Camino Frances 2016
The most popular route to Santiago de Compostela is the Camino Frances, made famous by the move, "The Way", by Emilio Esteves and starring his father Martin Sheen. The Camino Frances is 790 km and starts in the small town of St. Jean Pied de Port located on the France side of the Pyrenees. Ever since watching the movie I have dreamed of walking the Camino Frances Route for my first Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage.
I waited until I retired in July 2016 to do my Camino de Santiago pilgrimage so I would not have any time restrictions to complete my journey. It was a wise decision as it literally took me nearly 6 weeks to reach Santiago de Compostela and that includes skipping the Meseeta.
Since I was about to enter a new chapter in my life with my long awaited retirement status, I felt it appropriate that my Camino de Santiago pilgrimage was to be a "Journey for Reflections and Gratitude".