On the Camino de Santiago

During the months of October and November 2019, Sally and I are in France and Spain to walk the 500 mile pilgrimage called El Camino de Santiago – The Way of St. James. I will write of this journey in a “sub-blog” accessed through this post, updated through links to individual entries below. My hope is that this makes it easier to follow.

Considering how best to tell this story, I’ve decided to structure it as part travelogue, describing the people, places, and things along the way and part interior monologue, hoping to capture the more emotive and spiritual elements of this journey. Your patience with this approach is appreciated as are any comments on how to improve it going forward.

Why Pilgrimage?

Barcelona to Lourdes

Lourdes to St. Jean Pied de Port

Up to Orrison

Over the Mountain

Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Those Who Need it Most

On to Pamplona

Endurance Test to Puenta La Reina

Puenta la Reina to Estella

Taking Stock in Estella

Back in the Saddle: On to Los Arcos

Camino American Style

Navarrete: Surprises Along the Way

Navarrete to Najera

Leaving the Vineyards

Windswept Into Hostel.B

A Day in the Rain

Journey to Burgos

Contemplations in Burgos

Into the Meseta

Guest Blogger: Sally Berry – First Fortnight on the Way


The Hardest Thing

Just. Keep. Walking.

Found in the Meseta

The Next Step

220 Miles to Santiago

Day of Rest in Leon


For Those We Love

Into the Mountains

Turning Point

Short Timer’s

Las Herrerias

The Mighty Wind

Loss Along the Way

Obvious Secrets

Suffering Together

Peace in the Darkness

Living Well

Arriving in Santiago de Compostela

The Things We Found




Called by Name

The Way

Thank You

Showing 4 comments
  • William Demaree

    I truly enjoy your writings on this walk. It is certainly on my bucket list to make some day… Enjoy your time there. Thanks for sharing

    • Phillip Berry

      Thanks Bill! Keep it on your bucket list for a while – then make it happen 🙂

  • Mary Musholt

    May I follow your Camino blog? I’m Tim Musholt’s mom. Thanks.

    • Phillip Berry

      I would be honored if you did.

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