El CAMINO DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
(LOS CAMINOS DEL NORTE)
JUNE 1 - JULY 21, 2006
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is a network of pilgrimage routes across northern Spain and originated sometime in the 9th century with the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle James the Great in Santiago de Compostela. Around the time of the 12th century it ranked with the pilgrimages to Rome and Jerusalem. While the Camino de Frances is probably the most famous and traditional of the ways, the Camino de Norte runs along the coast of northern Spain and the route chosen for this trip.
Seven of us, all women, will begin our venture in the small town of Irun outside of San Sebastian. We will meet ,many of us for the first time, on the 2nd of June in Hondarriba just north of our starting point and familiarize ourselves to the life of a backpack carrying pilgrimage -- sleeping in local hotels, hostels, and possibly farmers' fields.
This web site will chronicle our venture -- sharing experiences, pictures, and sites with all who chose to view. While a journal entry will be made daily -- internet accessibility will determine how often it appears on this site.
With that said:
Come walk with us!!!