My Camino from Lisbon has been and passed. I arrived back in Dublin yesterday afternoon with fine weather. I left having walked 345 kms over 11 days from Lisbon in the south […]
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.
13 days left, unlucky for some. Lucky for me, I am not superstitious. Time to get the pack sorted, you might think? Time to check in that flight and get that last […]
As I sit and type this evening, I look at the calendar. The days are dropping away. Just 21 days left, 3 weeks. Any organised pilgrim would be packed and ready to […]
I hope you are all having a good weekend wherever you are. I have been taking it easy and quietly counting down the days. I bought my pilgrim passport from Camino Society […]
I woke up this morning, and did what I do every morning – check my Instagram feed. Amongst my followers are many pilgrims who are in the midst of their Camino journey, […]
We are back on the Camino Francés. One pilgrim has created a short video of his walk to Santiago. It is very difficult to package 800 kilometres in 6 minutes, but he […]
Buenos días peregrinas y peregrinos! I hope you are keeping well wherever you are reading this. Here in Ireland, it is a Bank Holiday weekend and the sun has made an appearance. […]
Ok! Let me be honest with you. For the last month or so, I’ve been pretty negative about my next Camino from Lisbon and it has been getting me down. I guess […]
And just to finish off my few posts from my Camino in May, I want to briefly talk about where I stayed during those few days I walked from Ferrol to Santiago […]
Santiago puts on the best celebrations. Lucky pilgrims!