‘I look up, and the world is grey. My life has turned to ashes with nothing left to hold onto. A loss I was unprepared for, and life lived under a constant struggle with anxiety led me to this point, where I have to make a choice.
But through the darkness of my loneliness, I can hear it, the faint whisper of spirit, and so I make my decision.’ – Stephen Dowds
Stephen sets off alone to walk the ancient pilgrimage route of the Camino Way from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest of Spain in an attempt to break free from his old life. His initial doubts and familiar words soon fade away as his journey leads to something truly new and wonderful.
Like a mantra, step, step, step, Stephen réalises the unique gift which is walking 800 kilometres with only a backpack and solace of nature.