The Elkin Tribune | Elkin hiking enthusiast Bob Hillyer shared Camino experience at Elkin Public Library

Monday night at the Elkin Public Library local hiking advocated Bob Hillyer gave a presentation on his experience hiking the Camino. Highlighting the history and sharing information about the environment merely complemented the tales from the trail.

“Whenever I talk about the Camino I get excited,” stated Hillyer, who also restrained obvious emotion as he remembered his experience.

The best known trail in the world, the Camino got its start in 961 C.E. when a stone boat with the bones of Saint James the Great allegedly washed ashore at Santigo, Spain, where they were placed in the cathedral where they are said to still remain.

Hillyer pointed out that at the time Pilgrims journeyed to Rome or Jerusalem which was under the control of Muslims. Pilgrims were usually penitents who made the pilgrimage to absolve sin. Hillyer stated that the Catholic Church absolves half the sins of…

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