Biking Camino de Santiago Spain

A real tonic, but where’s the gin?

Schweppes Tonic
Written by Kirstie Pelling

A real tonic, but where’s the gin?

Kirstie Profile SmallWe had heard about the mythical G & T (gin and tonic) stash from other mystic travellers on The Road but thought nothing more of it, especially after the disappointment at the fountain of wine. That cost us dearly.

But then as we wild camped at a rest spot near El Burgo de Ranero the boys complained of a smell of gin. Don’t ask how they know that smell. And as we investigated, under the tree we found a dozen unopened bottles of Schweppes tonic. No kidding. Truly a miracle.

Well, half a miracle.

Schweppes Tonic under a tree Camino de Santiago

Schweppes Tonic under a tree Camino de Santiago

Where’s the Gordon’s?

And so the search got underway for the Gordon’s.

Although some have warned us off, telling us this journey is not about that kind of spirit.

Who are they to define my journey?

About the author

Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the Editor of The Family Adventure Project. A professional writer and poet, she's the creative and journalistic force behind many of the stories and features published here. She's a co-founder and co-director of The Family Adventure Project and also works as the #poetinmotion producing and performing poetry for print, video and live performance.

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