Longtime amigo, adventurer, hero and GG family member, Dave Cutherell, is off galavanting in Europe on the Camino de Santiago.

El Camino de Santiago, in English "The Way of Saint James," is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, where legend has it that the remains of Jesus's apostle Saint James the Elder lie. The Camino has existed as a Christian pilgrimage for well over 1,000 years, and there is evidence of a pre-Christian route as well. Throughout the medieval period it was one of the three most important Christian pilgrimages undertaken. Indeed, it was only these pilgrimages–to Jerusalem, to Rome, and to Santiago de Compostela–which could result in a plenary indulgence, which frees a person from the penance due for sins.

We are green with envy and wish him an epic and wondrous journey through Spain. Check out his progress, thoughts, images and gear on his blog Musings of a Hyperactive Traveler. Vaya con dios Hombre

bridge of the queen

(above, Puente la Reina/"Bridge of the Queen")

October 10, 2012 — Brian Fryer