Pilgrimage to Santiago, Spain, 2009

On Bob in SantiagoApril 1st 2009, a friend (Peter) and I started our walk from Granada to Santiago – a distance of 750 miles. Peter wanted to raise funds for Leukaemia Research plus complete a long walk. I just wanted to achieve ‘something’ before I became too creaky.

Because the walk was for charity, Peter’s next door neighbour John – a mad Spanish speaking Welshman! – offered to drive an RV (‘recreational vehicle’) for us to stay in each night and to be chef and all-round ‘mum’. The meals he served up each night with only three gas rings were truly superb.

We finally arrived in Santiago on May 12th. Peter raised £1500 for his charity. Without John, who looked after us so well, we would not have achieved this amount.

Our journey took 42 days, 37 walking with 5 rest days – and yes, we both had blisters. For further information if contemplating this walk my e-mail is robert©robertalexander6·wanadoo·co·uk

22 December 2009 Bob     Bob PHOTOS

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