on 7 February 2015
This is basically an unedited version of the emails the author sent to her family from the Camino. The lack of editing certainly shows, every day we have non-stop beautiful views, lovely people and delicious meals, frequently expressed in the exact same words each day.
Camino books can be valuable either as a practical guide book, or as an exploration of thoughts, experiences and feelings before and during the Camino. Unfortunately this book is neither.
I don't accept that a person can reach the age of 60 without having regrets and losses. The Camino is a wonderful mirror to reflect on these and, if you are lucky, come to some resolution. The rain, the mud, the blisters, the wind, the hills, the wonderful and the appalling people you meet on the way have got to mean something and to deliver some message.
This peregrina seems to bring nothing to the Camino and appears to take nothing away. I'm sure that there is a real human story to her trip but this is certainly not it.