May 11th 2022 – Day 5 Vila Praia de Ancora to OiaDistance: 28.3km on Gronze.comAlbergue: La Cala - A Pilgrims Inn Today, we would be leaving Portugal and walking to a little piece of heaven in Oia. Let me digress for a moment before I talk about the day... Oia is in Spain - another country. It's... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 4 – Anha to Vila Praia de Ancora
May 10th 2022 – Day 4 Anha to Vila Praia de AncoraDistance: 23.6km on Gronze.com / 30.59km according to FitbitAlbergue: Albergue D'Avenida Another morning on the Camino Portugués. The sun is breaking through as we woke up. There is another pilgrim in the kitchen availing of some of the buffet breakfast left by our kind hosts. I leave... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 3 – Fao to Anha
May 9th 2022 - Day 3 Fao to AnhaDistance: 22.4km on Gronze.com / 25.8km on Google TimelineAlbergue: Casa da Carolina Before I walked this stage, I knew it would be challenging. We would be moving away from the coast – albeit for the day, we would also reach the highest point of this Camino at... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 2 – Vila do Conde to Fao
May 8th 2022 - Day 2 Vila do Conde to FaoDistance: 21km on Gronze.com but really 25km.Albergue: The Spot Ofir Hostel Ok, so I have a good few notes and photos for this day, mainly as I was walking solo. We all suffered in our own way after Day 1 and the two lads wanted... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 1 – Porto to Vila do Conde
May 7th 2022 - Day 1 Porto to Vila do Conde Distance: 25km from Foz do Douro Albergue: Balada dos Mares Vila Day One starts...Getting up was the easy part. I was awake at 3am with excitement. My pack was ready on the ground below me as I lay on the top bunk. My pilgrim... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués Coastal 2022 – Porto to Santiago
May 6th 2022 - Day 0Dublin to Porto I have arrived home from the Camino de Santiago. With compostela in hand, I have many more memories to take with me. The Camino Portugués from Porto is a beautiful Camino and one I walked with great company. However, it would be remiss of me to say... Continue Reading →
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 →
A Packing List For A 2022 Camino
With just under 100 days until my next trip to the Camino, I thought it would be a good time to break down what's in my pack for May 2022.
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 →