Seven hours, every day, for thirty three days. This is the time it takes to walk the eight hundred kilometres across the north of Spain along the Camino de Santiago, one of the ancient pilgrimage trails in Europe.
Walking the Camino in winter is a profoundly solitary experience. It is a time when way-markers can be obscured by snow or heavy fog, pilgrim refuges are often vacant, fields are deserted and rustic Spanish villages appear abandoned.
It is a journey of quiet reflection and of pushing beyond physical and emotional boundaries; a journey where you gather new pieces of yourself along the way, and inevitably leave other pieces behind.
These photographs, captured on high-grain colour film, offer a glimpse of some of the in-between moments of such a journey, as we move slowly from one place to another.
© Cherina Hadley | Travel & Landscape Photographer