So it’s that time of year. If you are a pilgrim or you have a friend or family member who is a long-distance walker or pilgrim, this video may be helpful. For […]
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.
It’s that time of year… I’ve seen the first Christmas trees. The advertisements have been playing on radio and TV for the last few months and people have started to get in […]
Sara is a full time hiker. You name it, she has walked it. In the last week she has started to walk from Madrid to Sahagun and onwards to Santiago. I love […]
With two weeks planned for a Camino in September / October 2020, the question remains what I will do for the rest of the year. I certainly won’t stay at home and […]
Boy, did I plan this in advance? I usually leave the flights or whatever until after Christmas but if you read my last post I had been doing a little bit of […]
After my recent Camino Portugues from Lisbon, I arrived back to “the real world” and the only place I wanted to be was back on the Camino de Santiago. I’m sure you […]
Lisbon – Hostel do Castelo Lisboa – map / booking Alverca do Ribatejo – Hospedaria Alfa 10 – map / gronze / web / fb Azambuja – Albergue Abrigo do Peregrino da […]
The plan on returning from Porto was to write a daily account until my final stage in Agueda. Well, as the inactivity on this blog can show, that clearly didn’t happen. I […]
Distance: 34.2 km Hostel: Hospedaria Alfa 10 I don’t know if it was the excitement or that French guy’s snoring, but I had little sleep before I left Lisbon. I had been […]
After a month of to-ing and fro-ing with the podiatrist, I wasn’t sure this Camino was going to happen. However, after getting the go-ahead from the podiatrist the week prior, my mind […]