It is late on Wednesday in Dublin and in any other day of the week, it is a work evening. I would probably be asleep with an early rise ahead of me for work. It's different this week and it has been for quite some time as the clock has been slowly ticking down. I... 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 →
Another Saturday wanders by….
I really should be preparing for my September Camino. However, we are in a different place. While there are pilgrims on the different routes walking to Santiago, the numbers are well down on last year. And that is to be expected. I, however, am staying at home as much as possible and dreaming of a... 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 →
Weekend Watch #65 – Why people walk the Camino?
It's the weekend again and I am home from another great walk with Camino Society Ireland. I love meeting with other pilgrims. You can read how we got on here on the Camino Society Ireland magazine. Before I shuffle on to bed, I was sent this video by Linda and it made me think. We... Continue Reading →
The future’s bright, the future’s clear…
So..the future..that space in front of us that no one can predict. Unless you can read people's minds, that is. I can't anyway and I don't plan on starting! The last few weeks I have been asking myself in what direction do I want to take ClearskiesCamino, if any. I have been plugging away, doing... Continue Reading →
Weekend Watch #37 – Caminho Portugués
In this Weekend Watch, we vicariously walk from Porto to Santiago on the Caminho Portugués. Although I won't be walking the full way from Porto, I will pick up at the Spanish border at A Guarda. I look forward to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUucvXmiTGA If you enjoyed this post let me know by hitting the ★Like button,... Continue Reading →
First post of 2018..
I haven't left you, you'll be glad to hear. I can't believe it's nearly a month since I last wrote here. Time flies so fast. I keep thinking of writing however. I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. I think about my upcoming Camino everyday. Some days I have concerns, some... Continue Reading →
Camino Society Photo Exhibition – Picture Perfect!
For the last number of the months, the Camino Society of Ireland has been promoting their inaugural photo contest. People from all around the world have been submitting photos of their time on the Camino. There were a number of categories and prizes for each category. All in all, just over 300 photographs were received... Continue Reading →
As 2017 draws to a close, it's only natural to think of the future. 2017 has been good but it's a year I'd like to park to one side. 2018 has so much potential as it will be a year of firsts for me. As I have recently posted, I have bought a new apartment... Continue Reading →