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 →
Walking Dublin’s Celtic Camino
Bray to Dun Laoghaire - 16km - 20th August 2022 I recently had the chance to walk part of the Bray Celtic Camino. It was not the first time I had walked it - 2017 being my first time. I walk with friends on other occasions, but on this occasion I was with fellow pilgrims... Continue Reading →
Some medieval history, St. James Day and other things…
Camino Society walk - 23rd JulySt James Day - 25th JulyTentative plans for 2023Diving head first into YouTubeIf you want to support Clearskies Camino...? Phew, I am struggling to write for you guys. I used to post much more here. I best get my thinking cap on and lose this writer's block. If any of... Continue Reading →
Best foot forward..
St James' Day As St James's Day approaches, I feel it is time to pay respect to the man himself. July 25th falls on a Monday this year and 2022 would ordinarily not be considered a Holy Year in Spain. However, due to Covid, last year's celebrations have been extended. Crowds have been flocking to... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
It’s February and a new Camino season is upon us!
It's February and as I settle back to my new home (long story!), I begin to look ahead on the next few months. 2019 brought a record number of pilgrims to Santiago and the expectation is that this year, the numbers of visitors to Santiago will be higher. But I am here to write about... Continue Reading →
Shamrocks & Shells
I assume most of you reading this blog have experienced the Camino de Santiago in some shape or form. I have been lucky enough to have walked a number of Caminos since my first steps in 2011. I still have fond memories of that week's walk from Sarria. Besides the blisters, no one forgets seeing... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués – My walk from Lisbon
The plan on returning from Porto was to write a daily account until my final stage in Agueda. Well, as the inactivity on this blog can show, that clearly didn't happen. I had one post written and my mind went on strike! It's not that I didn't enjoy the Camino. It was quite the opposite.... Continue Reading →
September’s Camino is a little up in the air…
So as some of you know, I have flights booked to Lisbon to walk some of the Portuguese Camino from September 9th. I booked the outward and return flight from Porto at Christmas. What makes this extra special is I will be meeting Carsten whom I met in Ventosa on the Camino Frances last September.... Continue Reading →
The Easter Break..a chance to renew..
It's a little over two weeks before I return to Spain, on what will be my first Camino this year. As you know I start my walking from Ferrol but truth be told I started this Camino back in 2017, when I walked to St James Church in Dublin and gained a celtic compostela. Everyone... Continue Reading →