by Barbara Halbig
My pilgrimage on the Camino began in May 2003, took time for seven weeks and resulted in 1081 kilometres. I started in Aragon on the Sompor-Pass which traverses the Pyrenees in the high of 1640 m.
I felt pleasure to go on a long way for a long time, because I wished to be free and independent, free from family, duties and everyday life.
I was used to walking for jogging in the wood near Erlenstegen three times the week. So I was in a good condition and was sure to arrive some time at Santiago de Compostela.
My backpack weighted about 13 kilos. However, after one week I sent back all unnecessary things in a small but expensive parcel. My shoulders should be thankful to me. Read the rest of this entry »