The Camino de Santiago de Compostela

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is a traditional Catholic pilgrimage route across northern Spain to the city of Santiago de Compostela. Here the reputed remains of the apostle Saint James lie.

This route has been followed by pilgrims for over a thousand years. Today many, like myself, who are not Catholic, walk the route for our own spiritual reasons.

My friend Diana and I, walked from just over the French border at Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela and then on to the coast at Finisterra (the end of the Earth).

We walked 500 miles (800 km) in 7 weeks and then took 5 days off by the coast to rest and relax

It was one of the most amazing things I have achieved in my life. Everyday something new presented itself. We met wonderful people and had some amazing experiences.

I am delighted to be able to share some of these fantastic times with you through my web site. I hope my experience inspires you and others to walk the Camino also.

Buen Camino! Sue

Sue on Camino


My Camino 2005   Journey Summary

my camino

An overview of the journey along the Camino: What is the Camino? Where we stayed etc.

Walk with Susan Ann HERE

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Day by day list of where we travelled and the distance walked, with links to each days activities.

Follow us day by day HERE

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Picture Diary   Accommodation

Picture Diary

Nearly 300 pictures of the journey along the camino

Share Sue's memories HERE

Triple bunks

The best and the worst accommodation.

See where we stayed HERE

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Food   My Compostela

Stale Bread

Food ranged from wonderful communal meals: stew and bread, to yesterday's stale bread and sun melted cheese.

What we ate HERE


At the end of the Camino you receive the official Compostela certificate. Also along the route, you obtain a stamp in your pilgrim's passport daily.

Susan Ann's Compostela HERE


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Useful Information    


Details of where to obtain further information about completing the Camino.

Plan you own journey HERE







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