Video of 2015 Camino San Francisco
Caminos date back many centuries and are layered with meaning.
For some, a camino might simply be about physical exercise and adventure. For others it might be about the journey within, a spiritual journey.
For others it might be about meeting people and making new friends. The reasons are many and all to be respected.
The Camino San Francisco is modeled on the world famous Spanish Camino de Santiago and incorporates many of its features.
The Camino San Francisco is so named because it is seeks to elicit in participants an experience of the spirit that inspired Monsignor Hawes in his life and architectural works, namely the spirituality of St Francis of Assisi that honours and respects the natural environment and our place within it.
At this time in the development of the Camino San Francisco, annual guided group caminos are organised. The first was in 2015 and was a two day walk from Northampton to Geraldton (See vodeo above). In 2016 the Camino San Francisco will be a two day cycle event from Kojarena (approx. 30km east of Geraldton) to Gearaldton via Ellendale Pool, Walkaway and Greenough.
In time, it is hoped that pilgrims will walk, cycle or ride the Camino San Fancisco individually or in groups as is the case for the Camino de Santiago.
To Register for the 2016 Camino San Francisco go to Registration