It was a great way to begin the Semana Santa Holidays – Easter Spring Break week – with pilgrims from around the world. The camino was full of smiles, laughter, and many PEREGRINOS enjoying the blossoming of spring along the way! We began the day with a foggy morning in Galicia enjoying hot cafe con leche, cows grazing in the lush fields of vibrant GALICIAN GREEN from lots of rain during our long LONG winter…, and fresh flowers everywhere. The Camino was a picture perfect postcard day!
Some 500 pilgrims passed us in the early morning in Vilei just next to Barbadelo 3 Km outside of Sarria beginning their pilgrimage week to Santiago de Compostela. Small groups to large speaking languages from around the world – Pilgrims from many countries: England, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Korea, France, USA, Malta, Austria, Poland, Spain Y MAS! We enjoyed meeting, taking pictures and video for this years pilgrims rexistro 108 vilei. BO CAMIÑO!
Video: A special thank you to Laura Neft (Sacramento, CA), Rachel Saunders (Burlington, VT), and Jenna Truglio (New Britain, CT) for sharing a little of their spring break camino adventure.
Photograph: Kalie Halpin (Chicago, IL), Rachel Saunders (Burlington, VT), Jenna Truglio (New Britain, CT), Kelly Lindahl (Maple Grove, MN), Will Lowther (Vienna VA), and Dylan Francis (Los Angeles, CA)