Friday, April 18, 2014

El Camino di Santiago—500 miles in 35 days

El Camino di Santiago—500 miles in 35 days. My very good friend and I will be walking the "Way of St James" starting April 21st—YIKES in less than a week we climb on a plane to start our journey.
We start our pilgrimage in St Jean Pied de Pont, France, over the Pyrenees and across the plains of Spain to Santiago de Compostela.
My pack is a little heavier because of my "sketch kit" so she is carrying the "medical kit" (Band-aids and tape). I will be sketching everyday along the route posting from my iPhone…well, that's my plan!
Hope to see you along the way.

Three days until I leave for my pilgrimage. I did a quick drawing last night of my sketch kit which is adding weight to my “sketchimage”.

We start our walk in Jean-Pied-de-Port France at the base of the Pyreness on April 24th with a 22.7 km (14+ miles) hike over the mountains to Roncesvalles. All my stuff is out on the living room floor for another opportunity to lighten my pack, but I can’t see where I can do that!!!

We got pedicures yesterday to get our nails trimmed short for being in hiking boots day after day. I can only imagine what my feet will look like after 35 days in hiking boots…


Shirley said...

Safe travels! I look forward to following you through your daily sketches - and admire your youthful energy.

Jennifer Edwards said...

WOW Jennifer , I am so excited (and envious) for you! Ever since I saw the movie, The Way, I have wanted to hike the Camino! I will be enjoying any posts you are able to make along your journey! Bon Camino!

Suma CM said...

Can't wait to see the before-and-after pics of the nails :) Bon voyage!

Aaron Lewis said...

How exciting!!! I'll look forward to your posts!

Serena Lewis said...

How exciting!!! I'll look forward to your posts!

P.S. - Sorry for the double comment. I didn't realise my son, Aaron, was signed in under his google account.