In 2011, I walked 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. As I walked, I talked with other female modern-day pilgrims. Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino is about my adventure and the conversations I had with these women.
Learn about the Camino—its beauty and challenges, how to prepare for a long walk, what daily life is like along the way, the changes in perspective and growth, and the lasting friendships that develop.
For me, there is the person I was before the Camino, and the one after. There isn't a day since completing the Camino that I have not thought about it.
I first learned about the Camino in Shirley MacLaine's book "The Camino: A journey of the Spirit." After reading it I wondered why a 60-year old woman would want to do such a thing. Years latter I friend talked about his recent adventures on the Camino, and I was hooked. When my husband asked me how I would like to celebrate my 60th birthday, the was only once answer: to walk the Camino. It was my first long walk.
I hope you will enjoy me along the Way.