It is doneFor years I have dreamed of walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

When I turned 40, I thought that perhaps putting it off was not the wisest of decisions.

So, emboldened by cerveza, I decided on the spot to try the walk the year I turn 45. This was then moved up two years to 43.

So, I left my home on April 26th, 2008 to walk the Camino. I succeeded, for the most part, and arrived in Santiago de Compestela on May 27, 2008. I then took the bus to Finisterre as I wanted to see the end of the earth. I then took the train down to join my wife Sandy and my two sons Keiran and Aleksander for our travels in Spain. 9 days later we flew to Germany and then finally on July 17th, 2008 we flew back to Canada.

Enjoying siestaThis blog is to track my Camino travels and our family travels in southern Spain (Andalusia) and Germany. We hope you enjoy you stop here and perhaps leave you with a bit of inspiration.

Buen Camino,
Michael Schumann

One Response

  1. Linnea Hendrickson
    Linnea Hendrickson · August 28, 2011 at 11:55:27 · →

    Hello Michael, I had book-marked your blog last year before I walked the Camino, stumbled upon the bookmark this morning while looking for something else — the bog of a friend who is walking right now. I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading it, and that I am still also thinking about how the Camino changed my life, and whether I am still a pilgrim…perhaps? I walked as a fairly recent widow, and married again since I returned home — I tell my husband that I walked a thousand miles for him. I do feel I was blessed. I realize I never finished writing my blog telling of the ending — I plunged right into a new phase in my life when I returned home — but perhaps I can get to it now. I also wrote less on the blog on the Spanish section because I sent more group emails.
    Thank you for thoughtful writing. Buen camino! Linnea