Help sponsor Ralphy´s next pilgrimage from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela by donating ONE dollar for every (future) step taken… (and participate!?)
Come on, folks, what´s one measly dollar?
The length of the walk is 777 kilometers. If you take two steps for every meter, you come up with 1.554,000 steps. The pilgrimage will start, when the 1 million step mark has been reached. So, please, make publicity for this and help this endeavour to go viral!
Feel free to participate i.e. 1.) to start on the some date (to be determined later) and let´s have a good time together and/or 2.) post the pictures/video´s here on the site, with or without accompanying stories (in your own language!) and this from past, present or future Caminos or 3.) swap a link between your own site/blog and this one. To do this email me at email@example.com(the character before the @ is a zero!) – keep the message short, please!
When the mark has been reached I, Ralphie A Burcke, will hire 2 amateur photographers and 2 amateur camera(wo-)men to record everything, write a story about the events on a daily basis and post all this every day on this site. After we´ve finished, I will make oil paintings about it all, using the photo´s, sketches that I´ve made along the road or a combination of both.
Once we get started I would notify the newspapers, television and whoever else will listen to turn this into a mega-publicity stunt for the Camino de Santiago. Are you with me, people?
In the right hand column I shall introduce a list of countries of origin and a link to where you can post the pictures, videos and stories about your pilgrimage, in your very own language. Or swap a link between our two sites!
I propose to take this next Camino slowly and walk about twenty kilometers a day. This would mean that the length of the whole pilgrimage would come to 38 days. Add a day of fun or rest every week and you come to 43 days(more or less a month and a half).
I would have the guys and girls who record everything hop over each other, meaning that one photographer and one cameraman walk the first leg, while the other two walk the second leg. By ´leg´ I mean the distance from one village untill the next village, town or city, which varies between five K´s and can go up to 17 K´s. After this the first two are driven to the third leg and the next two to the fourth leg. This would give them the time to take it easy, because you can not very well run (or walk) and record at the same time. The emphasis here would be on recording the nature, the pilgrims and the locals, for the monuments can already be seen in tourist guides.