Sunday, 8 May 2011
Camino bore: Lincolnshire scallops
But we find that Compostella-consciousness is rather low in England. When in Spain, we met several Irish people, and discovered that Irish radio programmes regularly offer a prize of a camino's-worth of air travel. English people often have never heard of the pilgrimage to Santiago, and when some of it is explained look puzzled and ask 'Are you being sponsored?' St. James' church in Grimsby has been re-named 'Grimsby Minster'; we are a bit alarmed.
But the new film 'The Way' http://www.theway-themovie.com/ will probably go a long way to changing some of that. I hope it doesn't make the thing so popular that there won't be room for me next time.