I got back from Vancouver yesterday - a wonderful trip...with whales! I found this little clam shell on the beach and wanted to bring it home with me. The scallop shell is the symbol of the Camino and has significance relative to that journey (and I'll get mine when the time is right); this little guy is just a little token for me to keep on my desk as a reminder of what's to come.
The rock, however, will be with me from now until I leave it at Cruz de Hierro (the highest part of the Camino):
I named my rock Norm and I hope we have some good times before we part company... ")