Online: Northern California Chapter, Returning to the Camino by Wheelchair

Nov 19, 2021 4:00PM—5:00PM


Northern California Chapter's Zoom Room

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Join chapter member Rob Nickerson as he shares the story of his recent experience on the Camino.


Betsy walked over 1000 kilometers on eight different sections of various routes of the Camino de Santiago before Alzheimer’s took its toll on her and she lost her ability to walk. But this was not going to prevent her from returning to the Camino. In September 2021 we loaded up her wheelchair along with backpacks and other luggage and headed off to Santiago. We not only navigated the streets of Santiago with her in her wheelchair but also visited Finisterre, Lires, Muxia, and Lugo with the aid of a tour company that carried our luggage and provided car support. This presentation describes her journey and the great experiences she had even if she could not walk.

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This presentation will be recorded.

Presenter Bio: Rob Nickerson is a retired professor at San Francisco State University. He and his wife Betsy started walking the Camino de Santiago in 2013, and together they have walked the Francés, Portugués, and Inglés. Rob is a member of the steering committee of the Northern California Chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino. He has given a number of talks on Camino basics, packing for the Camino, and technology on the Camino.