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About our Journey
The Swiss Jakobsweg (way of St. James, Camino de Santiago de Compostella) goes almost past
our house door on its way from Lucerne to Geneva on the border with France.
We kept on coming across it in other parts of the country, and so gradually the idea formed to start walking
it from end-to-end in small sections. We started of with a two week holiday in Wald in the Canton of Zürich,
and using public transport managed in day trips (plus one over-night stay) to walk from Constance to the
Brünnig pass on the border of the Canton of Berne.
After that, we took day trips at the weekend to continue on with a goal of reaching Geneva in 2019.
Our ‘Jakobweg' is maybe different to the ‘norm’ although maybe there is no 'norm'.
Anyway, we are restricted in our time availability as Angus is still working.
We started our walk as a way to spend a holiday enabling us to spend time together doing something that we both enjoy - namely walking.
Angus needed to relax and sleep hence the idea of renting a flat for two weeks. This did pose the problem of getting
to each stage or section of our walk but it also allowed us to see that stage in a different way.
It also allowed us to discover different forms of transport to which we were less accustomed, such as postal buses.
Switzerland has an amazing transport system making any journey possible.
Renting a flat also took away the worry of where to spend the night- and the expense.
It allowed us to eat a simple meal at night on returning to the flat as opposed to eating in restaurants- again,
a great expense in Switzerland. After the initial two weeks, we now walk when time allows and we enjoy these days very much.
We think that it is to us what this is all about: it’s enjoying God’s creation and listening to what has to say,
it’s enjoying the discovery of this wonderful country that we have chosen as our home, it’s about the history and diversity and it is about just being together.
Will we reach Compostella? Who knows and right now that is not important.