Spend 4 Minutes on the Camino Frances

What is it like to walk from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela? I just found a video that sums it up and edits it down to just 4 minutes. It looks like they walked about the same time last year that we did, and so everything here is so familiar IContinue reading “Spend 4 Minutes on the Camino Frances”

She Walking So Fast (Camino Playlist)

I’ve been neglecting the Camino Playlist recently. So I asked Eric, who is more musically driven than I am, anyway, to tell me about the songs that provided the soundtrack to his Camino. (Just because we went together doesn’t mean that we had the same experience…) Without even thinking, he pointed me to Sylvan Esso’sContinue reading “She Walking So Fast (Camino Playlist)”

What a Wonderful World (Camino Playlist)

I spent last week on vacation, the first that Eric and I have taken since we got back from our Camino adventure eight months ago. Where did we go? To a place full of hiking trails, of course! The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180-kilometer through-hiking trail in British Columbia, about seventy kilometers north ofContinue reading “What a Wonderful World (Camino Playlist)”

Sunny Days (Camino Playlist)

Seattle has been soggy and wet for the past few weeks, with record rainfalls (and for Seattle, that’s saying a lot). As I sit inside, safe and dry, and watch the puddles spread across the whole street, and the grass turn into swamps, I’m thinking a lot about how life as a pilgrim meant beingContinue reading “Sunny Days (Camino Playlist)”

Camino Playlist: The Marching Song

Okay, don’t blame me for this new addition to the Camino Playlist.  This one was all Eric’s fault. And once it starts, it will get stuck in your head for HOURS. However, when I was slogging through the French mud, in the middle of a downpour that wouldn’t end, I learned that making up our own dirtierContinue reading “Camino Playlist: The Marching Song”

Camino Playlist: My Theme Song

So last week I introduced you to the Camino’s official anthem. Today I want to add my own personal anthem to the playlist. Because if you’re going to walk 1600 kilometers with your husband (who is also your best friend and generally favorite person, even on the bad days), there’s no way that this doesn’tContinue reading “Camino Playlist: My Theme Song”

The Camino Theme Song

Did you know that the Camino de Santiago has a theme song? We were ten days into our trip, staying in a former monastery in Conques and sharing dinner with about fifty pilgrims from all over the world (the most we ever saw together in France) when the gite volunteers pulled out an easel, a flipContinue reading “The Camino Theme Song”