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 →
Weekend Watch #82 – A Beautiful Camino Portugués Video
Watch Joe as he walks the Camino Portugués Route to Santiago de Compostela. You can find more just like this by searching for #weekendwatch!
Has the Camino de Santiago changed you?
I've learned a lot having talked to my podcast guests over the last number of months. First of all, it has been a pleasure to re-walk their Camino with them during this challenging time. Secondly, it gives me an outlet to give back - something that I have been doing for three years and I... Continue Reading →
The future is unclear, but all we can do is remain positive..
As most of you are aware, a second wave of Covid-19 is gripping Europe and the US. It is looking a little more brighter in Asia and Australia as borders begin to open and lockdowns end. Many, if not all, provinces in Spain have closed their borders to curtail access in and out. The Galician... Continue Reading →
A rewarding month…
The last month has been a rewarding experience for me personally. Let me explain. Writing here has always been fun but for the last number of years, I can see my posts aren't reaching the pilgrims I hope to see them. And I don't want to go around forcing people to read my posts. So... Continue Reading →
An update, relax and recharge, Camino podcast and future plans
Hey everyone? How are you this morning? It's Thursday as I write and it is so close to the end of my annual leave. Has it been a productive few days? I would say yes! I have had the chance the rest and recharge while getting the chance to do something I wanted to do... Continue Reading →
Do you want to share your Camino experience?
I think it is no secret that I wish to create a podcast to help others (and in turn myself) get ready for a trip to Spain / Portugal. I have all the necessary equipment and I hope to have the first episode uploaded shortly. Over the coming weeks, I am looking to talk to... Continue Reading →
September memories & what could have been?
For those on Social media, it's usual to receive the daily update reminding you what you were doing on this date X number of years ago. Whether it be on Facebook, Instagram or on Google Photos, each day without fail a notification is sent. In that notification is a distraction from what is going on... Continue Reading →