As Mark prepares for the climb into the mountains, he contemplates the mental and physical suffering of his camino journey, and whether it is leading to some purification before arrival at Santiago de Compostela.
Mark reaches Hospital de Orbigo and at the Passo Honroso (the Honourable Pass) re-enacts medieval jousting with a fellow (giant) pilgrim. Mark also tells the story of Knight Don Suero de Quiñones.
On the camino our perspective of time changes. we seem to fit more into a day. Mark injures his shin, which slows his progress. He remembers that St James had a special place in his catholic upbringing.
Camino Miracles. Mark meets an American Professor who tells him how after 40 years of no contact with his estranged daughter, on reaching Santiago he receives an email from her and meets her children for the first time.
Do people have the same experiences on the Camino? Mark has a meditative experience and was surprised to hear from another pilgrim, they had the very same experience, on the very same day. Mark read ‘The Pilgrimage’ by Paulo Coelho before walking the camino. He discusses how his camino experience is very different from that […]
Mark partakes in another shared meal at the restored 12th Century St Nicholas’s Albergue. The video then features some pagan symbology found in a Church on the camino.
Once again, the tedium of walking alone, leads to Mark singing. This time, a song of his own making, about the camino experience. Singing while walking is a common experience of pilgrims on the Way of St James.
Mark moves from the physical to the mental, and the tedium of daily walking leaves him questioning why he is walking the way. Mark is amazed to meet older people, in their 70’s and 80’s walking the camino. Many People walk the camino seeking spiritual or religious understanding, for thanksgiving for, or the hope of […]
As pilgrims walk the camino, it is common for many to sing while they walk. It is interesting the songs that come up out of the subconscious, many from childhood.