More and more Irish are walking Spain’s Camino de Santiago. What draws them to this epic hike with a heart?
The Travel Writer: Pól Ó Conghaile
‘The whole point is the journey…’
When I finished my Camino, it felt like there were hard-boiled eggs inside my calves. My toes were pillowy with blisters. It was a hike over several days, not weeks, but I felt exhilarated. And the words of one fellow pilgrim, whom I found walking with her companion and a donkey towards Santiago, were ringing in my ears:
“But that’s just the destination. The whole point is the journey.”