Sounds of the Camino de Santiago

The Camino De Santiago has been on my mind lately. I’ve been working on my book, The Long Way West, which covers my last camino and land crossing from Beijing to the foothills of the Pyrenees. It seems so long ago , yet the memories and emotions are still so vivid. I’m already planning my next one: from Le Puy to Saint Jean-Pied-de-Port via the Via Podensis, and then along the Camino del Norte from Irun.

One of things I did differently this time on the camino was to capture some audio clips from The Way. It’s funny how sounds, like like photos, can transport you back to a place or time with such vivid clarity.  I’ve combined the clips into a playlist with a rough chronological order. Just this small sample really sums up so much of the feeling of walking the camino (minus the blisters, of course. Those, you have to experience yourself!) Next time, I plan to record a short clip every day, perhaps with some video too.