- Camino(s) past & future
- 2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/9, Mont Saint Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 2011, Norte/Primitivo 2013, Norte/Primitivo 2014. Norte 2015, Cami S Jaume/Castellano-Aragonese 2016
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And that is why we form camino groups when we get home. We tell ourselves we want to help others who are interested in the camino. And we do - but also - we really want to be able to talk about the camino to others who are interested and will listen. Ha haI'm not a Camino Snob. I'm so much better... (God, I thank Thee that I am not as other men are... Lk 18:11).
What I am is a Camino Bore. Friends and relatives head for the hills whenever I say "You know, on my last trip to Spain...."
So true.The Camino is one of those instances where: " You had to be there". Many on this forum have admitted to being a "Camino Bore". I'm guilty!I had to co-found a chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino in order to have a fresh group of people tell my Camino stories to.
And that is why we form camino groups when we get home. We tell ourselves we want to help others who are interested in the camino. And we do - but also - we really want to be able to talk about the camino to others who are interested and will listen. Ha ha
well, I guess I am guilty of taking days rest and at times get a private room, who cares it's my Camino and love it.Hi everyone,
This week I was introduced to the term "Camino Snob" by a friend's colleague who has done the Camino three times. He warned me about people who may judge someone because they are not doing the whole 800km of the Camino Frances or who might be sending their bags ahead or who might take a few days along the route to rest a while and stay in a hotel etc etc. I was very surprised and a little perturbed when he mentioned this to me. Does such a thing exist?
Also I think many areas of Europe have worn a version of the kilt. It has come to be a Scottish symbol now, but more because that is where it most recently became a “thing”. I believe that unbifurcated garments have been around since time immemorial.This point of view annoys me to no end as a Canadian who has walked the Camino; or parts thereof, on five occasions, wearing a kilt. I even had a women advise me that I had better move along before her husband arrived as they had "heard" of me and as I had no right to the kilt, he was threatening to "rip it off me".
I spoke to both of them and advised that I had traced my family, from parents, back to 16th century Scotland. My question as to what was the statute of limitations on being proud of ones heritage, seemed to stump them.
As a country of immigrants, we see a variety of "national dress" at various festivals throughout the year. Yes my country's original inhabitants have traditional dress. However, their pre-colonial attire would make for an uncomfortable walk I suspect.
I have to admit I felt a bit snobbish after walking from SJPP to Santiago and beyond to Finesterre and Muxia carrying the entire time. But then I recalled reading in John Brierley's book to beware of those feelings: we are not in a position as pilgrims to judge other pilgrims. The snobbish feelings faded away - and fast!There are so many people walking nowadays that I'm sure you will find EVERYTHING on the caminos. Including snobs - I have myself encountered a man who thought I couldn't be a real pilgrim since I didn't wear heavy boots.
Live and let live, say I.
I would most definetly go ahead with wearing a kilt on the Camino. I have a full Ancient Christy kilt of 8 yards of good Scottish wool. However I would not wear it on the Camino. The care of it as well as the weight and weather variances make it impractical I feel. I wear a hiking kilt of man made material. Google "Hiking or Sport Kilt" if interested.Also I think many areas of Europe have worn a version of the kilt. It has come to be a Scottish symbol now, but more because that is where it most recently became a “thing”. I believe that unbifurcated garments have been around since time immemorial.
i am à Canadian who really wants to walk the Camino kilted. Grandmother of Scottish decent—should someone ask—but I find the kilt a really practical piece of clothing: warm when weather is cold, and cool when weather is warm. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. (Cameron Hunting Weathered, 16oz...haha)
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