Towns Along The Way – “E”

The next letter on the “Towns Along the Way” series is “E”, as there are no towns starting with “D” (I dare you to look!). There aren’t too many so here goes…working towards Santiago. Espinal (map) Espinal is a typical Basque village and one of the first you will encounter after leaving Roncesvalles. At this... Continue Reading →

Hace dos meses….

I returned from Burgos on the 14th of September with a new found energy, and maybe a desire to return again. But surely that isn't that bad? Nearly two months have passed since I returned to Ireland. Since then, I have tried to keep the Camino alive. Many times have I wanted to book a... Continue Reading →

So why the Camino de Santiago?

I was out with some good pilgrim friends last evening and naturally enough, the Camino was brought up during our conversation. One of the many questions was "So how did everyone hear about the Camino?" which is a perfectly fine question. I didn't get a chance to answer, however, and as my story is not... Continue Reading →

Camino Francés – A return

I don't get into this position too often. I returned from the Portuguese Coastal Route, revitalised, with quite a few days leave left. So I decided I would go back. But not to Santiago or Galicia, but to the other side of Spain. I actually quite prefer the journey and not the destination. Stopping short... Continue Reading →

Back to the Camino Francés

And I can't wait... It has been nearly three months since I returned from Santiago and the Portuguese Camino. I had a great time. It was short. Too short. I arrived back and immediately thought "I need to go back". So I sat down and looked at flights back to Spain. My trips to Spain... Continue Reading →

Home..but still on the Way..

My feet are in Dublin but my mind has been left somewhere between Leon and Astorga on the dusty trail. Sigh! All who I have met, broke bread and shared stories with are close to Santiago at this stage. How I wish I had continued my journey with them. But alas!, I must return to... Continue Reading →

Writing from the Camino..

Hola! I write to you in the Municipal Albergue in Astorga. I have walked for ten days and while this is not even a third of the full French Way, I have completed the time allotted to me this year. I started in Burgos what feels like months ago and after close to 240kms, I... Continue Reading →

The Countdown continues…

With 3 days before I board my flight to Madrid, I am filled with mixed emotions - happiness, trepidation, excitement - but this is all normal. I have walked into Burgos twice before but have not had the chance to properly explore. This year I arrive between 1-2pm and I will make the most of... Continue Reading →

26 days to go…

26 days until Camino numero siete. I can't wait...no, literally! This feeling doesn't get old. And naturally enough, I want to bring you along with me...well, not carry you, but you know what I mean! I hope to write about my 2 weeks away and I hope it will be useful to most of you.... Continue Reading →

A Countdown of sorts…

So in my previous post, I mentioned that I had 126 days to wait until I boarded my flight to Madrid. To fill in that gap, I have started a countdown of sorts over on my instagram account. Every day up to my day of departure, I will post a photo from a previous Camino...a... Continue Reading →

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