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 →

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 →

Two pilgrims become Three

We are two months out from our return to the Camino and I felt I needed to write. The last time I put hand to keyboard, I was getting my pack in order and starting to get a training plan together. The last time I had walked in excess of 15 kilometres was in December... 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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