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Notes in the slow lane: walking on the Voie de Vézelay 2016-12-01

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I set out alone from Vézelay in North-central France. All the way to Santiago de Compostela is approximately 1,700 kms. I covered just 300 kms. in 18 days’ not very rapid walking (via Nevers as far as La Souterraine). Aged 73, I’m still hopeful of returning to this beautiful, solitary camino.

During the walk, I sent occasional posts back to England, to celink, a Christian discussion forum, and there seemed to be some interest in these being published in a rather more permanent form. Here therefore, for what they are worth, are my Notes, a little expanded. They don’t purport to be a guide book, but I reflect on what this route is like (the highs and lows). And I consider whether “pilgrimage” isn’t an escape from reality. How can you really call yourself a pilgrim today?

My photographs illustrate the text, which is also available as an e-book via
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