About Me

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog!

My name is David,  I live in Dublin, Ireland and I am a peregrino!

1I started to blog way back in 2008 writing 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 it’s culture, to meet people and of course, give my spirit some food for thought.

The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage but in my eyes it is a challenge, a way of meeting people and a great way of getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

The main Camino is the 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 love writing and talking about the various Caminos de Santiago and if you are one of the many people who have trekked these routes, you may well feel the same.

2013-05-30 11.32.20This isn’t a travel website as I don’t travel to other countries but I hope my talking about my times on the Camino helps you as you plan for yours.

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

I have a Facebook page which I am looking to grow, so a “like” there would be appreciated. I am also on Twitter @cskiescamino and on Instagram @clearskiescamino.

guest-bloggers-wanted-logoAlso, if you would like to contribute in any way to this blog, please email me at clearskiescamino@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

Disfruta y Buen Camino!

David

14 thoughts on “About Me

  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

    • 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!!

      • I know what you mean! He must be one heck of a determined fellow. I’ll be posting some more “crazy things” so stay tuned. ¡Viva Camino Fever!

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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.

    • 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 http://www.kerryway.com/accommodation and http://www.dingleway.com/accommodation. I’ll be leaving Santiago after walking to Finisterre on the 8th so we may meet in Dublin Airport. 🙂 enjoy the walk.

  7. 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 🙂

  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 🙂
    https://gerscaminoblog.wordpress.com/

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