So with no Camino this year, I am left to read up on the many Irish pilgrim routes and walking paths in Ireland. And there are many. With many of my favourite walking routes within reach from Monday, I have gone all out with a new day-pack, recommended by L over on Somewhereslowly.com. I had... Continue Reading →
2020 Packing List
If you are thinking of walking one of the many Caminos de Santiago this year, now would be a good time to get your kit and bits and pieces in check. As Roy Keane once said "Fail to prepare, prepare to fail" and I would agree with him to a extent. Even I, after my... Continue Reading →
A happy pilgrim at Christmas!
I'm lucky my family appreciates that I enjoy wandering through Spain, Portugal and indeed Ireland with a backpack on my back. Santa (or my family, you decide) has been to the Smith household and he certainly is a pilgrim at heart. I have a number of walks planned for 2020 and these few gifts really... Continue Reading →
A few more items bought…
Today was fun, all Camino related. I spent the morning in Dublin city centre at a Spanish class devouring the future tense (not something I am common with) before taking a trip to my favourite outdoor store to purchase last-minute Camino items. Thank you Christmas vouchers! 1 ) Columbia full zip fleece - I have... Continue Reading →
Osprey Talon 33 Backpack
Just a quick post about the above. I've been eyeing it up for quite a while now, even before my recent Camino Finisterre. There are many different sites and forums that rave about it, because of it's many pockets, because it is well-ventilated and because it is probably the lightest pack on the market. However, this... Continue Reading →
Out with the Old – In with the New..
Shoes...they always need to be changed and I found that today was the best time to do it. My trusted pair of Jack Wolfskins that I bought in June last have served me well over two Caminos in September and May and the sole is well worn. Secondly, I have a voucher that is due to go... Continue Reading →