The Camino de Santiago
My decision to take this trip was initiated by the death of my ex-husband. As he neared the end of his life I realized that he was was regretting all the things he would miss doing and seeing. How many of us play it safe… and never really step out of our comfort zone because we risk looking foolish or maybe not being able to achieve it?
I am not the least bit athletic and it has been a joke among my kids for many years. The Camino de Santiago can be started from a number of points. The Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port in France which is probably the most common beginning point, finishes in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and is about 780 km or approximately 500 miles … some what of a daunting task for someone nearing 60. Preparing for this journey will take some time. My planned date for the beginning of my trek will be within the next year, earlier if I can whip myself into shape faster!