My husband and I have been tracking our daily walks against John Brierley’s Camino de Santiago guidebook.
In the 30 days of April, we walked 310 km (193 imperial miles). If we started at St. Jean Pied de Port in southern France we are now in Hornillos del Camino. We’ve completed a mere 13 of the 33 daily stages outlined in Brierley’s popular guide.
The “real” Camino experience, when we are able to do it, will likely entail twice as much daily walking. Plus hills. And carrying a backpack. Not to mention limited use of a shower, washer, dryer.
If we choose to stay in albuergues, there will be snoring and bedbugs to contend with.
By comparison, our virtual Camino is hardly a physical or mental grind.
But it’s not nothing.
We are walking our own Camino.