Researching the Walk

The decision to walk was taken rather impulsively in early February. It was always on our list of things to do, and when the free time (two months) presented itself early this year, we jumped into full scale planning for 45 straight days of arduous walking.

From the beginning of February we’ve been reading, watching and listening to all things Camino.

  1. Camino groups on Facebook – so many of them and they’re such a rich source of information on what to carry, where to stay, what to anticipate, what to eat, recommendations on how to keep the feet free of sores after walking miles each day, etc.
  2. Camino websites like,, – they give you all the information you need on routes, distances, elevation, maps, alburgues on the route, history, etc.
  3. Camino movies (The Way) and numerous vlogs on YouTube
  4. Camino literature – both fiction and non-fiction. Here’s a list of some of the books we’ve read in the last month-

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim by Jane Christmas

I’ll Push you by Patrick Gray

Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion

The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho

I’m Off Then – Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago by Hape Kerkeling

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