Basic Camino information

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.

Camino Frances Yellow


Here is a link to a preview of an upcoming documentary on the Camino.

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:

Time to go

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:

Packing 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)
4 socks
3 underwear
1 light jacket
1 rain jacket
1 pair of walking shoes
1 pair of lightweight shoes for evenings
1 sun hat
1 baseball hat
1 bandana

sleeping bag – rated to 50 degrees
bottom fitted sheet
pillow case
silk sleeping bag liner

6 clothes pins
6 safety pins
velcro straps
plastic spoon (I decided against a fork)

ear plugs
misc pills

camping towel
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
water bottle

TOTAL – 19 pounds


Green bag has one change of clothes, orange bag has sleeping stuff, blue bag has “extra” clothes.