I watched the Camino film, The Way, just before I moved from the UK to Andalucia, Spain.
What a tale of tragedy, friendship, and Camino spirit!
I laughed and cried, as I vicariously walked the Road to Santiago with the main characters led by Martin Sheen. Martin played the grieving father who travelled to the Camino de Santiago to recover his son´s body. His son, Daniel had died in the Pyrenees on the first day of his Camino.
Martin Sheen´s character, Tom decides to take the pilgrimage to Santiago in place of his son and scatters his ashes along the way.
The Way introduces the idea of what pilgrims refer to as “the Camino family,” where strangers along the way band and walk together in little groups, forming a Camino family for the duration of the trip.
Indeed, a Camino family is often for life due to the strength of the connections that are made.
The Way is a wonderful film to learn more about the Camino, to view the spectacular countryside of Northern Spain, and to see why the Camino is such an amazing experience.
If you plan to walk the Camino de Santiago, check out my book, A Wild Woman’s Guide To The Camino de Santiago. I share everything you need to know before you begin your Camino. Read at A Wild Woman’s Guide To The Camino De Santiago or click the link below.
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