Australian pilgrim John Free has kindly sent along some images taken on his most recent Camino. Over the last two years (and three separate attempts) John has walked all stages of the Camino Frances from St-Jean to Muxia.

John has vivid memories of ‘the meseta, which was cold and beautiful and the Camino from Santiago to Finisterre and on to Muxia had some hard walking, but with stunning coastline. It is very useful to undertake a basic ‘Spanish for Travellers’ course. Courtesy words and phrases such as ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘good morning’ make things easier and keep you out of trouble.

I’m hoping to walk the Camino from St-Jean to Santiago June 2014 – start to finish. I have walked all the stages of the Camino but would like the continuity of a complete walk (35 days approx.)’

The photos include the pilgrim statue near Ferro Cruz on a windy day; thatched buildings at O Cebreiro; stinky boots put on window ledge outside a refugio; full dormitory at Samos monastery.

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