Why I Trek
Why I Trek
— Read on carryoncouple.com/2019/08/18/why-i-trek/
You have seen my wife Sue in photographs on this site. Readers of my book have seen her artwork and benefitted from her expert editing. She is the inspiration behind our backpacking trips around Europe. Why does she trek? It is quite a story; check it out by clicking on her blog post above.
See a short slide show about our spring 2018 trek from Tuscany to Vatican City on the Way of St. Francis. Click here.
Self-reflection, humor and a recurring cast of real-life characters create the backdrop for Camino Sunrise: Walking With My Shadows. Follow the author as he learns his worries about coed dorms, bathrooms, and lack of privacy are not the most troublesome extra baggage he packs. Each new day uncovers lessons in camaraderie, acceptance, and hope as Reg confronts disturbing shadows from his past.
A recently retired political science professor and longtime newspaper journalist, Reg was looking forward to expanding his travel experiences, but the trek on the 500-mile trail across Spain took him to places he never imagined.
Reg’s wife Sue illustrated Camino Sunrise with her ink-and-watercolor paintings that appear in color in the ebook. Some are previewed in a slide show on this site. Visit Sue Spittle’s photography blog by clicking here.
The Camino de Santiago is a journey built on 1,200 years of history and travels from the Pyrenees in France to Santiago de Compostela. It has been a pilgrimage for millions from all over the world for centuries.
My wife Sue gathered some of our favorite photographs from our Camino trek for this slide show to accompany Camino Sunrise. Click on the book title to view.