While learning about the Camino de Santiago in 2008 it became clear that Santiago de Compostela, Spain was considered the primary “destination” of the Camino experience. As metaphysical as it may sound, the destination for me is wherever I meet myself. The Camino has a way of showing me what I had just spent my everyday life ignoring with success. The Camino is my opportunity to get quiet, get as real as I ever will, and look deep into what is not working for me. At the same time celebrate who I am, warts and all. This is only a personal assessment of Camino Walks.
A Note From Nancy: Our 2022 Camino Walk has “ended” but the experience will go on and be processed for a long time. This is the last posting of this specific blog.
I will post a daily photo or photos on Instagram until we arrive home later this month. Instagram: jaminmama
The Cultural/Rest Time in Lugo is just what we all needed! We are refreshed and ready to go! Thank you to our followers for your support, encouragement and interest in our journey!
For many of us Pilgrims the trekking poles literally allow us to walk to our destination. Many others do very well without them. For me, the poles have made all the difference. The poles help keep my balance going down steep rock filled trails. Going up hill I can position my poles to help pull me up little by little. I have heard that the movement of the arms in relation to the movement of the legs helps keep inflammation at a minimum.