The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage walk across Spain that is also known as The Way of St. James. There are a number of different “Ways” starting at varying places around Europe, but all lead to Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St. James are believed to be buried. Pilgrims have been walking for centuries to Santiago to worship these remains.
We are walking the Camino Frances which is the route that starts at the base of the Pyrenees mountains in France in a small village called St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. After we arrive 780ks later in Santiage de Compostela, we are going to continue on to Finisterre on the coast of Spain.
Finisterre was once considered to be the edge of the world! Pilgrims would make their way there to pray and please the gods. Even though the extra distance adds on an extra 89k, this seems to be an appropriate place to end our Camino and spend some time in reflection of our achievement.
My Camino buddy is my friend Nadine and our exciting journey begins on 28 May when we leave Melbourne, and fly off to Paris for a couple of days before heading to the start of our much anticipated and trained for pilgrimage.
staying at Albergues