Caminha to Oia Distance: 20 km Accommodation: La Cala = A Pilgrim's Inn The days are going by so fast. Today was a slow day and I was probably the last one out of the albergue this morning. It was great to meet pilgrims from all over the world, each taking their own paths. A few... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2023 – Day 4 – Viana do Castelo to Caminha
Viana do Castelo to Caminha Distance: 27 km Accommodation: Bom Caminha Albergue This was a day of two halves and one I would remember for quite some time. After a fantastic sleep at Alex Point, I woke at 7am. I stuck my head out the window to witness heavy rain falling accompanied with winds. I saw... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2023 – Day 3 – Fao to Viana do Castelo.
Fao to Viana do Castelo Distance: 27km Accommodation: Alex Point Guesthouse It was another eventful day - slightly hot, but one I will remember. I was more anxious starting out after last year and I didn't take as many photos as normal. I have a genuine fear of heights and there are number of bridges... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2023 – Day 2 – Vila do Conde to Fao.
Vila do Conde to Fao Distance: 23.5km Albergue: The Spot Ofir Hostel A solitary walk today and a return to an albergue I stayed in last year, so I was very much in my element. I had a super sleep and was woken by Estelle and Hector who were busily making breakfast in the kitchen.... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2023 – Day 1 – Porto to Vila do Conde
April 9th 2023 - Day 1 Porto to Vila do Conde Distance: 31km Albergue: Laranjal Guesthouse I had no expectations about today. Last year's walk had shown me what "not" to do. So I wanted to take things easy and enjoy the day. And I think I did that. I woke as the reasonable hour... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués Coastal 2023 – Porto
April 8th 2023 – Day 0 - Travel dayDublin to Porto via Lisbon It was an early start leaving Dublin, as most Ryanair flights tend to be. I arrived at Terminal 1, Dublin Airport at 5.30am yawning bound for Lisbon Airport. My destination was Porto though. It would be a long day but I would... Continue Reading →
I have returned from Santiago – first impressions!
So if you have been in contact with me on my other social media sites, you may have known that I have been to Santiago and I am back a week. I walked the Camino Portugués Coastal Route and enjoyed every moment. I left Porto on Easter Sunday and arrived into Santiago on the 20th... Continue Reading →
2022 – 2023
Happy New Year to all my readers. I hope 2023 is filled with happiness and all your wishes come true.
My Favourite Albergues on the Camino Francés
I first walked the Camino Francés in 2011 and I have been venturing back and forth each year to walk a section of this great way. Whether it be in La Rioja, Navarra or across the plains of the Meseta, this pilgrim has enjoyed the companionship of other pilgrims, the sights and most importantly, the... Continue Reading →
Weekend Watch #84 – Estella to Logroño
Happy Weekend pilgrims and I hope you are keeping well. It has been a while since I shared an amazing video about the Camino with you but I stumbled across this one today. Navarra and La Rioja has a special place in my heart and I always enjoy being on Camino there. This video is... Continue Reading →