One week from today, I will begin my solo quest to walk 800 km across the north of Spain on the Camino Frances (The Way of St. James). My starting point will be St. Jean Pied de Port, France and if all goes well, 35 days later I will arrive in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
After three years of planning; an investment in personal training, walking many k’s, recovering from injuries, Spanish lessons, investing in 2 sets of orthotics, 3 different pairs of boots, merino wool clothing and equipment on May1st I will take that first step I’ve dreamed of for so many years. All the research in the world will not prepare you for this trip that will challenge my body, my mind and my spirit. Some have asked me why I am so calm. My answer is I’m just going for a walk, mind you a long walk.
I hope you will join me on my adventure. Click on this link to get a birds-eye view to the villages, towns and cities I will be walking through. I won’t be blogging as frequently as my past trips as I don’t want to be a slave to social media but I will be capturing my thoughts and pics of course to transmit to you when the time is right.
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Please share with your family and friends and send me comments and encouraging messages along the way. Depending how the wifi is, I will attempt a Facebook Live event after my dinner and laundry so you can check in and ask questions etc. around 4:00 pm (Eastern)
Here’s a little video about what I’m taking with me. Enjoy!
¡Gracias por todo su amor, apoyo y amistad! (Thank you for all your love, support and friendship!)