The Camino Diaries

‘We were an odd group made up of three generations, all with different budgets, loyalties, fitness levels and, above all, motivations… I was the only female in a group made up of my new husband, his dogmatic father and a man I had met only twice and knew little about. What could possibly go wrong?’

Experience the landscapes, cuisines and eccentric personalities of the Camino de Santiago, not to mention the tears and tantrums, through this compilation of the candid journals kept by Cilla, her father-in-law and his architect when walking the ancient  pilgrim trail across France and Spain together in 1995.

Much like the medieval pilgrims who walked the same path 800 years before them, as adversities start to take their toll and divergent motivations clash, this unlikely group find themselves inside a walking pressure cooker.  But there are three sides to the story.

The Camino Diaries by Cilla Cole, together with Terry Cole and Tom Keelty, illustrated by Richard Cole.  Published March 2019 by Bad Apple Press.  Cover design by Emma Long of Penguin Creative.

Available through Beachside Bookshop, Avalon Beach; Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale;

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Now also available The Camino Diaries Tea Towel incorporating sketches by Richard Cole; printed on 100% organic cotton; 50 x 70cm.

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