Guy Thatcher’s new book, A Journey of Days: Relearning Life’s Lessons on the Camino de Santiago, chronicles his 700-kilometre trek across northern Spain, a pilgrimage followed by young and old over more than a thousand years. “Marvelously engaging and informative,” said Rex Murphy in his on-air Cross-Country Check-up review. “Talks about living your dream and living in the now.”

With the wisdom and humour that come from a full life well lived, he sets out to discover the reason for the compulsion that drives him to make this incredible journey. His funny, intelligent and moving account has been called the best book yet written about walking the Camino.

Guy is a twenty-five-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, who has served as a tank officer, helicopter pilot, anti-tank missile instructor and computer analyst in Canada, Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Texas and Alabama. A graduate of computing and information systems at Queen’s University, he has pursued a second career as a management consultant, as well as teaching and writing several business books and workshop manuals. He continues to teach in the Caribbean, successfully combining work and pleasure. He also skis, travels, scuba dives (occasionally), gardens, square dances, reads, and plays a truly dreadful game of golf.  He lives in Ottawa with his wife, Carroll.