Last night Scott and I watched a movie called The Way. It was about a man walking the Camino de Santiago, which is a ~800 km walk from southwestern France to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain where Saint James is apparently buried. A lot of people do it as a religious pilgrimage, but you can do it for a non-religious reasons too. It’s supposed to be a journey of personal growth or a spiritual adventure.
The movie was a little more religious than we liked, but the actual journey itself is pretty neat.
I know a girl who has done it. She talked about all the people she met along the way. I wish I had asked her more questions!
It seems most people take 2 to 3 months to do it, but I just found a blog of some person that RAN it in 19 days!!! That’s like running 19 marathons in a row!!!!
I’m not sure I want to do the Camino de Santiago in particular, because approaching St. James on my knees is not really something I care about, but I’ve always wanted to do something big like that kind of trip. Take 6 months off from life and go on a long journey. Remember when I was dreaming of biking from Nunavut to Chile?? Haha. Anyway Scott is keen too, so maybe some day we will take off and go on a really long walk.