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 →
The Sounds Of The Camino
As soon as your Camino begins and you start your walk early in the morning, there will be sounds that will be become part of your day, whether they are welcome or not. Some will make you smile, some will annoy, all are part and parcel of the Camino experience. I’ve decided to run down... 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 →
For those on the Camino Ingles shortly…
Betanzos...a town rich in Celtic history sits on the Camino Ingles between Ferrol and Santiago. It lies beside the Mandeo river and is a place to stop and look around once you have your day's walking over. I am due to arrive here on the 9th of May and having seen so many great photos... 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 →
Let me apologise! The intention was to keep you updated a little bit more than this but I was busy over the weekend. Here goes... The Camino Society held their first monthly walk of 2019 in Glencullen. There are tonnes of trails there and the Dublin Mountains Way runs through it. I won't go into... Continue Reading →
2018 becomes 2019…
So here we are..2019! Happy New Year! The celebrations are over, the good cutlery has been put away and we have settled down to another year. I hope you had a good few weeks. Christmas has been good in the Smith household. Strangely enough, the last time I felt this way was January 2018 and... Continue Reading →
Have you written about the Camino de Santiago?
Have you walked the Camino Frances or any other Camino? Have you written or created a video of it? If so, please feel free to share. You can either post your link in the comments below or email me at email@example.com. To see my current links, click here. Buen Camino!
New – The Celtic Camino
I reported this on my Facebook page yesterday but I realise a lot of my readers do not use Facebook. Yesterday, I went along to a talk given by the Camino Society of Ireland about a proposed Celtic Camino. There was a large crowd there and we had the attendance of the mayor of A... Continue Reading →