Since Barbara passed another aspiring donkey pilgrim on to me, and he has been enthusiastically in touch, sharing his hopes to walk with family and donkeys on the Camino, I have begun to wonder how many people out there have discovered donkeys recently… and why. I have set up a new group on the Santiago Pilgrim Albergue, and that may quickly answer the question.
Ah, OK, nobody else is interested… That’s settled then! On the other hand, it may provide a useful forum for people to explore this possibility. We shall see.
In the meantime, if you want to know more, read the quirky but rather endearing story of Tim Moore’s Spanish Steps: Travels with my donkey. The practical information is minimal, and sometimes wrong, but he captures some of the fun of travelling with donkeys. A good fireside winter read: fantasize about walking the Camino with a donkey, then give up the idea when the daylight gets longer and you realize how much work is involved!
Or stay with the idea and change your life…