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.
Let the planning begin…
Hey folks! It's a miserable Sunday evening here in Dublin and I thought I would put finger to laptop and say hi. As 2022 slowly rides off to the sunset, I fondly look back on May's Portuguese Camino while I look forward to next year's Caminos at the same time. With little more than 4... Continue Reading →
November’s here and I’m not scared..
I was looking at the calender on Friday and noticed how much of the year had been eaten away. Is it really 2 months to 2023? I remember wishing in the New Year with the tones of Carlos Nuñez in the background. But that was January and today is October 30th. Got to keep on... Continue Reading →
September Walking and Wondering…
Hi folks. It doesn't feel like I last posted two weeks ago. But there is time again. Yesterday, I volunteered with Camino Society Ireland and while it is getting quiet with departing pilgrims here in Dublin, it may not be quiet on the Camino. I am constantly reminded of life on the Camino via social... Continue Reading →