Preparing to walk across Spain! Camino de Santiago de Compostela (753 km) here we come! (Glen)

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Julie and I have decided to do the Camino de Santiago. There are many routes to Santiago, we are taking the “French Way”.  On May 8, we will depart from St. Jean Pied de Port (France), hike over the Pyrenees into Spain. Then, we will walk the entire length of the Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela.  It will take us nearly 40 days.  We will complete the walk on June 16.  We’ll post a bit more about our decision to do “The Camino” before we leave, however once we head out we won’t be doing any posting.  We’ve decided to go silent during the duration of the hike.


On Sunday, to prepare, Julie and I decided to take a hike up to Mount Tibidabo.  There it is circled. I took this picture from the balcony of our apartment. It gives you a perspective of how far it is to there and back – a very walkable 22 kilometers.

There is a beautiful church and statue of Christ with outstretched arms over Barcelona.  See pics below for a better view of the church. We can see it from our balcony of our apartment.

The hike was fantastic.  It was a beautiful, sunny, spring day.  We were amazed at the terrain and flora.  It is so different just a few miles north of Barcelona.  We could see, smell, and feel Springtime on the walk. Here are a few pics of our adventure.




  1. OMG! You two are AMAZING!!! Good luck and I will look forward to your post when you return.Its a little scary to think of not hearing from you for 40 days! Will you be able to use your phone? We will all pray for a safe return with no blisters!!!
    Aunt Babs

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  2. That is ambitious and awesome You two rock and you worry the you know what outta me! I know you’re praying so I’ll calm down. What an adventure, you have to be considering a book (with lots of paintings and pictures.) Love you two like crazy. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.


  3. Buen Camino folks. I note from the date that you have likely already left, so safe journey. It’s a shame you won’t be posting as you go, it would have been awesome to keep up with your travels. meanwhile have a wonderful walk.


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