Inktober 2019: Pilgrimage. Round-up of Week 1.

Since 1st of October 2019, I am taking part in a drawing challenge called Inktober. During the Inktober challenge participants have to draw and share their daily drawings on Instagram all through the month of October. Each day has a set word, so as a blogger about pilgrimage, I decided to connect daily word with a pilgrimage topic. I got through 7 days so far and here are the results. 

Day 1 – Ring

Saint James wishing Buen Camino

Inktober day 1 – Ring. A drawing of St. James who is believed to be buried in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and where famous Camino de Santiago takes pilgrims from all over the world.

Day 2 – Mindless

One man praying and one man taking selfie.

Inktober day 2 – Mindless. Thinking about pilgrimage and traveling overall, lots of people take tons of selfies everywhere not paying attention or giving respect to other people around them. Being a traveler is first of all being a good guest.

Day 3 – Bait

Woman reading signs about taxi and next albergue on Camino de Santiago.

Inktober Day 3 – Bait. After walking 30 km the last 5 km to the next albergue can be tough, especially knowing that there might be no place left in the albergue… So camino taxi bait might be very tempting indeed.

Day 4 – Freeze

Woman sleeping outside and surrounded by wild bores.

Inktober Day 4 – Freeze. Sleeping in the #nature can end up meeting wild bores And it is well known rule that if you meet a family, or they meet you, all you do is freeze = pretend to be a log. I had such encounter while walking Camino Primitivo and had to walk in the dark to another place after the bores left. It is fun to remember it now hehe.

Day 5 – Build

A couple is walking on the road.

Inktober Day 5 – Build. Walking a pilgrimage especially, when is a long distance one like Camino de Santiago is a great way to build up a friendship or even more. It is the best time and space for sharing your life stories and getting to know each other through different challenges and discoveries.

Day 6 – Husky

Motorcycle in the desert.

Inktober Day 6 – Husky. Husky Monument is a place in the Mojave Desert in California, USA. Many motor-bikers make a pilgrimage to this remote place to give their respect to their friends and family members who past away. Husky is a short name for Husqvarna racing motorbike. The first statue there is since 1987. Nowadays, #h Husky Memorial is circular 60 feet area and cradles dozens of memory stones and statues honouring riders.

Day 7 – Enchanted

A pilgrim standing on the rock and watching sunrise between two mountains.

Inktober Day 7 – Enchanted. Enchanted are mornings when you start walking your pilgrimage half asleep and suddenly the sun rises in between two mountains. This was a moment somewhere on Camino Primitivo.

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About All About Pilgrimage

My real name is Rasa, I'm originally Lithuanian and currently saying 'Hello!' from Berlin, Germany. I started this blog because I like to write, to walk, and to take photos. I've done Camino de Santiago twice, and both of the journeys were really rewarding: cleared my head, found my inner peace and my love. My wish is that more and more people would go on a pilgrimage at least once in a lifetime. And hopefully this blog will be not only informative but inspirational and encouraging to take that first step.