Our journey begins.
Well ZomppaB and ZomppaKat commence the Camino de Santiago today, along with our friend, Z. We hope, hope, hope that we make it Santiago healthy and in one piece. Going along the Camino Frances route, we are likely going to meet some fascinating characters from all over the world on this journey.
People walk the Camino for many reasons – religious, spiritual, personal. In addition to a personal and physical challenge, we recognize how fortunate we are to have the opportunity and ability to do this – including trusting that we will have access to and ability to eat food and water along the Way. Not everyone is so fortunate. As the Guardian noted, hunger is a political problem. As everything is connected to food, we want to also dedicate our journey to raising awareness of how to help end hunger and poverty and to help care for our planet.
Beginning in St. Jean Pied de Port, in southern France, we will take you with us and explore good initiatives around the world by highlighting the work of an organization we adore, Heifer International. Heifer is an international nonprofit that “provides livestock, trees, seeds and training in environmentally sound agriculture to families in more than 50 countries, including the United States.”
Heifer has been kind enough to provide us fascinating information about their work around the world, and so each day for the next 35, we will be sharing with you these stories around the world in the spirit of food in fellowship. We hope that you will also spread the word and help support this most important work.
We have given ourselves 35 days to do walk along the Camino Frances, and we are currently in St. Jean Pied de Port.
Today is a good day to begin. Buen Camino!