I got my shell!!!!!!!!!!!! I found this excellent store on Etsy called Spirit of the Camino. All proceeds go to funding the owner's time as a hospitalera comforting pilgrims along the way. I wanted to give a big shout out to the store for several reasons. First, the order arrived WAY before expected! I was … Continue reading I Got My Shell!
We all make mistakes, and I've made several on this Camino prepping adventure. One, however, I really feel bad about and want to rectify right now. Marmot Gear Over the years - and without meaning to - I've amassed a nice collection of Marmot hiking gear. The first "technical" rain jacket I ever bought - … Continue reading Marmot Assessment Correction
There is nothing more iconic than the Camino Shell. They are used on signs and sidewalks to mark the way to Santiago along numerous routes, and actual shells are worn by pilgrims almost ubiquitously. But the origin story of this symbolic scallop is somewhat mysterious. Santiago Since the Camino is literally the way of St. … Continue reading The Camino Shell