For me, doing the Camino means celebrating life. It’s my strength, my health, the desire to overcome challenges.

...

My walking stick has been with me since the first time I did the Camino, in 2002. It’s carved with things that are very important to me.

My walking stick has been with me since the first time I did the Camino, in 2002. It’s carved with things that are very important to me. Let’s say it’s my support and my friend. It’s been a help, for me and for other pilgrims who I’ve lent it to when they were having trouble. They told me I had to throw it into the sea at Finisterre. So I cut off a small piece and threw that part in. And I carved “Finisterre” in it. It will stay with me.

For me, doing the Camino means celebrating life. It’s my strength, my health, the desire to overcome challenges.

Each time I do the Camino, it is because it’s somebody’s goal, a loved one. This time it was for my father-in-law.

No matter how hard we try to find the words, the moments we experience are difficult to communicate. Happy times, sharing. Like when we all sang “Singing in the Rain” together.

The Camino has made me smile, overcome challenges and have new experiences. New things that we overcome with a smile on our face.