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Grandma's on the Camino: Reflections on a 48-Day Walking Pilgrimage to Santiago
     

Grandma's on the Camino: Reflections on a 48-Day Walking Pilgrimage to Santiago

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by Mary O. Wyman
 

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In Grandma's On the Camino, author Mary O'Hara Wyman, a 72
year old grandmother from San Francisco, relates her 2010 adventures walking 500 miles alone as a pilgrim on the Camino Frances. Her journey takes her from St. Jean Pied de Port in France, across the
Pyrenees to Spain, then westward to the ancient spiritual destination of Santiago de

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In Grandma's On the Camino, author Mary O'Hara Wyman, a 72
year old grandmother from San Francisco, relates her 2010 adventures walking 500 miles alone as a pilgrim on the Camino Frances. Her journey takes her from St. Jean Pied de Port in France, across the
Pyrenees to Spain, then westward to the ancient spiritual destination of Santiago de Compostela.

Through back-home reflections based on journal entries and postcards sent to her grand daughter, Mary describes engaging encounters with pilgrims of all ages and motivations, close-range observations of numerous animals on the trails, and the daily tasks of finding food and a bed each evening.
Readers will gain keen insight into the physical day to day rigors facing a walking pilgrim, as Mary endured several falls on the trails, a serious foot injury, copious rain, mud and unseasonal cold and hot weather.

Grandma's On the Camino will inspire pilgrims and armchair readers of any age with Mary's adventures and coping mechanisms, calmness under pressure, humorous outlook on life and truly spiritual approach to walking the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela. You will walk as a pilgrim with Mary through every word in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477289235
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
11/19/2012
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
513,094
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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Grandma's on the Camino: Reflections on a 48-Day Walking Pilgrimage to Santiago 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It takes a couple of chapters before you get the rhythm of writing for this author.  Once you figure  that out you're good to start walking with her. I found this book a fun read and it took me back to that part of Spain I visited.  As I walked with her I was able to imagine the beauty of the countryside, the simple meals, the different characters she  meets and the inner calmness of soul.   The only lacking (for me) was the outcome of her injured big toe.  She (we) traveled with that pain  her entire journey.   The book was very insightful and gives a good idea of what transpires on The Camino - especially  if you plan on walking The Camino yourself.  Buen Camino!
JudyInTexas More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading "Grandma's on the Camino". Lots of good information. It lets me know I, too, can walk the Camino. I admit to being a bit confused at times because in each chapter, the author first posts what she wrote to her granddaughter during this journey, then adds information from her journal and then reflections from after she returned home. The layout by its nature causes duplication of information. One incident gave me pause... the author borrowed a cooking pot from the kitchen of an albergue (hostel), used it for her "cat- bath' and to soak her feet, then returned it to the lady in charge of the kitchen so she could use the pot to cook supper. The author did "thoroughly scrub" it out but What Was She Thinking!?! If you are thinking of walking the Camino, this book will give you some insight into the journey.