I was looking at the calender on Friday and noticed how much of the year had been eaten away. Is it really 2 months to 2023? I remember wishing in the New Year with the tones of Carlos Nuñez in the background. But that was January and today is October 30th. Got to keep on... Continue Reading →
September Walking and Wondering…
Hi folks. It doesn't feel like I last posted two weeks ago. But there is time again. Yesterday, I volunteered with Camino Society Ireland and while it is getting quiet with departing pilgrims here in Dublin, it may not be quiet on the Camino. I am constantly reminded of life on the Camino via social... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 4 – Anha to Vila Praia de Ancora
May 10th 2022 – Day 4 Anha to Vila Praia de AncoraDistance: 23.6km on Gronze.com / 30.59km according to FitbitAlbergue: Albergue D'Avenida Another morning on the Camino Portugués. The sun is breaking through as we woke up. There is another pilgrim in the kitchen availing of some of the buffet breakfast left by our kind hosts. I leave... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 2 – Vila do Conde to Fao
May 8th 2022 - Day 2 Vila do Conde to FaoDistance: 21km on Gronze.com but really 25km.Albergue: The Spot Ofir Hostel Ok, so I have a good few notes and photos for this day, mainly as I was walking solo. We all suffered in our own way after Day 1 and the two lads wanted... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués Coastal 2022 – Porto to Santiago
May 6th 2022 - Day 0Dublin to Porto I have arrived home from the Camino de Santiago. With compostela in hand, I have many more memories to take with me. The Camino Portugués from Porto is a beautiful Camino and one I walked with great company. However, it would be remiss of me to say... Continue Reading →
A Packing List For A 2022 Camino
With just under 100 days until my next trip to the Camino, I thought it would be a good time to break down what's in my pack for May 2022.
It’s getting closer…
It's only 7 months since I was on the Camino last (Camino Francés). I look back fondly on that week however it was organised quickly after a long lay-off from travel. I wish I had longer to walk at the time but it was what it was! This Camino from Porto is very much different... Continue Reading →
A month to Porto..
Ok, so it's just after 11pm here on a Saturday night in Dublin and I realised that I haven't written in a while. While I am awake, I may as well put finger to keyboard and update you on how my preparation is going. Practice Walks With the days and weeks flying by, it has... Continue Reading →
Two pilgrims become Three
We are two months out from our return to the Camino and I felt I needed to write. The last time I put hand to keyboard, I was getting my pack in order and starting to get a training plan together. The last time I had walked in excess of 15 kilometres was in December... Continue Reading →
The future is unclear, but all we can do is remain positive..
As most of you are aware, a second wave of Covid-19 is gripping Europe and the US. It is looking a little more brighter in Asia and Australia as borders begin to open and lockdowns end. Many, if not all, provinces in Spain have closed their borders to curtail access in and out. The Galician... Continue Reading →