Virtually walking….St Jean Pied de Port – 2014

It's been 14 days since isolation kicked in and 2 days since lock-in. With so much negativity, it is unhealthy for the mind. I have been scouring YouTube for Camino-related videos and with the recommendation of Linda at Somewhereslowly, I have signed up to Babbel at a specially reduced rate. These days indoors are the …

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When darkness falls, we keep hoping, we keep dreaming…

With the ever evolving situation in Spain, France and Portugal, many pilgrims are putting their Caminos on hold until Covid-19 subsides. When that will be is difficult to say but many qualified people are saying, we should be over the worst by June. Until then, we need to wait. The Camino has seen darker days …

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Let’s talk about Coronavirus

Ok..since my last post, there have been more developments. And I have a feeling that will be the case for the next few months. Yesterday, we learned that our lord and saviour President Trump has placed a travel ban on flights from Europe (excluding UK and Ireland). Now, I'm not medically qualified, but this is …

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Weekend Watch #68 – The Journey

When I discovered the Camino de Santiago nearly 10 years ago, this was one of the first videos on YouTube I found and I was enthralled by the photos. This slideshow was created by a Belfast man who walked the Camino Frances in 2007. The music is apt, considering we are approaching March 17th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS_UVpBLTtw

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Shamrocks and Shells – Do you have a Camino story to tell?

I have mentioned before that I edit a digital magazine for Camino Society Ireland, Shamrocks and Shells. It gives me great joy giving back to the Camino and it keeps me out trouble! It is published every quarter and the whole aim is to showcase the Society's events throughout that quarter. We also look to …

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Pre-Camino Thoughts #4 – 28 days to go

I hope you are all having a good weekend wherever you are. I have been taking it easy and quietly counting down the days. I bought my pilgrim passport from Camino Society Ireland and got my first few stamps. If you live in Ireland, I recommend getting your passport from them. You can pop into …

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Don’t Stop Walking – Season Two

I'm a big fan of Andrew Suzuki's work on the Camino de Santiago. His two series - Don't Stop Walking and Beyond The Way have been massive hits over on Facebook. We have already been treated to Season One of Don't Stop Walking, which is a pilgrim's guide to the Camino de Santiago. A handy …

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