Weekend Watch #70 – Another milestone

I remember starting out on my Weekend Watch adventure back in 2015. My goal was to give you one video about the Camino per week, one video from the (literally) hundreds of uploaded content on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. With this milestone, I am going to give you 4 because you are worth it....and because …

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Another week of lock-in over and some thoughts..

Well, that week has flown by. It has been seven days since my last post and my great intentions of writing everyday have well and truly been left by the wayside. I am still here however. Hanging in and hanging on and counting my blessings. The date of May 5th looms large but I don't …

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Reflections on the Camino del Norte

This piece from Stephen McCormack was posted in this quarter’s edition of Shamrocks and Shells. It is a good account of Stephen’s Camino del Norte, WIth pictures. There are other articles there too.

Shamrocks & Shells

A few days ago I dismantled a temporary display of Camino photographs I was using to illustrate my Camino story to friends and family. The process prompted me to think again about my Camino experience: why I had done it, my main impressions and what the experience means to me now.
“Walking the Camino”, to use the cliched phrase, was an ambition of mine since 10 odd years ago when my wife walked part of the Camino Frances and spoke passionately about it. Over the last several years I kept meeting people who had “walked the Camino”. I read articles about it and was generally intrigued by the idea of this ancient pilgrim walk. Two of my children walked the Camino Portugues from Porto to Santiago de Compostela and spoke of the beauty of the walk and the many personal encounters they had and their experiences generally.

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Another week closer…an early start and some videos

T minus 18 days Well that week flew by. I have been busily entertaining myself with work and keeping myself indoors. We have been encouraged to stay indoors until May 5th and while that may seem a long time away, I choose to keep busy and let time do the work. I woke up at …

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14 days…#keepwriting

Let me take you back to Saturday, March the 14th. Coronavirus was in the news here in Ireland however we were free to travel and see folks (oh I miss those days!). I went to the Camino Information Centre for the day and walked back to the centre of town to catch my train. At …

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Weekend Watch #68 – The Journey

When I discovered the Camino de Santiago nearly 10 years ago, this was one of the first videos on YouTube I found and I was enthralled by the photos. This slideshow was created by a Belfast man who walked the Camino Frances in 2007. The music is apt, considering we are approaching March 17th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS_UVpBLTtw

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Walking the Waterford Greenway – Another walk

Yesterday was my 3rd walk of the year. I took a trip to Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford to walk some of the Waterford Greenway with Camino Society Ireland. The weather forecast wasn't great but the skies were clear when we left Dublin and we had a pleasant walk. It was 11 km in total from Kilmeadan …

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