On arriving back to Ireland in September, my thoughts turned to the following year. This is completely natural for me!! Often I am thinking of where I will walk next before I finish my current Camino. I had many different routes on my mind, including walking from A Coruna on the Celtic Camino however I settled on the Camino Portugués. I will be walking with my brother next May from A Guarda at the Portuguese border and over the course of 10 days, we will walk to Santiago.
I was mindful that this is his first Camino and I wanted to choose a handy stretch for him, and one where he will gain a compostela. The Camino Frances is at the back of my mind for a few years to come. So I hope to walk along the Camino Portugués Coastal route from A Guarda – Oia – Baiona – Vigo and into the Central at Redondela. Then we will walk to Santiago.
I don’t know much about this route but I have both Brierley’s and Wise Pilgrim’s guides to read over. Now to get my brother organised with a backpack and some gear!