeps His promise to never leave or forsake us. I’m so glad I’m His and He is mine! May He bless you so abundantly in this new year, 2021. ❀

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  7. Hello there and thanks so much for dropping by my Sri Lankan pages and commenting.

    I am not a religious man myself but I always fancied walking some or all of the Camino de Compostela just as a trip but unfortunately my health has taken a bit of a nosedive so I think it unlikely ever to happen now but I shall certainly enjoy seeing it through your eyes.

    Sterkte (don’t you love translation sites!).

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  8. This is such a great introduction! We love the Lord too. It’s really great reading your blog. πŸ’•πŸŒˆ

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  9. There are so many wonderful things about long distance walking; the exhilaration of reaching the top of a climb; the wonderful views; the warm glow as you take that well earned evening beer and unwind from the day…not to mention taking a breather and just laying in the sun for a while. We will enjoy following you as you walk on future trails.

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    • We could not have said it more perfectly! Besides of the workout physically (which is of course a bonus), it is also the perfect opportunity to clear your mind and find peace within yourself … well, for us at least ☺️.
      Thanks for following us – we hope to continue on more beautiful trails.

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  10. Congrats for your walks!!! I was envisioning myself at some point, on one of these Caminos, but that’s a tough decision I guess. Not excluding the idea, I would love to do one, one day😊

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  11. Hi Corna and Berto
    We so enjoyed meeting you on the Postberg hike, and wow,,,your blog is amazing.
    Please whatsapp your contact details to Alan on ……, we would love to keep in touch.
    Cheers, Nicola and Alan

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    • Hi you guys! Ah, it’s great to hear from you again – and it was nice meeting you as well! We’ve enjoyed spending time with you in nature (our favourite place πŸ˜„). Thanks for the compliment on our blog … and if I’m not mistaken, you are following us as well (that’s nice of you)! I have made contact with Alan – so, now we are connected … maybe we can do a hike together in future or just enjoying a braai with you! Take care, Corna & Berto


  12. It’s so good to meet you this way and hear/read about your travels.

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