This is the story of an Irish father and his 18 year old daughter and their 500 mile walk together across northern Spain along the ancient pilgrim route to the tomb of St James Peter and Natasha s journey starts in drizzle and wind as they scale Croagh Patrick, Ireland s Holy Mountain in Mayo, before setting off immediately afterwards for the Pyrenees in France There, they start walking the Camino, the Way of St James, to Santiago de Compostela It is a grueling trek over three mountain ranges through fields and valleys, villages, towns and cities, to the lush countryside and forests of Galicia, and eventually to Finisterre, the pagan end of the earth Along the way, they meet a motley collection of other pilgrims with whom they laugh, cry and above all have fun amid moments of high drama, exhilaration and sometimes exhaustion They run with the bulls and parade in a fiesta they pray with the faithful, and explore the Camino s rich Christian and pagan history they stay in its sometimes Spartan pilgrim hostels and appreciate the richness of living simply A lovely book for those who have done the Camino, or like me, are thinking of doing it The Dubliner This is a travel book, certainly, but it is much much, than that It s about family and friendship and camaraderie, and it is, in the end, a wonderfully warm story about the bond between a loving adventurous father and his daughter ready to embrace the world The Irish Mail on Sunday....
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Buen Camino! Reviews
Like many, I have read several books about the Camino. I appreciated the father/daughter perspective. I also appreciated and enjoyed the photo's. I was a tad offended by Peter's inturpretation of American's. Not sure if Peter didn't come across many American's or if he chose not to interact with us. From the 2 or 3 references to American's in this book it would appear that we are all illiterate, drug addicts, fake, with a bad sense of humor. This book is definitely not in my Camino book top 10 but not the worst I've read.
And interesting approach. There experience from different perspectives, very personal. Nice to read about a "functional" father/daughter relationship. If you are looking for a lot of technical details, this is not the book.
GREAT INSIGHT. stories told from both the fathers point of view and his college aged, adult daughters point of view.
Throughly enjoyed the telling of Peter and Natasha's Camino pilgrimage. What fun it must have been for a father and his daughter to share such a magnificent adventure. I wish the pictures had been placed in the narrative instead of at the end (at least it was this way in the Kindle version), but it was still a very enjoyable read.
This is a Camino memoir written from the perspective of a father and a daughter from the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. They start their Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella on Reek Sunday (7/25) by climbing Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, Ireland. Written from the perspective of a father and a daughter, this book is a testimony to the special bond they share. I enjoyed this book from cover to cover.
This is a very well written account of a father and daughters experiences as they walked the Camino De Santiago together. . .I especially liked how each section included the father and daughters experiences seperatly. . .The only downer for me. . .The fathers stories included a lot of the history of each particular section of the Camino they walked . . sometimes more then I cared to hear. . .but other then that, I thoroughly enjoyed the book!
Delightful Father-Daughter adventure on The Camino de Santiago. Great read as I was preparing for my own adventure on the Camino.
I loved this book! It was very well written and interesting to read the different perceptions of both father and daughter! It gave a very insightful account of their journey from both the physical and emotional perspectives. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and would recommend it!