I first walked the Camino Francés in 2011 and I have been venturing back and forth each year to walk a section of this great way. Whether it be in La Rioja, Navarra or across the plains of the Meseta, this pilgrim has enjoyed the companionship of other pilgrims, the sights and most importantly, the... Continue Reading →
November’s here and I’m not scared..
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 →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 1 – Porto to Vila do Conde
May 7th 2022 - Day 1 Porto to Vila do CondeDistance: 25km from Foz do DouroAlbergue: Balada dos Mares Vila Day One starts...Getting up was the easy part. I was awake at 3am with excitement. My pack was ready on the ground below me as I lay on the top bunk. My pilgrim companions were... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year! Feliz Ano Santo!
First of all, I want to wish you all the best of wishes for the year ahead. While covid-19 is by no means in the past, the future looks promising. I can see myself walking in Spain this year and life can get back to normal now that vaccines have been approved. On Thursday evening,... Continue Reading →
Camino Francés 2014 & 2015
As I have not had the opportunity to walk one of Spain's great pilgrim's paths this year, I've been reeling in the years by looking over photos from previous Caminos. I must say it has been quite enjoyable, even though I prefer to make new memories. During the two years of 2014 and 2015, I... Continue Reading →
A rewarding month…
The last month has been a rewarding experience for me personally. Let me explain. Writing here has always been fun but for the last number of years, I can see my posts aren't reaching the pilgrims I hope to see them. And I don't want to go around forcing people to read my posts. So... 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 →
Weekend Watch #70 – Another milestone
I remember starting out on my Weekend Watch adventure back in 2015. My goal was to give you one video about the Camino per week, one video from the (literally) hundreds of uploaded content on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. With this milestone, I am going to give you 4 because you are worth it....and because... 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 →
Weekend Watch #64 – Portuguese Coastal Camino
This is a short video promoting the Portuguese Coastal Camino and it does a great job. September can't come soon enough. However, I can't help noticing that this particular pilgrim walked inland to Valenca instead of crossing the River Mino at Caminha. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJz6Jey-OQ