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Avid traveler (and yet again) “Pilgrim Mikey” returns to walk another Camino de Santiago or Way of Saint James in 2019! Having walked the 800km “French Way” (Camino Frances) with his father in Spring 2016, he ventured out solo on the 825km “Northern Way” (Camino del Norte) in Summer 2017 and completed the 1150km “Via de Plata+” from Cadiz in 2018. Returning this year to revisit his Camino Francés roots, Mikey is hiking with James ”Jimmy” Kahlo – the (presumably) first ever crocheted Sock Monkey Pilgrim.

Jimmy is pretty cool. His name is derived from Saint James of Compostela and Frida Kahlo (the secular patron saint of monkeys.) Although a bit slight in stature, he’s got a big heart for travel and was spun by Mikey’s sister (and personal knitter), Kerry Dean. In addition to working in fitness and outdoor recreation, Kerry runs a small business called Kerry’s Monkey Business – check it out!

Jimmy and Mikey really hope that you’ll enjoy our shared journey and thank you for your interest in our 33-day pilgrimage. Please share this site with family, friends, and anyone you know who is desirous of making their own “way.”

Buen Camino,

Mikey