A few last thoughts before Porto….

It is late on Wednesday in Dublin and in any other day of the week, it is a work evening. I would probably be asleep with an early rise ahead of me for work. It's different this week and it has been for quite some time as the clock has been slowly ticking down. I... Continue Reading →

It’s getting closer…

It's only 7 months since I was on the Camino last (Camino Francés). I look back fondly on that week however it was organised quickly after a long lay-off from travel. I wish I had longer to walk at the time but it was what it was! This Camino from Porto is very much different... Continue Reading →

Checking my packing list..

With a month left before I go, I have been mostly checking my packing list ensuring I have the right kit. I have kept many items from last September's travels on the meseta but there are a few things that needed replacing. After inspecting my gear, I bought a few items online and I am... Continue Reading →

Weekend Watch #83 – Camino Time Lapse

I stumbled across another great YouTube channel a few weeks ago. This pilgrim provides a time lapse of the first étape of the Camino Francés from St Jean to Roncesvalles. He has been uploading each stage each week and I suggest that you subscribe to his channel. The first stage is a challenging one and... Continue Reading →

A month to Porto..

Ok, so it's just after 11pm here on a Saturday night in Dublin and I realised that I haven't written in a while. While I am awake, I may as well put finger to keyboard and update you on how my preparation is going. Practice Walks With the days and weeks flying by, it has... Continue Reading →

Picking up the kilometres…

With less than 2 months before we leave for Porto, the sun came out over St. Patrick's Weekend - which was great motivation to get out and build up the kilometres. Aware Harbour 2 Harbour Walk On St. Patrick's Day, I was joined by my pilgrim friend Oihana and my brother Ray and we walked... Continue Reading →

The Camino de Santiago & Medication

I keep meaning to write about this particular topic but somehow feel that it might not be relevant for the Camino de Santiago. However, we live in a day and age where a good proportion of people are taking medication for one or another condition. For me, it matters, as I take prescription medication on... Continue Reading →

Planning for the Next Camino

With only a few months away, it's very difficult to not look forward to the next Camino. I was back volunteering with Camino Society Ireland last Saturday and it felt great to chat to pilgrims either planning their Caminos or who have just returned. During the pandemic, I had been conversing with friends over email,... Continue Reading →

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