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.
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 →
If you are thinking of walking one of the many Caminos de Santiago this year, now would be a good time to get your kit and bits and pieces in check. As Roy Keane once said "Fail to prepare, prepare to fail" and I would agree with him to a extent. Even I, after my... Continue Reading →
Today was fun, all Camino related. I spent the morning in Dublin city centre at a Spanish class devouring the future tense (not something I am common with) before taking a trip to my favourite outdoor store to purchase last-minute Camino items. Thank you Christmas vouchers! 1 ) Columbia full zip fleece - I have... Continue Reading →
Today, I have added 2 new files to the Camino Resources section of the blog - one gives a breakdown of how many pilgrims reached Santiago in 2018 and the other is my Packing List for my upcoming Celtic Camino in May. I hope they prove useful to you. packinglistcelticcaminoDownload pilgrimstats2018-convertedDownload
So how did my gear get on after my Camino? In this post, I will tell you how the kit I brought fared and if it needs any improvement. Backpack – Lowe Alpine 35litre Trail - I loved this pack. It served me well. It didn't cause me any problems. I suppose the only issue I had,... Continue Reading →
Hi folks, I've slightly updated my packing list for my meseta Camino in just over 20 days. The main additions are new trail shoes and a change in rain gear. I've changed my blister kit too. Check it out in the "Packing List" tab above.
Eureka! Ahem...sorry if I scared anyone with my opening line there but I may have cracked the one quandary I have left with my kit...the rain jacket. And it was purely incidental. After yesterday's rains, I woke this morning to discover my phone was unable to charge. So I needed to bring it to the... Continue Reading →
Hike #2 Bray town, around and over Bray head and back to the town. Another weekend and now just 100 days (eek!) before I fly back to Spain and into Madrid. Time flies, doesn't it? And speaking of time flying, this day 4 years ago I had completed my third day on my third stint... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →