The Camino Salvado is an Australian version of the famous Camino Santiago de Compostella across France and Spain. Much shorter than the iconic European pilgrimage the Camino Salvado is a seven day pilgrimage from Perth to New Norcia, West Australia, the only monastery town in Australia. During the Spring of 2013 I took the journey with 24 very special fellow pilgrims by forest path and highway, through sunshine and rain, to New Norcia’s 19th century Abbey founded by Dom Salvado. There we were welcomed ‘as Christ’ by the monks. I shot this footage on my new Canon XA20. This is my first ever attempt at videography and I am grateful to those who journeyed with me for their patience and generosity in allowing me to film them along the way to New Norcia. May the longtime sun shine upon you.
Music, in order: ‘Compassion’ by Maneesh de Moor; ‘Longtime Sun’ by Snatum Kaur; ‘O Sacrum Convivium’ by the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of St Maurice and St Maur.