This is not just the story of a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Although the author does not labour the point, it is also about his journey back to his Catholic faith that had been on the back burner for many years, a journey that continued after his return to 'the real world' as he researched the content of his book and discovered more about the origin of the Camino.
Is it a religious book, no although there is an underlying theme. Is it a history book, no but the author does introduce the reader to a short background history of early Spain and a more detailed one of the Camino de Santiago. Is it a guide book, no but the prospective pilgrim may find it goes some way to help in organising a daily itinerary if they follow the advice of the title. Hopefully, the reader will find the history informative and the daily journal interesting.
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About the Author
After 32 years working for the University of Ulster, Jordanstown he took early retirement in 2010 with plans to go travelling but those plans involved luxury cruise liners not long distance walking. In 2013, some power inspired him to forsake the easy life, pull on his hiking boots, shoulder his rucksack and exchange a comfortable ship's cabin for basic open dorm mixed gender hostels or albergues as they are known to the pilgrims.
Now in his mid sixties, he still plans to travel by ship but returning to the Camino is also very much a part of his plans