Another beautiful day and another trip with the Camino prep meet-up group. Each time I meet with them, I feel like I have stumbled across a pot of gold. Yesterday, we took on the Spinc trail at Glendalough. As some of you may know, Glendalough is home of St. Kevin's church and monastic site. The... Continue Reading →
It’s Been Quite a While…
Apologies are in order I guess. I haven't posted for close on a month now. I have been in hospital since the 9th of March undergoing tests. Nothing of a serious nature I may add. Since I was a child, I have had epilepsy and it has been more or less controlled with medication. However,... Continue Reading →
Ireland? Or Galicia?
Last weekend I took a trip westward to meet my good friends C and J. I have written a number of times about them after we met in 2013 outside a wet and windy Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Whenever we can we all meet up to reminisce, have a few cervezas and of course,... Continue Reading →
My Wrist is Free!
Just a quick post to let you know that today my cast on my left wrist has been removed. I have been discharged as the doctors feel happy that the wrist has healed. As you can imagine, it feels very strange and tender now, having been restricted for a month and a half. I had... Continue Reading →
Being Camino fit (or Camino unfit in my case)
Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, I could walk 25 kms-30 kms a day and feel fine. Of course, I would stop for cafe con leches or cervezas, and a little snack. Walking these distances didn't cause too much trouble for me save for a few strains in my legs or the... Continue Reading →
The Irish and the Camino..
Hi everyone, just some news that happened over the last week. I went along to a talk given by Turlough of Donnell of the Irish Camino Society entitled "The Irish and the Camino de Santiago: 800 Years of History" as part of the Dublin History Festival. During the hour or so, Turlough talked about how Irish... Continue Reading →
It’s been a quiet week..
Hi folks. I am home from Santiago just over a week now and I have been hit with a bad dose of the Post Camino Blues. I find myself waking up earlier than normal and also wondering what I was doing this time last week. My backpack is never far just in case I need to throw it... Continue Reading →
St. James’ Church, Dublin
My last post talked about David Vidal in Astorga being one of the legends of the Camino Frances, but I just want to shift focus to another group who doesn't get the credit it deserves. If you are based in Ireland or if you are on holiday in Dublin from abroad, make sure you pay... Continue Reading →
A Very Camino Bank Holiday Weekend..
So is it really May? Did 4 months just pass me by, because I didn't feel them go? It won't be long before September is here. However, I have great fear that my mini-Camino will pass me by and I'll be wishing I was still there when I return home. That was the case during... Continue Reading →
...it's got a nice ring to it, doesn't it? two..oh..one..six.. ..I haven't got used to writing it yet, but at least we have got one extra day to try and complete all those New Year's resolutions, eh? Christmas was good but I'm happy to be out of silly season. There wasn't much walking done however,... Continue Reading →