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, […]
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.
We interrupt my Camino Inglés updates with some news. Some good, some indifferent. Camino Society Ireland newsletter – Shamrocks and Shells has been updated just recently. It has lots of news that […]
The first few hours were to ourselves. It was dark but there was a method in our madness. The A Coruna leg joins the Ferrol leg of the Camino Ingles a few […]
The official first stage on this leg is 32 kms in distance to Hospital de Bruma. However, we both thought it would be a good idea to split this stage in two. […]
I had decided before leaving Dublin that we would spend some time in A Coruña to see the sites, so today would be a travel day. We left Betanzos at 10 am […]
The stay in Pension Casa Apilladeira was super. We left with a filling breakfast and excitement for the day ahead. Even though the skies were overcast and the rains were never far […]
Day 1…Boom! Let’s go! Straight out of the blocks and we are lost. Ha! Where would we be without guidebooks?! We were quite happy to start at dark thirty. It was going […]
The flight wasn’t as early as last year’s one. I could take a sleep in, as long as we were both in Dublin Airport before 12.30. I was back on the Camino […]
Just a quick update. This weekend I have posted the first batch of Camino patches to VIP folks. I hope you wear them with pride. Thanks for helping me out over the […]
Hello everyone. I arrived back home on the 19th of May, having reached Santiago de Compostela on the 14th of May. For someone who is so used to the flat plain meseta, […]