ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Take your soul for a stroll this October.

Los amigos buenos días,

I was sorry to learn that one of our twelve travellers to walk the last hundred
miles of the Camino de Santiago this October has had to cancel. TAKING YOUR SOUL FOR A STROLL: A hundred miles on the Camino de Santiago.

I would now like to open that vacancy to one of you.

The Camino is the crown jewel of European walking trails and is an ancient
pilgrimage route through exquisite and varied landsapces of Northen Spain.

I walked 500 miles of the Camino on my own in 2010. Some of you read My
Camino Chronicle

One of the lasting lessons I brought home with me is how vital walking has
become for me – both the sheer pleasure of moving through space on my own steam and at my own pace and the wonderful way walking helps me to relect and to ponder.

I now look forward to sharing the most beautiful part of it with a small group
fellow travellers. We will enjoy the beauty of the varied landscape and undergo
demands on our bodies but wiithout the rigours of carrying our own packs or
staying in crowded accommodation. And we will wind down at the end of each day
over good food and wine and shared experiences.

Henry David Thoreau knew the wisdom of walking.

“My desire for knowledge is intermittent; but my desire to bathe my head in
atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant.”

And here is what Phil Cousineau has to say about that it means to be a pilgrim.

“The pilgrim is a poetic traveler, one who believes that there is poetry on the
road, at the heart of everything.”

Persons considering the Camino always have lots of questions, mainly about the
level of fitness required. I am happy to talk to any of you who wish to know
more. ann.kirland@classicalpursuits.com.

Ven con nosotros,


One Comment

  1. Gary Schoepfel

    Hello Ann,

    In response to your Camino note, I want to share one of my favorite few lines on walking. Mr. Emerson states that “Few men know how to take a walk. The qualifications…are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for Nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.” It sounds like a very good prescription for living.

    Gary Schoepfel

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