Thank you for visiting, a website about my times on the Camino de Santiago. I am an pilgrim from Dublin, Ireland and have walked throughout Spain and Portugal over the last 10 years. Feel free to read my experiences, and if you have any questions, please let me know. I have a mailing list so you won’t miss out on anything if you leave your email address. Buen Camino!

Why I write about the Camino de Santiago?

Ever since I arrived into Santiago in June 2011, Spain has remained part in my heart and part in my head. I returned the following year and started to write about my walk on the Camino Francés. Over the years, this place is a great way to keep a light burning bright. And if I manage to help new pilgrims along the way, so be it.

On Clearskies Camino, you can read about my times on the Camino de Santiago, you will also receive updates on my preparations for upcoming Caminos and posts following trips to Spain or Portugal. If you like what you see, please connect with me on my other social media sites above or email.

Clearskies Camino is an Irish blog whose main focus is the Camino de Santiago.

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  • Every Moment is a Fresh Beginning This is my first post of 2022, a first of many, I hope. I hope you all had a good break and enjoyed the New Year. To be quite honest, I have never been fond of New Year’s Eve. Are we celebrating the passage of time or are we looking forward to something unknown? TS ... posted on January 9, 2022
  • Camino Francés 2021 – Day 7 – Sahagún to El Burgo Ranero Ledigos to Sahagún posted on September 26, 2021
  • Weekend Watch #81 – A forgotten favourite A video resurfaced that I thought I would never find again. I was delighted. posted on January 16, 2022
  • 2022 and the New Year Sign up! 2022 and new Year Posted 6th December 2021 by David Smith You might have noticed some improvements to the blog over the last few days. I am glad to have a few days annual leave which allowed me the opportunity to revamp the design. As we are getting closer to ... posted on December 6, 2021
  • Camino Francés 2021 – Day 6 – Ledigos to Sahagún Ledigos to Sahagún posted on September 26, 2021
  • Camino Francés 2021 – Day 5 – Carrion de los Condés to Ledigos September 5th 2021 - Day 5 Carrion de los Condés to LedigosDistance: 25.4 kmAlbergue: Albergue La Morena I had one of my best sleeps yet in Carrion and I was refreshed for another day's walking. I left early on my own before 7 am to avoid the upcoming heat. The walk from Carrion ... posted on September 21, 2021
  • Towns Along the Way – Navarra #1 You have left St Jean and make the climb up and over the Pyrenees. You have met your first pilgrim friends and experienced albergues for the first time. All part of pilgrim life. A simple life. Now to briefly talk about some small towns in Navarra, that I have not talked about before. Some are so ... posted on November 15, 2017
  • My Favourite Albergues on the Camino Francés Sign up! 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 ... posted on November 21, 2020
  • Weekend Watch #67 – Another great video I'm watching more and more videos from the Camino - more from last year, but there are some new ones coming through. If you enjoy this one, please let me know. posted on February 23, 2020
  • Weekend Watch #80 – Camino Update Happy weekend pilgrims. We at Clearskies woke up with good news and with our Weekend Watch series, we want to show you a video! posted on May 9, 2021
  • Osprey Talon 33 Backpack Just a quick post about the above. I've been eyeing it up for quite a while now, even before my recent Camino Finisterre. There are many different sites and forums that rave about it, because of it's many pockets, because it is well-ventilated and because it is probably the lightest pack on the market. However, this ... posted on October 3, 2016
  • Weekend Watch #64 – Portugués Coastal Camino This is a short video promoting the Portuguese Coastal Camino and it does a great job. posted on January 18, 2020
  • My Future Camino Plans – 2022 And Beyond Clearskies Camino It has been a month since I returned home from my Camino and I have reluctantly returned to the swing of things. I was very grateful to have the chance to go and I met so many good people. I felt on a high when I returned. I felt free and even though it ... posted on October 9, 2021
  • 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 ... posted on April 26, 2020
  • Weekend Watch #79 – Irish pilgrim on the Camino Irish pilgrim on the Camino posted on March 21, 2021

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