El Camino de Santiago

A Spiritual Pilgrimage – Week 5

Photo Essay by Jamie Gominger

Day 30.

Hiking through Galician forests.

Memorial along the Camino.

Notes left dedicated to loved ones who’ve passed.

Camino friends in Sarria.

100 km to Santiago.

Day 31.

Resting and writing.

Day 33.

Nearly there. Passing through a forest of eucalyptus trees in the rain. Magical.

Day 34. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. 

Elation and exhaustion.

Pilgrim’s passport.

The “Compostela”, a certificate of completion.

Some say it’s a ticket to heaven.

Never thought I’d be capable of pushing

myself so far…finished

strong on the last day!