Bray to Dun Laoghaire - 16km - 20th August 2022 I recently had the chance to walk part of the Bray Celtic Camino. It was not the first time I had walked it - 2017 being my first time. I walk with friends on other occasions, but on this occasion I was with fellow pilgrims... Continue Reading →
Do you want to share your Camino experience?
I think it is no secret that I wish to create a podcast to help others (and in turn myself) get ready for a trip to Spain / Portugal. I have all the necessary equipment and I hope to have the first episode uploaded shortly. Over the coming weeks, I am looking to talk to... Continue Reading →
Two’s Camino company…
My previous post was looking forward to a re-arranged Camino in April 2021. With flights booked and nothing much else, I got back to the tasks at hand for the day. With no Camino to walk this year, what else had I to look forward to. A return to normality following the worst pandemic in... Continue Reading →
Now we have a ‘new-normal’, it’s time to walk again…
Coimbra (Source: Wikipedia) With Spain set to welcome EU pilgrims from June 21st, non-EU pilgrims from July 1st and Portugal not far behind, there has been lots of discussion among pilgrims as to whether it is feasible to travel this year of not. Well, I can't answer that question but if you were to travel... Continue Reading →
3 months until the Kerry Camino
I'm not one for countdowns (ok..I am!) but it is just under 3 months before I wander to the south of Ireland and start the Kerry Camino. This is a relatively short trail compared to the ones I am used to in Spain and Portugal but the thought of just walking with a pack is... Continue Reading →
Towns Along The Way – “F”
Welcome back! I hope you are enjoying this series and your memory is being refreshed! It certainly is helpful for me and interesting to see the many different types of accommodation being provided since I started walking way back in 2011. Hopefully, this won't be the last "TATW" post of 2019 as I am on... Continue Reading →
Towns Along The Way – “E”
The next letter on the “Towns Along the Way” series is “E”, as there are no towns starting with “D” (I dare you to look!). There aren’t too many so here goes…working towards Santiago. Espinal (map) Espinal is a typical Basque village and one of the first you will encounter after leaving Roncesvalles. At this... Continue Reading →
The right shoes for your Camino.
I need to buy a new pair of shoes soon as my current pair are a little run down. I embark on the Kerry Camino in May. And there is no better place for hiking shoes/boots than the Great Outdoors on Dublin's George's Street. I usually buy shoes at the start of the year and... Continue Reading →
Some more walking while the evenings get darker..
It's that time of year... I've seen the first Christmas trees. The advertisements have been playing on radio and TV for the last few months and people have started to get in to that frame of mind. Christmas! Of course, my mind is a million miles away and I'd rather be following arrows than making... Continue Reading →
A little closer to home…
With two weeks planned for a Camino in September / October 2020, the question remains what I will do for the rest of the year. I certainly won't stay at home and I can't see myself jetting off on another Camino (unfortunately). With many waymarked trails and pilgrim paths on my doorstep, I have a... Continue Reading →