A few weeks ago James (aka Hamez) and I were invited onto Dan Mullins’ My Camino the Podcast. Before replying, I asked Hamez. “Sure,” he said. We all agreed upon a suitable time, a Sunday morning, and we received the zoom invite from Dan.
I’d been listening to Dan’s podcast since 2018 when Hamez and I started planning our 2020 Camino. Spoilers, there was no 2020 Camino for us, or most pilgrims for that matter.
I found Dan’s enthusiasm for the Camino a little addictive. I devoured episodes and listened to several episodes multiple times. The podcast was also a goldmine for tips for things such as albergue or meal locations.
Out 2019 edition of the Brierley guidebook was crammed with my handwritten notes, most derived from the podcast. Come 2022 I had to go through the guidebook page by page to transcribe these notes. We were glad, as many of those suggestions we followed. Some, sadly we couldn’t. For example, Casa Susi in Trabadelo was closed for renovations.
When Dan came into our zoom, there was his familiar voice. It was instantly calming. He was a lovely bloke, not that we expected anything different. Hamez was impressed. The time flew by and we were soon wishing each other a Buen Camino as more pilgrims and stories came to mind. We sadly had to finish up. After all, Dan does this in his spare time.
Our episode was edited and went live a few days later.
Hamez and I were both grateful for the opportunity to share our experience on the Camino. It definitely felt like another wonderful way that the Camino keeps providing.
As Molly Meldrum used to say on Countdown, do yourself a favour and give it a listen.