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An article from a Leon news website about a German doctor's mission to plant rose bushes of a particular variety along the Caminos. "Norman Sinclair, this German pilgrim of Venezuelan descent, son of a Filipino and a Spanish woman" though it sounds like a good Scottish name to me!

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My first reaction was a giggle and checking whether the article was published on April the 1st. Then I noticed that the story is older. This article is in English (possibly machine translated) and was published in November 2021. It has photos of Norman Sinclair, a veteran pilgrim from Münsterland (Germany) who is a doctor, although he has been working in his flower shop in Lengerich for several years. Born in Venezuela, he has been living in the German country for 54 years, and between 2010 and 2014 he walked the Camino de Santiago several times, with an accumulated total of almost 5,000 kilometers.

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David Austin of UK has a rose called The Pilgrim: https://eu.davidaustinroses.com/products/the-pilgrim-climbing
I have one outside my front gate. I know that Refugio Gaucelmo in Rabanal also has a very well-established Austin Pilgrim rose in their garden, too. A lovely sentiment.
I got an error message on your link, but was on the correct site, so searched and found https://www.davidaustinroses.com/products/the-pilgrim

Very pretty, and I like that it's yellow like the Camino arrows.

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