Geoffrey's Home
outdoors/pilgrimage
Introduction

The Journey is the Destination

El Camino de Santiago

Hiking the Camino de Santiago

Fetching a Staff in Paris

On the Road to Santiago and Other Journeys

El Camino de Santiago links

Tro Breiz

Around Brittany on the Tro Breiz

A Tro Breiz Album

Tro Breiz links

Contact Me

geoffrey*redgravenstein.com

The Journey is the Destination

I have long been fascinated by the idea of pilgrimage. In college, I focused on the medieval world and subsequently got a big dose of Church and literary history relating to pilgrimages - from Chaucer to the famous pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. At some point, I became mildly obsessed with going to Compostela myself and did so in 1994. Although it was a physically punishing journey, the pilgrimage was profound, exciting and everything I had hoped for. A year later, I joined some of my fellow Santiago pilgrims on another pilgrimage - this time a portion of the circular Tro Breiz route in Brittany. That journey proved to be much less profound and much more of a pleasant vacation with virtually no spiritual element. Nonetheless, I would gladly go wandering again, given time and opportunity.

These pages gather together some of my writings, photos and links related to pilgrimage.

Ultreya!


El Camino de Santiago

Hiking the Camino de Santiago
Short hike description of the pilgrimage route (published in the Trail Center's Trail Companion, Oct./Nov. 1994)
Fetching a Staff in Paris
Account of an adventure on return from Santiago de Compostela
On the Road to Santiago and Other Journeys
A short film script sent out as my holiday greeting for 1994
A Camino de Santiago Album [to be added]
Photos from my pilgrimage (1994)
El Camino de Santiago links

Tro Breiz

Around Brittany on the Tro Breiz
Short description the pilgrimage route and my experiences on several segments in 1995.
A Tro Breiz Album
Photos from my pilgrimage (1995)
Tro Breiz links