camino de santiago

September memories & what could have been?

For those on Social media, it’s usual to receive the daily update reminding you what you were doing on this date X number of years ago. Whether it be on Facebook, Instagram or on Google Photos, each day without fail a notification is sent. In that notification is a distraction from what is going on around us and it is a good chance to look back at happier times. Since 2014, September has been my month of choice to walk along the Camino. I know many pilgrims are missing out this year, not just I. I had plans to walk again from Porto toward the end of September but these plans have been pushed back to April 2021. As long as the Camino is there, I will keep aiming to walk it.

Let me take you down memory lane, or should I say, down September lane. I have left a link to each page where you can read about each specific Camino. And sure, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

  • 3rd – 12th September 2014: I walked from St Jean Pied de Port to Belorado on the Camino Francés. My first and only year to walk up and over the Pyrenees. Shout out to Andrea, Dave, Leslie and Bob, my pilgrims buddies. What a way to be introduced to the Napolean route but I enjoyed every second.. I can’t wait to go back. Read about this Camino here.
Leaving Sr Jean Pied de Port in 2014
  • 4th -16th September 2017: I returned to the meseta for the third time and walked from Burgos to Astorga. Some pilgrims seem to dislike this part of the French Way but not me, I find it the most sociable. I did in 2017, meeting pilgrims from all parts of the world. Shout out to June, Billy, Aga, Adam, and many others I have left out. Read about this Camino here.
June leading the way before Ledigos in 2017
  • 11th – 21st September 2018: A short trip across Navarra, but a decision made on the spur of the moment. I walked from Puente la Reina to Burgos and met Carsten, Bruno, Doug, Jim, Kathy and Janet. I haven’t walked the Camino Francés since then. You can read about this Camino here.
Walking with Carsten to Santo Domingo de la Calzada
  • 9th – 19th September 2019: After walking the Camino Inglés in May, I rejoined Carsten and walked from Lisbon on the Camino Portugués. I walked to Agueda due to time constraints however I will be back sometime. I have yet to write a proper blog about this Camino. I found this walk one of the more challenging for a number of reasons.

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