Off We Go!

Sierra Nevada near Granada, Spain painting by John Singer Sargent

We leave for Spain today to walk our first Camino since 2019.

It’s been hard getting ready this time. We feel so much older, and technology seems to thwart us at every turn. We’re walking the less-traveled Camino Mozárabe from Alméria to Granada, Córdoba, and Mérida. We know we will not walk every step of the way, but we look forward to experiencing the stillness of remote places and the rituals of Semana Santa in Granada, Córdoba, and a few small villages in between.

I feel as uncertain, fearful, and unprepared as I did when I set out on my first Camino thirteen years ago. Maybe it is the usual pre-trip jitters, but getting ready has been unusually difficult. It is partly because we are leaving Kent’s book, We Ran Away to Sea, which has occupied us for most of the pandemic, still in progress. We anticipate publication on June 2, 2023. If anyone would like to send us a pre-publication review, even brief, let us know. We’ll send you a PDF review copy. Wish us Buen Camino!

Author: Linnea Hendrickson

I am a retired librarian who walked my first camino to Santiago de Compostela in 2010, all alone from Le Puy-en-Velay to Finisterre. I've since returned to Spain, France, Portugal, or Italy at least every other year and continued to walk the many ways to Santiago.

11 thoughts on “Off We Go!”

      1. Not in the true sense of a Camino. We’re doing 3 weeks of walking this august along the Moselle and Rhine rivers in Germany. Luggage moved and hotels booked. Still walking, just adding the amenities…..ha.

        Buen Camino


  1. Hi Linnea! Wishing you safe and serene travels. Would love to read Kent’s book if you want to send me a pdf. 


    div>Visiting my granddaughter and her family


  2. Linnea, please have a look, if possible, at these (donativo) albergues: Azahar, San Roque Casa Medico, Wolf and Alcalde Carbonero. American Pilgrims has been asked to send volunteers to these by the Camino Mazarabe Association in Almeria. I’d love to know what you think of them!
    And have a wonderful walk, Ultreia!


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