Clearskies Camino

Thank you for visiting Clearskies Camino!.

This website started in 2008 when I began writing regularly about many different things, but in 2011, I discovered the Camino de Santiago. Since then, I return to the north of Spain to walk a part of this amazing trail, to take in its culture, to meet people from all over the world and of course, give my spirit some food for thought.

The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage but in my eyes, it is also a challenge, a 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 Camino Frances; an ancient trail covering 800km across Spain starting in St Jean Pied de Port in the foothills of France and ending in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

I wrote about my first Camino in 2012 when I walked from Astorga to Sarria. The following year was very much a social experiment and I met people from all over the globe walking from Logrono to Leon.

Read about my times on the Camino Frances here

In 2018, I walked the Camino Portuguese for the first time in with my brother. You can read about all my previous Caminos here. And I’m far from done! In 2019, I walk the Camino Ingles and part of the Camino Portuguese from Lisbon.

I love writing and talking about the various Caminos to Santiago and if you are one of the many people who has walked these routes, you may well feel the same. This isn’t a travel website but I hope my talking about my times on the Camino help you as you plan for yours.

Catedral de Burgos

Feel free to browse and “like” any of my posts and if you have any questions, please feel free to comment.


  • Qo you have a Question?: Are you planning a Camino? 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. Email me.
  • Have you walked a Camino or have a story to tell? I’d love to hear it! Contact me!
  • Do you own a blog about the Camino? Get in touch! Perhaps we can exchange guest posts.

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You can find me on Instagram @clearskiescamino also and I use this account the most while on Camino.

Disfruta y Buen Camino!

22 thoughts on “Clearskies Camino

  1. Glad to have stumbled across your blog via “Been There, Blogged That” blog 🙂
    Excited to trawl through your stuff as we are walking from St Jean to Santiago in September. We are trying to read up a little but at the same time not too much as we don’t want to come in with preconceptions, notions or expectations!


  2. Thanks for visiting!! And I am glad you like what you have read!
    It’s a great feeling alright..counting down the days before starting in St Jean. There are many many resources online but try not to immerse yourself too much before you go. It will be your Camino! 🙂


  3. Hi. It’s always great to make the acquaintance of someone who has the Camino fever. I’m so glad you like my post and I hope to write more that you will find interesting. Thanks for introducing me to your blog. ClaudiaCamina


    1. Hi Claudia, thanks for visiting and thanks for your comment. I have got Camino fever and each time I return this fever seems to get worse 🙂 I’m not sure I will return in 2016 but reading other blogs fill the void. Your picture of the man wheeling the suitcase made me laugh. I haven’t seen that before!!


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  6. Hi David, I have walked all of the CF, Norte, Portuguese, and Vezelay CaminoS. This year I’m thinking of walking either the Kerry Way or Dingle Way. I leave sept 8th from the US to Dublin. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


    1. Having not walked either routes, there is limited information I can give you. However if you have walked the CF, that part of the country is very much like O Cebreiro to the coast. High and low terrain, lots of green, and passing through small towns. It’s advisable to book your accommodation in advance as there isn’t an ‘albergue’ type system in place here. There are B&Bs and youth hostels at great prices. This is a great help and I’ll be leaving Santiago after walking to Finisterre on the 8th so we may meet in Dublin Airport. 🙂 enjoy the walk.


  7. Bobbie

    Thank you! I’ll be in Dublin overnight on the 9th leaving on train for Kilarney on the 10th.
    Kind of struggling with this feeling I should return to Spain and the Camino instead of Ireland 🙂

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  8. Hi David,
    Thanks for the invite to write about the Camino Society in Ireland. I’m afraid I don’t really know the society so I’m not really in a position to write about them, but I am happy to put together a Resources page and include their details there. I haven’t created the page yet but let me know if it’s of interest and I can let you know when it’s ready!
    Thanks again 🙂


  9. Hello David! I enjoy reading your blog. I am a fellow peregrina and I have walked the Camino Frances, Camino Finisterre and Camino Portugues. I see you already have plenty of blogging awards, but I have taken the liberty of nominating your blog for a Liebster Award, which is an award given from one blogger to another in recognition of their written work. If you are interested to know more about this I have included info and a link to your website in my latest blog post here – If you feel up for participating then feel free to answer the questions I ask my 11 nominees, of which you are one! It is just for fun and the enjoyment of sharing blogging with others so there is no pressure to do this at all. Keep on writing and of course walking. Buen Camino.


  10. Hello David, I’m Adele the lady Blanaid pointed in your direction. 😀 We were just talking on your Facebook page and I wanted to say thank you for your help. I’m going to spend some time now reading your posts.


  11. Hi David,
    Thanks for liking our (carryoncouple) post about my new “Camino Sunrise” book. Your readers would find it interesting, I think, on several levels. I hope you would as well.
    Best regards,


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