Wayfaring – A Jaunt Along The Camino de Santiago
Scott Herriott 2014 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 19m
This film follows Scott “Squatch” Herriott, an Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trail veteran, on the Camino Francés in the spring of 2013. He interviews pilgrims, albergue owners, hospitaleros (volunteers of the Camino), and a few locals who like to flirt with young peregrinas.
Squatch can be quite hilarious at times, as are some of the subjects he meets along his jaunt. There’s a scene with a couple who met along the Camino, and a very moving story of kindness that gave me goose bumps. It was a nice surprise to see Bay Area pilgrim Nancy Reynolds interviewed at an albergue! She’s well known for her enthusiastic Camino Experience presentations and guiding people across the Pyrenees.
The cinematography is beautiful and the soundtrack blends nicely with the scenes, making this film a pleasure to watch. I recommend watching Wayfaring, especially if you are thinking about walking the Camino.
Our NorCal APOC Chapter Coordinator Rennie Archibald’s review:
An American made documentary style film done in American style. The humor took me a moment to appreciate, but I eventually warmed to the director’s style. Nice photography.
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