Happy Weekend folks! Hope you had a good week and you are enjoying the outdoors. This weekend watch is from two girls from California who uploaded a video to YouTube. They write “It’s not a walk, it’s a hike”, which can be very true. This clip shows you the highlights of their Camino. I recognise a lot of the places, including Manjarin, O Cebreiro, Molinaseca, Roncesvalles and of course Santiago. They seemed to have a great time, but their joy in reaching Santiago is really tangible.
I discovered this series a number of weeks ago and decided to hold off uploading one until he had reached Santiago (on YouTube). The uploader, Petrum. gives a great account of the full French Way….the people he meets, the views, different albergues, towns. Alot of it is in Spanish but there are English subtitles. I would encourage you to watch from the start. The language is a little crude at times, but hey! it’s as real as you get :). Enjoy!
This video has only popped up on YouTube in the last few days and has already had over 1000 views. Not bad. You will see why when you watch it. The uploader has asked fellow pilgrims to tell him or her of one word to describe their Camino in their own language. There are people from all over the world on it, including a few Irish. It makes me want to throw on my backpack and head off again. You can find more information about this project on onewordcamino.com. Enjoy!
In 2013, a young man from the UK walked from St Jean to Finistere over 4 weeks as part of a summer backpacking trip around Europe. This video gives you an insight into those few weeks.
First of all, I am writing at the start of a Bank Holiday weekend here in Ireland. I also have decided to take Tuesday off from work. This is a perfect reason to enjoy the outdoors. Let’s hope the weather improves as it has been pretty poor lately here.
In honour of the long week, the next weekend watch is an extra-long installment. In the Summer of 2014, Luke Darracott walked part of the Camino Norte and the full Camino Francés and uploaded a daily journal to YouTube. I have posted the Camino Francés clips. The clips are well put together.