Three Years Ago

Three years ago

It is hard to believe, but three years have passed since my pilgrimage. I even celebrated my birthday in France. And from September 13–October 26 I walked the Camino de Santiago.

The Camino de Santiago

Border between France and Spain

There are several spots where a pilgrim may begin the Camino. The most popular is St. Jean Pied-de-Port in France, quite close to border to Spain. The walk is about 800 km to Santiago.

I made the decision to walk every day except for Sundays—a Sabbath from the Sabbath rest if you like.  Which was a good choice, because your feet do need a rest.

People and more people

I did not travel with a group. I was a solo pilgrim. This had its benefits and drawbacks as you may guess. One of the benefits was you make your own schedule. Another benefit was that you meet quite a lot of different people. I met several South Africans on the Camino and quite a few Canadians.

A lot to see and experience

Cathedral in Leon SpainI think one of the greatest assets of the Camino is that you see a variety of different things. There were green mountains, dry flatlands, harvested grapes, fabulous museums, and glorious churches.

 

A time to re-share the experience

Now that three years have passed I think I would like to relive the experience and once again share it with you.

 

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