Gerry looking out at the Cantabian mountains in Northern Spain whilst walking the Camino Primitivo, (the first Camino de Santiago)
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Do You Dream of Walking the Camino de Santiago?

When I decided to walk the Camino de Santiago I was never in any doubt that I would finish. I had learned about this famous trail years before and almost a decade later I saw pilgrims walking the Camino Frances and I knew that I had to walk too.

I’ve broken these posts into different routes and everything that I write that will help you on that trail (including general Camino information) will be there.

My First Camino de Santiago Blog

Most people had heard of this walk but have no real idea about what the Camino de Santiago is, or what the journey will be like whilst walking the camino.

I walked 800 kilometres across Spain and family and friends were anxious for news and stay abreast of my journey. So I kept a blog. When I decided to walk a second Camino, folks asked me to keep another blog again.

What’s it Like Walking the Camino de Santiago? This is Colleen starting the Camino Frances at Roncesvalles in Spain

Over the years my blog became so much more that just notes to home. I write for me. I love the process of reflection. I lose myself in my thoughts, I learn from them, find focus in them. The process keeps me present and I’m more observant and alert to what is happening around me. 

My blog became an essential part of my journey; indeed there are just two walks where I never blogged and I deeply regret that (although I never blog on group walks as it’s not my experience).

Then We Walked walking club.  Walking the Camino de Santiago from Burgos to Santiago in 2022.  We reached the 100 kilometres to go mark.

Over the years my blogs have been read by thousands of people worldwide (and still counting) and it has grown and evolved into this website. We may now spend weeks and weeks travelling around the world, finding new places to explore and walk but a great deal of Then We Walked is still about walking the Camino.

If you’re interested in reading my old Camino de Santiago journals there are links below :

Gerry on the Camino Portuguese Coastal

Camino Portuguese

September 2021

Walking the Camino Aragones from France

Camino Aragones

July 2021

Fuenta De on the Camino Leboniego

Camino Lebaniego

July 2020

Geese near Tui on the Camino Portuguese

Camino Portuguese

November 2019

beautiful views on the camino primitivo

Camino Primitivo

September 2019

stunning coast on camino norte

Camino Norte

July 2018

Snow in April on the Camino Frances

Camino Frances

April 2018

colleen walking the camino portuguese

Camino Portuguese

November 2017

hand made shells on the camino frances

Camino Frances

May 2017

bulls on the via de la plata

Via de la Plata

September 2016

Burgos Cathedral at Dusk

Camino Frances

April 2015

Colleen at Cruz de Ferro on the Camino Frances in 2014

Camino Frances

September 2014

Are You Planning to Walk the Camino de Santiago?

Walking the Camino is no mean undertaking.  Having walked thousands of Camino miles I have a wealth of knowledge. I use what I’ve learned to help others plan their own walks.

Over time I’ll keep adding posts about the routes that I’ve walked, including some of the less travelled routes like the Camino Lebaniego in the Picos de Europa.

I’ll also add posts about the gear that I use and the tools that I use to plan my own walks. I’ve run workshops at home here in France and over time I plan to include posts such as things to do in Santiago or Porto and even Tipping in Spain. I beleive that the Camino Experience is something that every can enjoy and if in some small way I can help others take their first steps then I’ll be a happy girl!

I have a decade of experience, I’ve walked thousands of camino kilometres and I have led many groups along the Camino that I feel well placed to offer help and assistance to others.

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