May 8th 2022 - Day 2 Vila do Conde to FaoDistance: 21km on Gronze.com but really 25km.Albergue: The Spot Ofir Hostel Ok, so I have a good few notes and photos for this day, mainly as I was walking solo. We all suffered in our own way after Day 1 and the two lads wanted... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués Coastal 2022 – Porto to Santiago
May 6th 2022 - Day 0Dublin to Porto I have arrived home from the Camino de Santiago. With compostela in hand, I have many more memories to take with me. The Camino Portugués from Porto is a beautiful Camino and one I walked with great company. However, it would be remiss of me to say... Continue Reading →
A Packing List For A 2022 Camino
With just under 100 days until my next trip to the Camino, I thought it would be a good time to break down what's in my pack for May 2022.
It’s getting closer…
It's only 7 months since I was on the Camino last (Camino Francés). I look back fondly on that week however it was organised quickly after a long lay-off from travel. I wish I had longer to walk at the time but it was what it was! This Camino from Porto is very much different... Continue Reading →
A month to Porto..
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
I'm a little excited. Actually, I'm not quite sure how I feel. This could be the beginning of something new or, then again, it may not be. I will know in a few weeks when I take my first steps. It's no secret that it has become more of a challenge to keep your audience,... Continue Reading →
Purchases for a 2021 Camino
So with no Camino this year, I am left to read up on the many Irish pilgrim routes and walking paths in Ireland. And there are many. With many of my favourite walking routes within reach from Monday, I have gone all out with a new day-pack, recommended by L over on Somewhereslowly.com. I had... Continue Reading →