Caminha to Oia Distance: 20 km Accommodation: La Cala = A Pilgrim's Inn The days are going by so fast. Today was a slow day and I was probably the last one out of the albergue this morning. It was great to meet pilgrims from all over the world, each taking their own paths. A few... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2023 – Day 4 – Viana do Castelo to Caminha
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 →
Camino Portugués 2023 – Day 3 – Fao to Viana do Castelo.
Fao to Viana do Castelo Distance: 27km Accommodation: Alex Point Guesthouse It was another eventful day - slightly hot, but one I will remember. I was more anxious starting out after last year and I didn't take as many photos as normal. I have a genuine fear of heights and there are number of bridges... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2023 – Day 2 – Vila do Conde to Fao.
Vila do Conde to Fao Distance: 23.5km Albergue: The Spot Ofir Hostel A solitary walk today and a return to an albergue I stayed in last year, so I was very much in my element. I had a super sleep and was woken by Estelle and Hector who were busily making breakfast in the kitchen.... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2023 – Day 1 – Porto to Vila do Conde
April 9th 2023 - Day 1 Porto to Vila do Conde Distance: 31km Albergue: Laranjal Guesthouse I had no expectations about today. Last year's walk had shown me what "not" to do. So I wanted to take things easy and enjoy the day. And I think I did that. I woke as the reasonable hour... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués Coastal 2023 – Porto
April 8th 2023 – Day 0 - Travel dayDublin to Porto via Lisbon It was an early start leaving Dublin, as most Ryanair flights tend to be. I arrived at Terminal 1, Dublin Airport at 5.30am yawning bound for Lisbon Airport. My destination was Porto though. It would be a long day but I would... Continue Reading →
I have returned from Santiago – first impressions!
So if you have been in contact with me on my other social media sites, you may have known that I have been to Santiago and I am back a week. I walked the Camino Portugués Coastal Route and enjoyed every moment. I left Porto on Easter Sunday and arrived into Santiago on the 20th... Continue Reading →
November’s here and I’m not scared..
I was looking at the calender on Friday and noticed how much of the year had been eaten away. Is it really 2 months to 2023? I remember wishing in the New Year with the tones of Carlos Nuñez in the background. But that was January and today is October 30th. Got to keep on... Continue Reading →
September Walking and Wondering…
Hi folks. It doesn't feel like I last posted two weeks ago. But there is time again. Yesterday, I volunteered with Camino Society Ireland and while it is getting quiet with departing pilgrims here in Dublin, it may not be quiet on the Camino. I am constantly reminded of life on the Camino via social... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 4 – Anha to Vila Praia de Ancora
May 10th 2022 – Day 4 Anha to Vila Praia de AncoraDistance: 23.6km on Gronze.com / 30.59km according to FitbitAlbergue: Albergue D'Avenida Another morning on the Camino Portugués. The sun is breaking through as we woke up. There is another pilgrim in the kitchen availing of some of the buffet breakfast left by our kind hosts. I leave... Continue Reading →