I was volunteering for Camino Society Ireland at their information centre in Dublin again today. When I volunteer, I start to think ahead about possible routes to take in the future. There […]
Hi. I'm David and welcome to the Clearskies Camino blog. I live in Dublin, Ireland and have walked a number of pilgrimages including the Camino Francés and Camino Portugués.
My love for writing began on returning from my 2nd Camino de Santiago in June 2012. I had been writing a journal while on the Camino Francés and it made sense to write my thoughts online. As the Camino became more of my life, so did the urge to give something back.
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 Camino Francés; an ancient trail covering 800 kilometres across Northern Spain ending in the city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.
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While Santiago Cathedral is under refurbishment, pilgrims may look to other cathedrals for solace. While León Cathedral is undergoing work it is open to the public and I have always enjoyed visiting […]
Ok, I’m not counting my short walk in September when I walk from Lisbon for 10 days on the Camino Portuguese, but I am quietly preparing for next May. The Camino de […]
During my stay in Santiago, I had a chance to visit the Camino Companions team in Room 6 upstairs in the Pilgrim office. Camino Companions is an initiative of the Faithful Companions […]
A short day – just 16 km to Santiago, but there were a few climbs which made the day interesting. You could be in the Praza do Obradoiro before midday if you […]
Trailhead or Tobias Panwitz is a singer-songwriter from Germany. He has recorded three albums and has toured throughout Germany, Europe, and Canada. One of his more recent collection of songs, Keep Walking, […]
So as some of you know, I have flights booked to Lisbon to walk some of the Portuguese Camino from September 9th. I booked the outward and return flight from Porto at […]
Another great day and one with far more people to talk to. On the whole, we were descending from Bruma, but there were many rolling hills to navigate. The sun was out […]
Just a quick post to let you know that Clearskies Camino patches are available to buy on Etsy for the extremely reasonable rate of €5.00. If you have a Camino coming up, […]