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.
It can be hard to ask for help.
From Porto to Arcos to the beautiful Barcelos, Kiwi carers are ambling their way to Santiago.