There are many Caminos and many ways to walk them. In this presentation, three experienced pilgrims talk about one Camino, the Camino Inglés, and the different ways that they walked it. Emilio Escudero explains how he walked first from A Coruña and then from Ferrol following the traditional approach of carrying his own backpack and staying in albergues. Laurie Ferris describes her walk from Ferrol with her backpack where she stayed in hotels as well as albergues. Finally, Rob Nickerson explains his approach using a tour company to arrange accommodations, meals, and luggage transport in his walk from Ferrol with his wife. All had great but different experiences, which you will hear about in this talk. Maybe after listening to this talk you will walk a different Camino following a different approach. It’s your Camino.
All three presenters are active members of the Northern California Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino and have presented on a number of Camino-related topics. All are anxious to get back to Spain once the pandemic is under control.
Emilio Escudero is a founding member of the Northern California Chapter of American Pilgrims who loves to take pictures on his Caminos. He is a member of the Northern California Chapter steering committee, served on the American Pilgrims Board of Directors and cherishes his work as a hospitalero.
Laurie Ferris is co-coordinator of the Northern California Chapter of American Pilgrims and has hiked the Caminos Portugués, Inglés, Primitivo, and Invierno between 2016 and 2019. She works at UC Berkeley and is an American Pilgrims-trained hospitalera. Laurie enjoys cultivating the spirit of the Camino through the chapter and on her blog, The Camino Provides.
Rob Nickerson and his wife Betsy have walked eight times on the Caminos Francés, Portugués, and Inglés between 2013 and 2019. He has given a number of presentations locally, nationally, and internationally about different aspects of the Camino. Rob is a retired professor of information systems at San Francisco State University.