In 2018 I trekked 500 miles–from south western France to Santiago de Compostela in north western Spain–in memory of my grandmother Aída Trindade. I have far too many photos to share but here are a few.
Fellow “pilgrims”; a French-Swiss-German-Polish-Portuguese/American alliance.
The cloister of Iglesia de San Pedro de la Rúa in the town of Estella.
A cold and rainy day of walking.
A sculpture of the mighty Hemingway in Pamplona.
A medieval mural in the Burgos Cathedral retains its pink-coral color.
Exhausted but smiling in front of a statue symbolizing the Santiago pilgrim in Pedrafita do Cebreiro.
At another monument to the pilgrim at the top of a ridge in Cizur.
The city of León within sight as I hike down a hill.
Friends met along the way.
A field dotted with red poppies.
At the end of my journey.
My two pilgrim’s passports with stamps of the churches, cathedrals, museums, restaurants, and hostels I visited.
Certificate of Completion
Oh to be on the road again…