I have the idea that there is something sacred or holy about making the Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage. This is a walk that several people I know have done. But I thought it was a specific walk in Spain. It turns out that these walks are all over the place You can start in Russia if you want to. But maybe it is not even a pilgrimage. It’s a trek tho. From Bordeaux to Santiago de Compostela it is a 198 day walk. There is nothing holy about this to me. Well, yes, wholly insane. So I did my pilgrimage in Bordeaux. It was just a few blocks but I’m pretty sure I get the points. There are no real written rules that I am aware of, at least not ones handed down from St James, so, you know, it counts. There are various organizations, societies, clubs and legions to which you may attach yourself in some way, shape or form, the most common one was started in 1987. Mm hm, just sayin’
I’m happy with the French Card-Carrying Covid Club (valid in all EU countries) into which I’ve been inducted. There is a document of some sort you get at the end of the Camino but, again, I have my FCCCC document and that’s good enough for me.
Anyway this little clam shell dealio in the street is what makes it a part the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, so, you know, verified in my mind.