The Camino is full of symbols and rituals, which can be taken literally, dismissed as silly, or taken metaphorically. Pilgrims of all ages and backgrounds seem drawn into these age old rituals. At any way station or significant marker, pilgrims leave stones brought from home, bandanas, luggage tags from flights, […]
Tag: Taking Your Soul for a Stroll
First round of photos. My camera broke. These are rather poor, taking with iPhone through waterproof cover. [nggallery id=13]
We have now walked for four days, and the sun is shining at last. The countryside is stunning on an intimate scale. Three times today I had to move to the side of the trail to let a herd of cattle pass. All of us are walking well, at our […]
A hearty breakfast before setting out.
Today is our third day of walking. You would never know we are in Spain. This part of the country looks and feels like Ireland, lush, green, wooded, hilly, stone fences and houses, slate roofs. The rain has stopped and the temperature has been perfect. It feels like magic lives […]
It is morning of our third day of walking. Here is Michael, from NY. The first two days have been rainy, with spells of teeming rain. And yet, they have been utterly glorious. The sound of cow bells, church bells, the rhythmic sound of walking poles hitting the ground, and […]
A quick and scattered report from Leon, two days before 14 rag tag pilgrims from across Canada and the US start walking. We will walk 160 km, through the province of Galicia to Santiago de Compostela. If you know nothing about the Camino de Santiago, you may want to Google […]