The what and why, sort of.

The Camino de Santiago is a group of ancient pilgrimage routes that end up in Santiago in North Western Spain. The most popular modern trail is the Camino Francés, which is a 500 mile (800 km) journey from the French Pyrenean town of St-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago. I walked part of this route last spring, from Pamplona to Burgos, and in spite of cold, wet, sleet, snow, mud, mud and mud, I was hooked. In March last year, Gerald and I were wending our way down France on the way to a Motorhoming Meet near Valencia. I was dropped off in Pamplona for a few days of walking. We met again at a Campsite just off the Camino and then I walked as far as Burgos when the call of warmer weather and the comfort of my lovely husband and the facilities of our motorhome were a siren’s call I couldn’t resist. The damage had been done, however, and I wanted to finish what I’d started.
We will still be travelling in our motorhome this year (following The Tour de France and then walking in Brittany beckon), but first The Camino.
I think I need to say that I am not a believer, so this is more a walk than a pilgrimage for me.


4 thoughts on “The what and why, sort of.”

    1. I miss you mad lot too. I’ve got various singy stuff on my MP3 to get me through any tough sections (from Abba to Mendelssohn).Tell Ernie to behave! Annie x

  1. Sounds like a tough one Annie!! Mind you, how does it compare to running around after a 3 yr old??!! Hope you have an amazing time, looking forward to seeing some beautiful pics! Best foot forward as they say, :-)) Wxx

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