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.
Mark arrives at Burgos where he stays at a small Albergue run by a secular group of women. Every night a fantastic meal is put on for the pilgrims. Mark feels that when one is getting sick of the camino, little surprises like this happen, that keep one on the way.
Mark has so far experienced rain, mud, and today he walks during a day of extremely strong wind. During such days, humor is the best way to deal with the difficulties.
There is a great spirit of friendship between pilgrims on the camino. People from all round the world walk this ancient pilgrimage route. In this video Mark joins a shared meal at an Albergue, which ends in pilgrims singing songs from their home countries.
As Mark becomes accustom to the daily walking, he experiences a ‘runners high’. The Camino has given him time to think about his life, and in his exuberant state, he decides on the things he wishes to change when he returns home.
Every pilgrim experiences a time on the camino when they question what they are doing and wonder why they are putting themselves through the hardship. In this video, the camino becomes a bit too much for Mark. He is sick of the walking, carrying the extra gear, filming, getting woken up early, the mud and […]
As Mark rests in the ruins of a 11th Century Albergue, he contemplates how many 1,000’s of pilgrims would have walked the camino since the middle ages.