In the Middle Ages a person’s pilgrimage started at their front door (no planes back then). So here’s my start.
Here is a file that contains the route of the Camino de Santiago that I will be following. This is a Google Earth file so you must have Google Earth on an iPad or computer to use it.
Here is a link to a preview of an upcoming documentary on the Camino. http://caminodocumentary.org
The movie “The Way” starring Martin Sheen takes place on and is about the Camino, the movie is on Netflix streaming.
If you are really a glutton for punishment you can read Camino forums at the following website: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/
Well departure day has arrived (oh my), this morning I laid everything out, looked for stuff to eject then made the final pack. Here is my pack list:
2 short sleeve shirts
1 long sleeve shirt
1 merino wool pullover
2 pants/zip off shorts (thanks to Kathleen for pointing out my omission)
1 light jacket
1 rain jacket
1 pair of walking shoes
1 pair of lightweight shoes for evenings
1 sun hat
1 baseball hat
sleeping bag – rated to 50 degrees
bottom fitted sheet
silk sleeping bag liner
6 clothes pins
6 safety pins
plastic spoon (I decided against a fork)
2 reading glasses
draw string day pack
credencial (pilgrims passport)
When I get to France I’ll buy:
small knife with corkscrew
1 walking stick
TOTAL – 19 pounds
Green bag has one change of clothes, orange bag has sleeping stuff, blue bag has “extra” clothes.