My Big Decade: Check out Footprints: The Path of Your Life

We watched this doco, about one and a half hours long, yesterday on Netflix. Eleven questing Christians from Arizona walk the Camino’s northern route (actually, they deviate from the track quite often), closer to 600 kms than 500. As might be expected, I found the endless proselytising maddening, but the location photography is intoxicating and I gained a better feel for the travails of day-on-day hiking than most such films provide. I recommend it if you’re attracted to pilgrimage routes. One of my theoretical (i.e. as yet unprogrammed) Big Years is to “do” a number of the main global pilgrimages within one calendar year. Something beyond the classic religious underpinning of a pilgrimage appeals mightily to my mind and heart.

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