Most books on the Camino start off with someone having a personal crisis and then deciding to rediscover themselves on the road. Not in our case. We just sort of stumbled into it!
One sunny day in november 2008 we went for a walk. Over lunch we apparently decided not to head back but to continue on southwards. In effect we took our first steps on the Camino.
The preparations, the training, the planning, the good shoes, the good backpacks, the lightweight underwear, the shinsplints and the measures to prevent blisters and bedbugs all didn’t appear until many years of walking later!