Happy New Year to all my readers. I hope 2023 is filled with happiness and all your wishes come true.
My Favourite Albergues on the Camino Francés
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 →
Weekend Watch #84 – Estella to Logroño
Happy Weekend pilgrims and I hope you are keeping well. It has been a while since I shared an amazing video about the Camino with you but I stumbled across this one today. Navarra and La Rioja has a special place in my heart and I always enjoy being on Camino there. This video is... Continue Reading →
Best foot forward..
St James' Day As St James's Day approaches, I feel it is time to pay respect to the man himself. July 25th falls on a Monday this year and 2022 would ordinarily not be considered a Holy Year in Spain. However, due to Covid, last year's celebrations have been extended. Crowds have been flocking to... Continue Reading →
Traveling to the Camino de Santiago
When you decide where you want to begin your Camino de Santiago, whether it be St Jean Pied de Port, Sarria, Porto or Tui, the next step is finding out how you get there. This piece will give you information on how to do such a thing. For people living in the US, Canada or... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 6 – Oia to Baiona
It is now 6 weeks since I arrived home from Santiago de Compostela. Many other pilgrims have arrived there since I arrived home whether it be on the Camino Francés, Camino Portugués or the many various routes. I keep in touch with the Camino on almost a daily basis and wish I could return again... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 5 – Vila Praia de Ancora to Oia
May 11th 2022 – Day 5 Vila Praia de Ancora to OiaDistance: 28.3km on Gronze.comAlbergue: La Cala - A Pilgrims Inn Today, we would be leaving Portugal and walking to a little piece of heaven in Oia. Let me digress for a moment before I talk about the day... Oia is in Spain - another country. It's... 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 →
Checking my packing list..
With a month left before I go, I have been mostly checking my packing list ensuring I have the right kit. I have kept many items from last September's travels on the meseta but there are a few things that needed replacing. After inspecting my gear, I bought a few items online and I am... Continue Reading →
Picking up the kilometres…
With less than 2 months before we leave for Porto, the sun came out over St. Patrick's Weekend - which was great motivation to get out and build up the kilometres. Aware Harbour 2 Harbour Walk On St. Patrick's Day, I was joined by my pilgrim friend Oihana and my brother Ray and we walked... Continue Reading →