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About petercamino

Hello, I plan to walk the Camino de Santiago in memory of my friend, Tony Embrey, who sadly passed away on March 16th 2010. Tony and I had been friends for many years and prior to his death in the Severn Hospice I agreed with him that I would do this walk to raise money for the hospice. Having suffered a heart attack when I initially attempted this walk in September 2007, and subsequently having a quadruple heart bypass, I also wish to support The British Heart Foundation. The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James) is a pilgrimage walk to the city of Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. I have already completed the walk once, in 2008, when I started at St Jean Pied de Port on the French side of the Pyrenees, and finished 500 miles later, in Santigao De Compostela. This year I am setting out from Argagnon in south-west France on 25th March and hope to arrive in Santiago, 600 miles away, in early to mid May, Any support you can give to these worthy causes will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Peter Booth

The Final Total

Hi folks, this will probably be the final post on the blog and it is to let everyone know about the approximate final figure reached with our fundraising effort.  Paul did a fantastic job around the hospital raising mostly cash, … Continue reading

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Peter’s Camino Story – Part 3

It is inevitable that I will have missed some names and I apologise for that but to everybody that I did meet, thank you for your company, your good humour, your friendship and if I bored you with my story, … Continue reading

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Peter’s Camino Story – Part 2

Now for one of the best days on the walk, at Hornillos I met Matthew a fellow English pilgrim (not many of us around) and later had stopped for coffee at Hontanas. The walk from there was down a valley, … Continue reading

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Peter’s Camino Story – Part 1

I feel I should write a little about the last 6 weeks even though Rachel has done such a good job on the blog; thank you darling you are a star! I must begin by thanking Paul for walking with … Continue reading

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Home again!

Peter landed at Stansted at 11am on Friday, and was back in Shropshire by 5pm.  He is settling into his usual routine (still walking the dogs!) and is preparing a blog post so you can all read about his adventures.  … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished!

Peter reached Santiago de Compostela yesterday, after walking 900 km.  He enjoyed a night in a hostel (a room to himself, with en suite!), today he attended the Pilgrims’ Mass in the Cathedral.  He flies back to the UK tomorrow … Continue reading

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Last day tomorrow…

Peter is 20km from Santiago de Compostela, and is looking forward to reaching his destination tomorrow.  He and his new friends Hedwig and Connie will be staying in a hostel, rather than an albergue, which means that they don’t have … Continue reading

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