This web site and blog is about the experiences on the Way of Saint James from Le Puy-en-Velay in the Haute-Loire, France to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. It had been an idea for about two years, and after completing the 16 day Southern Upland Way in the borderlands of Scotland, the time came to do something about a longer walk – time to stop dreaming of what was possible and do it! I started the Way of Saint James on 10th May 2010 and arrived in Santiago de Compostela on 11th July 2010.
There are many reasons to do this walk, and each individual has their own. It may be religious, spiritual, a way of separating the past or defining the future. The Way is well marked by scallop shell way marks based on the St James scallop (Pecten maximus). The red and white stripes or the GR65 in France and the yellow arrow in Spain are also a familiar route mark on the Camino in Spain.
This site hopes to provide some experiences collected along the way, photography and inspiration, and to provide some basic information to help you get started.
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All photographs and text on this web site are © Dusty Track 2010.