Walking again

imageimageimage imageimageThis morning I was able to go for a walk for the first time in 6 weeks, because I have been busy moving to a new apartment.

I really needed the walk and I will do it again on Monday, because if I am going to walk from Assisi to Rome, I need to be able to walk up and down some hills.

These are some photos I took this morning:

Does every camino need purpose?


I have now done two parts of the Camino de Santiago: 

in 2012 from the Pyrenees to Santiago

in 2013 from Le Puy to Cahors.

I’m not sure if it is a correct way of thinking, but I wanted to have a purpose for each journey to the camino, not just passing time. I believe I did in 2012 and 2013.

Now, in 2014, I would like to do part of the camino to Rome, namely from La Verna to Assisi and then to Rome. Strictly speaking, this is not a traditional medieval pilgrimage route, that went over the Alps, through Florence and down the west coast of Italy to Rome. Nevertheless, it is becoming more known, and luckily I have made contact with Sandy, who is doing this camino route now. He is recording his experiences very fully and fluently in his blog caminoist.org.

This can always change, but at the moment, my wishes for this camino would be to follow the footsteps of St Francis, to be part of Italy for a few weeks, and also to visit the SantEgidio community in Rome.

Is this enough, or too much?