A current thread about “jack Reacher” reminded me about two character I met on Caminos. In about 2010 while finishing trek I met a woman who was a “nun” from Germany that walked with a long cloak and no pack. She wasn’t Catholic but Protestant.this heavy wool cloak had inside pockets in which she carried a few thing. She claimed to live off “aims” or donations. We stayed at the monestary across that way in Santiago and slept in her cloak.she seemed legit and was pleasant. My second acquaintance was a South American guy from Patagonia who looked like a large hobbit and wore no shoes. Around Logrono near the lake . I was walking with a local who said he didn’t speak real Spanish , but something else ? He had a very wide brim hat and from what I could gather had never worn shoes. The soles of his feet were 1/2 inch thick. He could sing songs in his own dialect. Well enough for now, maybe people are telling stories about me.