Hello everyone. I arrived back home on the 19th of May, having reached Santiago de Compostela on the 14th of May. For someone who is so used to the flat plain meseta, this was different, but not any less enjoyable. Galicia is a beautiful part of the world and there were times where my brother... Continue Reading →
5 Days To Go
This may well be the last post I write before the brother and I head out to Ferrol on Tuesday. I have everything I need and I have one day left in work before I get in the zone. I am missing out on a Fiesta for Camino Society Ireland members, which is a bit... Continue Reading →
10 days before i leave….
I don't have long left. My first trip to Spain this year is within touching distance. The countdown is close to single digits. But I'm far less prepared than before. Is this a sign of an experienced pilgrim or just someone who has other things on his mind? A little bit of both, to be... Continue Reading →
Weekend Watch #45 – Camino Frances from Sarria
This Weekend Watch falls on St. Patrick's weekend and it has a distinct Irish feel to it. Not only does the video show a good part of Galicia, Ireland's unofficial fifth province, but this pilgrim arrived at A Coruña before making his way to Sarria where he started his Camino. I look forward to seeing... Continue Reading →
8 weeks and counting
So the 7th of May can't come quick enough. I've been secretly counting down since I came home from Burgos, but let's keep that between us. We are not yet into Camino season but already, the number receiving the Compostela in Santiago is rising. I wonder what May will be like. But this time I... Continue Reading →
Checking in & future walks
Hello there. Just dropping in to say hi. While I don't blame you if you don't recognise me, my posts may be a bit more frequent now. I haven't been writing as often as I would like. The week goes by and before you know it, it is the weekend and I usually have plans... Continue Reading →
More practice required..
When was the last time I walked more than 20k? It was probably in September before Burgos, watching the sunrise over the cathedral while the sun sets on my Camino. It was a good time and 20k was a breeze. I had good company and many good conversations. Burgos cathedral Since the New Year, I... Continue Reading →
As 2017 draws to a close, it's only natural to think of the future. 2017 has been good but it's a year I'd like to park to one side. 2018 has so much potential as it will be a year of firsts for me. As I have recently posted, I have bought a new apartment... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on 2018….and a departure.
Heh...I haven't laid a step on the Camino this year but I've already been quietly putting plans together for 2018. It's constantly on my mind. Three things are for certain, one other, not so much. I move into my new humble abode "Casa Herrero" on returning from my meseta Camino in mid-September. With the added... Continue Reading →
The Celtic Camino – On the Bray Coastal Camino
Bray to St. James Church, Dublin 17th June, 2017 Irish leg of the Celtic Camino I have walked the first 30km of the Celtic Camino in advance of my trip to Spain, having walked from Bray to St James's Church in Dublin. I walked with my friend Oihana in June 2017 on what would be... Continue Reading →