An extract from @nokkiebenade review about her Heritage day weekend. “Winning this amazing Heritage Weekend prize gave me the opportunity to start my Cape Camino experience. I decided to invite my friend, Riana Bishop. Riana has also walked the Camino de Santiago as well as the Francigena in Italy. We thought we were going to walk this leg of the Cape Camino on our own. We were advised that there might be two UK pilgrims joining us ! Eventually our little group grew to 6 ! The six of us just started talking, drinking coffee and introduced ourselves. We started walking and had the same pace and rhythm. We chatted and shared interests and stories.
What I found fascinating is that there is a saying: “The Camino will provide”. Ros Halliday, from Cape Town, lived in the Muizenberg area and new the area very well. She could tell tales and advise us where to stop for coffee, photos, routes to take etc. The two UK ladies, Giana Eckhardt and Katharina Husemann, are both professors in Marketing at the Royal Holloway University of London. They are walking the Cape Camino, while being busy with a research project, called: “Exploring the Globalization of the Camino”. Here in their little group walking the Whale Tale Labyrinth leg, were two South Africans that have already walked the Camino Frances and Riana the Francigena as well.
They were extremely excited to interview us and get information, to ask questions and to befriend us.
Melanie Britz, the sixth lady, lives in Somerset Wes, and is a writer. She is busy with a book about TIME and LABYRINTHS. I think, walking the Rotary Labyrinth, was her first Labyrinth walking experience. She picked up that I knew Koos and quite a bit about Labyrinths. I have walked more than 400 different Labyrinths around the world. All the way from Glencairn to Simonstown the two of us talked Labyrinths. I promised to send her Labyrinth Links, Association names, books as well as info about a book on “Time” !
I truly feel that Riana and I was meant to be part of this group of pilgrims. We connected and shared a lot.”