In August of this year, I wrote about David Vidal and his Casa de los Dioses. He owns a plot of land about 2km outside of Astorga on the Camino Frances. Here, he offers drinks, food, fruit and words of encouragement to pilgrims who pass by. He and his Casa embodies the spirit of the... Continue Reading →
It’s been a quiet week..
Hi folks. I am home from Santiago just over a week now and I have been hit with a bad dose of the Post Camino Blues. I find myself waking up earlier than normal and also wondering what I was doing this time last week. My backpack is never far just in case I need to throw it... Continue Reading →
Another fix for Blisters?
There are many different ways to avoid blisters..from wearing the right socks and keeping your feet dry. However, a recent study has found a very cheap and easy fix for a pilgrim's worst nightmare. Whether, you choose to try it out, I'll leave it up to you 🙂 http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/fitness/a-cheap-and-easy-fix-is-found-for-one-of-sports-great-aches-blisters-34623137.html
In Memory of Denise Thiem…
We are all aware at this stage of the very sad news of the recovery of Denise Thiem's body in Spain. After I heard that she was missing, a part of me knew that she was safe and well but the longer time went on, the hope of finding Denise dwindled. I walked through the... Continue Reading →
New name!! – Clearskies Camino!!
Just a quick post to let you know that I have slightly changed the domain name of my blog. From now on, it will go by the name of http://www.clearskiescamino.com. Nothing else has changed so you will have no difficulties with any of the links in the Links page. This is the first of a... Continue Reading →
Distractions…can be brushed aside.
I keep meaning to finish writing about the final few days of my last Camino in September. But life gets in the way and it gets put on the long finger. I will finish it by tomorrow. I have some further news though. I met with two friends last weekend. They are also from Ireland... Continue Reading →
Something to keep an eye on in Iceland…
Iceland raises Bardarbunga volcano alert to orange At the time of writing, I have 15 days or so before I head back to Spain and the natural feeling one has is "Ah sure, it will fly in, nothing will go wrong..you'll be on the trail before you know it!" But I'm keeping my eye on... Continue Reading →
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1390742/Walking-Northern-Spains-Camino-Santiago-Compostela-pilgrimage.html Here is an article about the Camino de Santiago in the Daily Mail. It has been a while since I have read anything in the papers about the way. It was published in 2011 by the way.