Welcome to Clearskies Camino!

Hi. I’m David and you are very welcome to the Clearskies Camino blog. I live in Dublin, Ireland. This blog is about the Camino de Santiago and pilgrimage in general.

I first walked the Camino Francés from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela in June 2011 and it left a lasting impression on me. So much so that I wanted to return the following year!

Clearskies Camino began in June 2012 following my walk from Astorga to Sarria. I had been keeping a journal and taking photos and it only made sense to post what I had written online when I returned home. And so I did!

As the Camino de Santiago slowly became more and more a part of my life so did the urge to give something back. And through the years, the Camino has taught me to be happy with what I have. Gratitude is a big part of my life now!

The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage but in my eyes, it is so much more. It is a great way of meeting people and a great way of getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. There are many Caminos to Santiago from all across Europe, but my experiences have mainly been on the Caminos in Spain and Portugal, ending at the shrine of St. James in the city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

I want to thank each and every reader for visiting the blog, whether you have walked the Camino de Santiago or not. I would love it if you could say hi after you finish reading. Tell me where you are from and what interested you most.

So what can you find on Clearskies Camino?

The links to my many pages are below. I hope you can find something that is useful during your visit. If there is something in particular that interests you, please let me know in the comments!

Previous Caminos

Click here to read about my previous trips along the Caminos de Santiago from 2012.

Planning and Useful Links

Click here for some tips and tricks on my preparation page. I have over 100 links that may be useful for you.


Click here to view my latest posts in my blog. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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Click here to listen to our podcast with other amazing pilgrims 

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I’d love to hear from you!

Are you planning to walk the Camino de Santiago? Do you have a question about a particular route or accommodation? I might be able to help you. If I can’t, I will find an answer for you.

Have you walked a Camino or have a story to tell? I’d love to hear it!

Do you own a blog about the Camino? Perhaps we can exchange guest posts or maybe share a podcast?

Do you like what you see? If you really enjoyed my blog, maybe you could support the blog and buy me a coffee! Muchas Gracias!

Get in touch!

Buen Camino!