On 6 September 2006, I began an 800-kilometre walk along a medieval pilgrimage trail to the tomb of St James the Apostle. Starting from St Jean Pied de Port in France, I followed the Camino francés route and crossed the Pyrenees and Northern Spain to reach Santiago de Compostela.
This tough physical journey was accompanied by an interior - often quite solitary - journey. But having walked part of this route in 2003, I also knew that there would be a lot to share.
Back in 2003, I related my experiences to friends and family in a series of email anecdotes. For my second Camino, I decided to create this blog to share my Camino experiences with a wider audience in the hope of inspiring others to make the journey.
To many people, both religious and not, the popularity of the Camino de Santiago lies in the fact that it mirrors the journey of our lives. The joys, the challenges faced and overcome, the acceptance of our limitations, the help we receive from others along the way and the slow realization that the journey is as important, if not more so, than the eventual destination.
And if all that's not enough, there's the breathtaking scenery and beautiful cultures and history of France and Spain to take in.
As the journey continues to be an immense source of creative and spiritual inspiration for me, I will continue to post images and writings on this site which convey some of the magic and beauty I experienced on the Camino.
Visit the quick guide if you'd like to see what you can find on this blog.
I hope you'll visit every now and again to see what's new. If you wish, you can request to be automatically notified when there are updates.
Please feel free to write to me if you're interested in learning more about the Camino and the pilgrimage experience.
I truly hope you enjoy your visit.