Camino de Santiago
In the Fall of 2022, I walked the Camino de Santiago.
The Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage walk dates back to the 9th Century and is one of the most famous and sacred pilgrimage walks in the world. Thousands of people complete the Camino de Santiago every year. There are over nine Camino de Santiago routes that all lead to the famous Cathedral of the Apostle, Saint James the Great, in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. I chose the Camino Frances route that starts in Saint Jean Pied de Port, France, proceeds up and over the Pyrenees mountains, crosses northern Spain and ends at Santiago de Compostela. The total distance from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela is 483 miles. After I arrived in Santiago de Compostela, I continued to walk across northern Spain to the the cities of Finisterre (“The End of the Earth” ) and Muxia, both located on the Atlantic Ocean. The total distance I walked from Saint Jean Pied de Port to the Atlantic Ocean was over 560 miles.
My trip was special since my three daughters, Lisa, Lori and Amy, and one of my granddaughters, Elle, joined me in Astorga, Spain and walked with me for over 150 miles to Santiago de Compostela. We are a very close family, but this bonded us forever and created so many fun memories.
Here is a video documenting our journey on the Camino de Santiago.
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