Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Day Three

Nigrán to Vigo It was a short day and a day away from the traditional Camino. While many pilgrims stay inland from A Ramallosa, myself and Ray decided to stick to the shore until Vigo. Instead of following yellow arrows, we would be following green arrows and walking along beaches. Not that there was a …

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Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Day Two

Oia to Nigrán Our 2nd day on the trail and it was almost a shame to be leaving Oia. I would love to go back there again, there is such a sense of community about it. But we are on Camino! Today, we walked to Nigrán, just over 22kms north of Oia and a little bit …

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Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Day One

It is 2 years since my brother and I walked from A Guarda, on the Spanish border, to Santiago de Compestela. It was his first Camino and my first time on the Portuguese Way. After a number of times on the French Way, I had watched the number of pilgrims grow and I wanted to …

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Another week closer…an early start and some videos

T minus 18 days Well that week flew by. I have been busily entertaining myself with work and keeping myself indoors. We have been encouraged to stay indoors until May 5th and while that may seem a long time away, I choose to keep busy and let time do the work. I woke up at …

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Weekend Watch #69 – Beyond the Way returns..

Beyond the way is Andrew Suzuki, a pilgrim from New Zealand. He has walked and documented his time on the Camino Frances in a mini-series and I would encourage you to watch it on http://www.beyondtheway.net. In the last few days, Season 2 of Beyond the Way has been uploaded on YouTube and it begins to …

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14 days…#keepwriting

Let me take you back to Saturday, March the 14th. Coronavirus was in the news here in Ireland however we were free to travel and see folks (oh I miss those days!). I went to the Camino Information Centre for the day and walked back to the centre of town to catch my train. At …

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When darkness falls, we keep hoping, we keep dreaming…

With the ever evolving situation in Spain, France and Portugal, many pilgrims are putting their Caminos on hold until Covid-19 subsides. When that will be is difficult to say but many qualified people are saying, we should be over the worst by June. Until then, we need to wait. The Camino has seen darker days …

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Let’s talk about Coronavirus

Ok..since my last post, there have been more developments. And I have a feeling that will be the case for the next few months. Yesterday, we learned that our lord and saviour President Trump has placed a travel ban on flights from Europe (excluding UK and Ireland). Now, I'm not medically qualified, but this is …

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