20th of March – Why Do It?

by | Feb 20, 2015 | Blog, Preparations, Reflections | 4 comments

Why walk the Camino de Santiago?

Many people have asked me that….   And I often ask myself.  But I never doubt the ‘draw’ of the Camino de Santiago, which is powerful for many Pilgrims to be.

Some walk the Camino for religious reasons.  Some to reflect and deal with issues in their life.

For me it’s a bit of everything.

A chance to ‘unplug‘ from work and the day to day.  Running my own businesses for the last 18 years has left little time to really do that, other than short holidays with my laptop or iPhone within easy reach and frequent checking of emails….

It’s also a chance to totally unwind and reflect.

I’ve heard that it takes 7-10 days of walking on the Camino for that process to really start.  That’s why I chose one of the longer routes to walk.

And discovery.  I’ll walk with an open mind.

It’s the inner journey that attracts me to the Camino just as much as the physical journey.

Hence the ‘title’ of this website.  In Search of SantiagoWho knows what I’ll find along the Way…..or what will find me?

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  1. Dawn

    Hi Rob

    At about 20 minutes into your film you mention a name of a ruck sack a couple is using. I am unable to workout what your call them. Something like Army Hacks??

  2. Oscar

    Hi Rob,

    I’m doing the camino this September! I saw that you attached a patch into your osprey backpack! I also have an osprey and want to attach my own patch! Did you sew it or glue it? Any info would be highly appreciated it! Thanks

    • Rob

      Hi. I glued it. Best to get advice from a hardware store on which glue to use. In case you burn a hole in your pack!

      I used Parfix Gel Bond. Suitable for leather, canvas etc. Maybe you can look it up on the net and try to find a similar one?



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