Remembering our Camino, our journey to Santiago de Compostella

Pyrenees Pony, Orisson France, Camino de Santiago copyright jmeyersforeman

We are home now, after 7 weeks on the road and it is time to sort, keyword, and process the many photos taken during our time on the camino route from Saint Jean Pied de Port France to Santiago de Compostella Spain.  As we left Orisson the sun was just coming up, and as we walked towards Roncesvalles one of our fellow travellers that day commented that at the rate I was going I would never make it. Stopping as often as I did for one more picture, I was not making great time on the road.  Here the beautiful pony was standing watching the pilgrims pass by.

During October 2012 17,790 pilgrims were received in the Pilgrim’s office in Santiago Spain. Bill and I were among the 20.26% who travelled from St. Jean Pied de Port France, and two of the 631 Canadians to completed the camino. The Pilgrim’s office provides up to date statistics and you might find it interesting to see the who is travelling the camino.

I it is going to be both challenging and interesting to go back through the many photos and notes taken during our walk and hopefully build a complete portfolio. For this images I processed in Nik Silver Effects Pro 2, then reducing the opacity of the layer by 15% I was able to bring in just a hint of the colour that was in the original images. I think it adds a bit of depth, let me know what you think.

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10 thoughts on “Remembering our Camino, our journey to Santiago de Compostella

  1. Glad to see you both home safe and sound – what an adventure. We are off to Saskatoon tomorrow – think we will fly – not walk – back Monday. Talk to you soon.


  2. That is awesome! We debated about how many Canadians were on the trail – 631 who finished in October – that is pretty cool! Met tonnes from Quebec and BC too. Too bad we never quite met up – that would have been fun. Has been great reading your account of the same places and the different experiences.


    1. Hi Anita, we met Canadians from Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, BC, and our home province of Alberta, even a couple from High River! I had heard there was others from Calgary as well! I am glad you are enjoying the stories, and photos. and yes it is too bad we didn’t meet up. If you are ever in the Calgary, Rocky Mountain area let me know! I would love to act as a tour guide.


    1. hi Hiro, 18, 085 pilgrims travelled the camino and were received in the pilgrims office during october 2012, bring the total canadians to 5.64% of those that arrived in Santiago. More info on who travels, how they travel, and where they start their camino is available on through the Pilgrim’s office, for those of us who love stats! There is a link provide above.


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