Weekend Watch #49 – León Cathedral

While Santiago Cathedral is under refurbishment, pilgrims may look to other cathedrals for solace. While León Cathedral is undergoing work it is open to the public and I have always enjoyed visiting it. The same goes for Burgos and Astorga. It's been over 2 years since I have been to León and although I have... Continue Reading →

Post-Camino Blues

Hello everyone. I arrived back home on the 19th of May, having reached Santiago de Compostela on the 14th of May. For someone who is so used to the flat plain meseta, this was different, but not any less enjoyable. Galicia is a beautiful part of the world and there were times where my brother... Continue Reading →

The Sounds Of The Camino

As soon as your Camino begins and you start your walk early in the morning, there will be sounds that will be become part of your day, whether they are welcome or not. Some will make you smile, some will annoy, all are part and parcel of the Camino experience. I’ve decided to run down... Continue Reading →

5 Days To Go

This may well be the last post I write before the brother and I head out to Ferrol on Tuesday. I have everything I need and I have one day left in work before I get in the zone. I am missing out on a Fiesta for Camino Society Ireland members, which is a bit... Continue Reading →

Daily Costs On The Camino

I haven't written about the topic of costs on the Camino before so I thought I would dive into my experiences with money over the last number of years. It's important to start out by saying that everyone's experience is different. You may choose to avoid albergues and have a more comfortable Camino, thereby increasing... Continue Reading →

What’s Next?

It is a little too soon to talk about next year's Camino before I have taken my first step from Ferrol but the purpose of this post is to let you know what routes I would like to walk in the near future. I won't give any dates as I have no plans made other... Continue Reading →

10 days before i leave….

I don't have long left. My first trip to Spain this year is within touching distance. The countdown is close to single digits. But I'm far less prepared than before. Is this a sign of an experienced pilgrim or just someone who has other things on his mind? A little bit of both, to be... Continue Reading →

Just a few last things to do..

The bag is packed, I'm ready to go.........ok! enough of the singing! The neighbours will start to complain. But I am pretty much ready. I bought a new Samsung phone charger cable, walking trousers and a few items to restock my first aid kit during the week. So I am set. And forgive me if... Continue Reading →

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