Camino de Santiago 2016

Every single one of us possesses the strength to attempt something he isn't sure he can accomplish. It can be running a mile, or a 10 k race, or 100 miles. It can be changing a career, losing 5 lbs., or telling someone you love her (or him).
-- Scott Jurek

Old age is the time to be dangerous. Dangerously fun loving, dangerously alive . . . This is the time to do every single thing we can possibly do with all the life we can bring to it. This is the time to live with an edge, with strength, with abandon. There is nothing for which to save our energy. Now it is simply time to spend time well.
-- Joan Chittister

Friday, May 16, 2014

Camino de Santiago

After well over a year's planning, I'm just four days away from departing for Europe to walk the Camino de Santiago. I'm giving myself 37 days to walk the 789 km (490 mile) pilgrimage from St Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago de Compostella, Spain. I've spent countless hours deciding what gear to take, which luxuries I can afford to put on my back. My initial goal was 10% of my body weight but just couldn't go quite that light. My greatest luxury item is my iPad. It will be my main communication with family and friends, and I hope to post from the trail.

So this morning, I'm testing a blogging app to see how easy it will be to post pictures from the Camino from my iPad.

This is a metal sculpture on the Camino at Alto del Perdon depicting the variety of pilgrims who have walked the Camino through the centuries. I should get to it my fourth or fifth day walking.

I'm getting excited!




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  2. Agnes - I'm very excited to follow your journey. Good health and friendships as you carry on. Virginia