Those who complete the camino, may receive a certificate. The certificate is awarded in Santiago de Compostela after an interview and a review of the credencial. Pilgrims can get their credencial stamped in hostels, restaurants and bars along the Way. To qualify, a pilgrim must demonstrate that they have walked 100km or more to reach the cathedral. The one above is the Irish version. In a beautifully Irish twist, Stu already has a couple of stamps – one being from the Guinness storehouse.

This one is issued the English ‘Confraternity of St James’. My first stamp will be in St Jean Pied de Port – our starting point for the sensible shoes camino.

While you remember – if you can, bung a few euros onto the Just Giving page. The link is in the sidebar of this page.