Ian Hansen and the other family carers walking the Camino Portugues detoured to spend a few hours with staff and elderly residents of Sanitas Vigo. The group then finished the day with more walking on a rainy day in northern Spain.
Most of us have blisters. Some, like mine, even have names.
The Carers Walk for Wellbeing took place in May 2016 along the ancient Camino Portugues, 260 kilometres from Porto, Portugal to Finisterre in Spain. We passed many churches and cathedrals which provided shelter, and sometimes an opportunity to light a candle … make a wish, say a prayer.
Walking the camino is a lot like the journey of caring.
After a few scorching days, down came the rain, turning the Camino Portugues into poop soup as we trek north along mostly rural pathways to Santiago.
At a Sunday market on the way to Valenca.
Family carer Ian Hansen is often the first to arrive after a day of fast walking along the Camino Portugues.
As the rain falls we continue walking … to the end of the world, for carers.