Another day gone and finally got my bag packed. It’s a little too full so might need to make some adjustments but I’m nearly there. Now to find my passport…
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.
I have three days left before I leave for Spain..Tres dias!! How time flies. I remember getting home last year and deciding I wanted to go back while treating what was left […]
A week to go before I head off on my return to the Camino but before then, I just want to write a bit about something that’s on my mind of late. […]
I’ve 2 weeks left before I fly out… Yep, 2 weeks! The time is flying by and I have less and less time to get packed, organised and on the plane. I […]
A little video I made today..
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1390742/Walking-Northern-Spains-Camino-Santiago-Compostela-pilgrimage.html Here is an article about the Camino de Santiago in the Daily Mail. It has been a while since I have read anything in the papers about the way. It was […]
I have 40 days left and every single day that goes by, I think about May 25th. It’s almost becoming a bit distracting! I have drawn up a packing list (http://is.gd/ivLBo8) which is […]
I bought this rather large map from Gronze.com laying out all the many different trails in Spain. I never realised there were so many different trails. Apparently you can walk from Belgium if […]
It has finally happened folks! I have managed to purchase a ticket to see Sigur Ros when they play in Dublin in November. Ever since I heard them first in 2002 on […]
If you have read my previous post, you will know that I am learning Spanish; not just to use it in May, but to have it and improve on it going forward. […]