Well today was a 5 hour drive across France to le Puy en Velay. Another beautiful hot day although we had strong winds through the night. I’ve already popped into the cathedral sacristy and had my pilgrim passport stamped, the lady seemed shocked I, a Brit, was walking the whole route… Probably due to my lack of French?! I have to be at church for 7am for a blessing before I depart.



About waytosantiago

The way of St. James is one of the three largest Christian pilgrimages of the world. I intend to walk one of the many routes which begins in le Puy en Velay, France. The route has been trodden by many weary souls, looking for answers, looking for adventure, for the obvious religious reasons, or just walked for the sake of it. I first came across the route about 6 years ago whilst reading Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Pilgrimage’, I decided maybe something could be learnt from spending so much time on the road in solitude. Being the kind of person that lives to work, these ideas were put on hold whilst my life moved steadily forward. Recently I’ve found myself longing for adventure and decided it was time to begin planning. Another thing I decided was if I was going to do this, I may as well try and raise money for charity along the way. So the story begins...
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2 Responses to Stamped

  1. Mike Davey says:

    One small step for Tom … one giant leap for UNICEF!

    Looks amazing mate but I must protest that this is supposed to be hard slog for an amazing cause … with photo’s like that it makes it look like a holiday!

  2. Mike Davey says:

    That was a joke BTW 😉

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