The scallop shell

The scallop shell is the symbol of St James' Way (the Camino), not only a way for pilgrims to self-identify when they attach a shell to their pack, but used as a symbol to mark guideposts and directional arrows along all 12+ routes. In the Middle Ages, the custom was to wear a scallop shell... Continue Reading →

First piece of gear acquired

The trip still feels so far away, but it is quickly becoming a reality and no longer an abstract concept. Plane tickets purchased at New Years. Guide books bought and sufficient initial research completed. Sports bra that fits and isn't trying to choke me to death bought. OK. Fine. But the dirty secret is that... Continue Reading →

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