El Camino de Santiago

A Spiritual Pilgrimage – Week 1

Photo Essay by Jamie Gominger


Day 1 of the Camino Francés

St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

St. Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Sunrise over the Pyrenees.

Sheep grazing in the fields along the Camino.

Steady climb up the Pyrenees after passing Orisson.

Roncesvalles, Spain.

Monastry converted into a pilgrim’s hostel.

5 euros per night, 120 beds per room

Day 2.

790 kilometers to Santiago.

Fellow pilgrims taking care of some serious blisters.

Typical house in Navarra, Spain.

Day 3.

Passing through the countryside.


Day 4.

Leaving Cizur Menor. Another Camino sunrise.

Golden. Steady climb up to the Alto del Perdon.

One of the many sunflower fields.

Alto del Perdon.

Food trucks. A beacon of hope.


Puente de la Reina.