Pilgrim Steve McGourty served six and a half years in the US Navy as an Aviation Electronics Tech. He got out and used his GI Bill to go to College. He then served Boeing for nearly 30 years as a Network Performance Analyst. Over that time, he ballooned up to 315 pounds. In 2013 he had bariatric surgery, where they removed 80% of his stomach. Over the next 13 months he lost 130 pounds and retired. Needing a new challenge and wanting to celebrate the major life changes, in 2015 he decided to walk the Camino Frances.
Since retirement he has gained the new hobby of film making. While on the walk he was inspired photographically and claims to have had one of the most creative periods of his life. He ended up taking 7500 + photos and over 1 hour of video which was used to make the 12-part series of his Camino Experience, lasting over four hours. Besides the Camino films he has done a lot of time-lapse work filming sun rises and clouds over the Cascade Mountains near his Washington State home.
Steve’s Camino videos are on his YouTube channel at the link below. They are labeled Chap 1 through 12 with a hint of what part of the trail that chapter covers. The Camino videos tend to display at the bottom of the list on your screen, depending on your screen you may need to go to the second page to see Chap 1. He was just learning this hobby when making the films so the first two chapters have music issues (maybe use your own music for these), but after that it gets much better. Many of his other films are on his YouTube channel as well.
The direct link to Chap 8, which includes his experience at Cruz de Ferro is here…