El Camino is the fabled path that weaves through French and Spanish countryside for 1,000 miles to its hallowed destination at Santiago de Compostella. Hundreds attempt to walk its entirety each year: some succeed, many fail. The author walked the Camino to indulge his love for the outdoors and the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other - day after exhilarating day. Along the way he made friends with fellow pilgrims from all over the world, all travelling for their own different reasons. He was assailed by new experiences and unexpected discoveries - from the pain of blisters and extremes of temperature to encountering kleptomaniacs and fake faith healers and being threatened with arrest in Spain for 'not sleeping'. This is the story of one man's walk, but it speaks to all who see life itself as a journey and are alive to the revelations that an escape to nature can bring. As this book shows, it is rarely the start and the finish that count, but the journey in between.
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Keith Foskett has hiked around 10,000 miles in the last few years and holds a deep respect for the outdoor spaces of this world. He has written three books and contributes to various outdoor publications. In 2012 Keith was shortlisted for Outdoor Personality of the Year by the Great Outdoors Magazine and his second book - The Last Englishman for Outdoor Book of the Year. Partial to a decent bottle of Rioja, down sleeping bags and woollen underwear, he divides his time between walking, running and the odd cycle ride. He was born, and still lives in West Sussex.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007642717