Why does pilgrimage have such a hold on those of us who are not religious, but merely seekers on a path that so many millions have walked before us? Author Imogen Clark talks about her Camino, the highlights and challenges, the lessons learned, and why she still yearns to set off once again.
Imogen Clark is the best-selling author of eight contemporary women’s fiction novels, and has sold over a million books. She recently walked the Camino de Santiago on a variant of the Portuguese route.
- What is pilgrimage and how is it different to just a long walk?
- How “a yearning for setting off” shapes Imogen’s fiction and how it led to her Camino
- Highlights of the route — and memorable moments
- The challenges of the journey
- The gifts of pilgrimage often emerge much later than we expect
- Practicalities of the Portuguese coastal route
- Recommended books