(Mid) Week Watch – Maggie’s 4 Caminos..

Maggie Woodward is no stranger to this blog and has contributed a number of times. She regularly posts on her own blog – Trepidatious traveller, and I would encourage any future pilgrim to read through her posts for information.

This April, Maggie walked near to 1000km through 4 Caminos – no mean feat. The 4 routes were the Camino Madrid from Madrid to Sahagun, Camino San Salvador from Leon to Oviedo, Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago and finally on to the coast on the Camino Finisterre. You can read daily updates on her blog.

However, Maggie put together a video on YouTube showing how she got on. Great viewing and some of these routes are the future.

Weekend Watch #39 – Along the Way – El Camino de Santiago

It’s been quite a while since I posted a Weekend Watch, so now is a great time to post one of the best videos I have seen. I’ll be honest with you but I wasn’t far from shedding a tear around the 1 minute mark. It confirms my belief that the Camino is much much more than just a walk. Enjoy!

Weekend Watch #38 – Anna Schleicher’s Camino in 2016

Ok it’s not the weekend just yet, but I thought it’s a great time to start posting some great Camino videos from YouTube. This one is less than 2 months old and has already over 8,000 views. Hopefully one day I will be able to post a video as half as good as this. Props to Anna. She seems to have had a blast.

Weekend Watch #37 – Tom Kilman’s Camino

Happy Weekend & Happy Halloween!! It’s that time of the week to post a Camino video! This one is one of the more popular videos on YouTube with over 11,000 views at the time of writing. It is a well put together video of three guys who walk from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago during August 2016. The music is fitting too. I found it funny listening to their opinions of the Meseta and checking into a pension in Fromista. Enjoy!

Weekend Watch #35 – Strangers on the Earth

I first learned of Dane Johansen at the start of last year from the Beyond the Way series. Dane had walked the Camino Frances in 2014 carrying his cello on his back. Each night, he had performed and recorded Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello in churches along the way. He also spoke to pilgrims while walking taking in their stories. I hadn’t looked into this potential documentary until I saw a trailer for this final product “Strangers on the Earth”.

Full details about the release of the documentary can be found on Walktofisterra.com and Sotefilm.com and below is the trailer. I really hope a DVD is available for purchase in the near future. The film is on show at the Vancouver International Film Festival at present and there are plenty of other videos from Dane over on his YouTube channel. Enjoy!