So, I wrote a travel book which covers my Camino, lessons learnt and how I have incorporated it into my daily life after completing it. As I did it within my 40 years in my 40s challenge, I wanted to also share it on this blog especially as I’m sure it impacted my travel and interactions afterwards. Yes, this is my travel book and no, this is not the one I may have already mentioned. The book I’ve recently written and uploaded to Kindle as an e-book is called ‘We all walk our own Camino’ and is about my Camino journey and how it has affected me and my life.
The Camino de Santiago is a journey I have been called to do for years now, prior to becoming a Buddhist and also since choosing Buddhism as my path. In fact, the calls have become more frequent over the last 20 years which proved to me that it is a journey open to all irrelevant of all those labels we or others like to bestow on us.
This was posted in June last year but I actually made my walk to Finisterre and my Camino ended on 23rd May, a very poignant day for me and it was lovely to do something so productive.
As I woke up in Cee, I could already feel my body was more relaxed than other days and that’s no doubt due to knowing that this was the day I would end my pilgrimage in Finisterre.
I took my time eating breakfast and getting ready to start walking as after all I only had 12km left before I reached Finisterre. After that there would be a 6.4km round trip to the lighthouse awaiting me.
Last year this posted in June despite the actual day being the 22nd May. It just took me a while to write and post it as I simply didn’t want to accept that my Camino was coming to an end.
I have looked forward to this post from the day I did this walk as it is certainly one of my favourites on the Camino.
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For now, please read on for my personal views on my Camino.
This was posted last year much later than it happened. This time I’m posting it on the 21st May which is the date I made this walk last year.
Just as this long stretch took me closer to the end of my pilgrimage at Finisterre, this post brings me closer to my final Camino travel post. Well for this Camino anyway!
Read on for my view of my Camino.
This was posted last year much later than the day it happened as I couldn’t bring myself to write it and acknowledge that the Camino was finished. This year I’m posting it on May 20th which is the date it took place on last year.
I am writing this post over a month after having completed the Camino but as with the last post, everything is as though it was yesterday. I have no doubt delayed this post as it is close to the final one and then I will have to admit that it is over in the physical sense. I had planned to write the whole walk in one post, however as I was typing away I realised that the post would be too long that way as there was so much to say and I was still only on the first day.
My walk into Santiago was on 18th May last year, however when I originally wrote this it was weeks later.
I set off from Rua the morning of 18th May so I’m aware that I’m writing this weeks later on 10th June. Despite that gap, I know that I haven’t forgotten a single minute of that walk. Setting off I knew that I would end my walk to Santiago that day rather than just getting closer.
This was originally posted on beingthebestyoucanbeblog.wordpress.com on 10th June however this time I’m posting it on the 18th May which is when I arrived in Santiago last year.
This is indeed how I talk to people about my Camino. I’m a Proclaimer and if you grew up listening to the group ‘the Proclaimers’ as I did then you will of course know I’m talking about their song ‘I’m gonna be’. I often found myself walking along singing ‘but I would walk 500 miles’ however I didn’t add in the next line ‘And I would walk 500 more’ as I’m happy to leave that for the medieval pilgrims and any other modern ones who wish to walk both ways.
So yes, now that I’ve walked to Santiago from St Jean Pied de Port and have the certificate to prove it I can say quite honestly that as well as being a pilgrim, I am also a Proclaimer!
This was posted on this day last year on travelalphabetabc.wordpress.com as part of my Camino journey.
So I am now in Rua on my final night before reaching Santiago tomorrow and I thought I should post now and leave Santiago to have it’s own post.
This is a travel post of what I have noticed along my Camino so of course you may have done it differently and that’s ok as we walk our own Camino. If you’re looking more for what the Camino can bring to you personally then please read beingthebestyoucanbeblog.wordpress.com as I will be updating it shortly.
If you wish to know how crazy and packed the Camino gets once you enter Sarria then please read on.
This was posted a year ago on travelalphabetabc.wordpress.com as part of my Camino journey.
I’m sitting in my room in Melide not on a rest day but I find myself with time before dinner and wanted to post before Santiago. I think it’s right to break up the last parts rather than writing about it in one go. If you’re looking more for what the Camino can offer you personally then check out my other posts on beingthebestyoucanbeblog.wordpress.com which I will update soon.
I can’t believe I will be in Santiago on Friday which is maybe why I wish to go back and write about the past few days.