Some 11 years ago I undertook a walk on El Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrims route hundreds of years old. Beginning at Le Puy en Velay in France, it weaves through some classic French countryside to the Spanish border where I clipped the tail end of the Pyranees and arrived at Roncesvalles to begin a further 500 miles through Spain.
There are numerous villages, cities and hamlets on this trip that have stayed embedded in my memory since I last walked El Camino. Delve into my little Camino filing cabinet up there and all sorts of images, encounters, feelings and pleasures spill out like a dropped file of papers.
Date: 10th September 2013 Location: Cahors Miles walked: 212.5 Miles left: 787.50 Cahors is a wonderful, large town. As you approach from the hills the whole place can be viewed from your perch like a giant map laid on a table. It nestles in a loop made by the River Lot, […]
Date: September 20th, 2013 Location: Cahors, France Miles walked: 213 Miles left: 787 I strolled down the last street of Cahors following the occasional, teasing glint of brass scallop shells embedded in the streets. The Pont Valantre rose up from her roots in the River Lot, standing firm as she has done for 700 […]
Date: Monday 30th September 2013 Location: Najera, Spain Miles walked: 623 Miles left: 377