The Beauty of the Camino

OK so I rarely buy books on the Camino de Santiago, choosing to visit my local library or Camino Society. However, a book was brought to my attention before Christmas that I needed to add to my collection. Written by Angelika Schneider, Johnnie Walker and Stephen Shiels, and centred on the Via de la Plata,... Continue Reading →

Camino Francés 2014 & 2015

As I have not had the opportunity to walk one of Spain's great pilgrim's paths this year, I've been reeling in the years by looking over photos from previous Caminos. I must say it has been quite enjoyable, even though I prefer to make new memories. During the two years of 2014 and 2015, I... Continue Reading →

One small step at a time…

I am delighted to have sent my first newsletter to my small but proud band of readers this morning. This newsletter is sent at the end of each month. I have written it with a personal touch, something that has been lacking in my general posts on the blog. If you wish to receive these... Continue Reading →

A rewarding month…

The last month has been a rewarding experience for me personally. Let me explain. Writing here has always been fun but for the last number of years, I can see my posts aren't reaching the pilgrims I hope to see them. And I don't want to go around forcing people to read my posts. So... Continue Reading →

Reliving May’s memories

Most years in the month of May, you would find me in Spain or Portugal walking. Not this month. Or even not this year. Instead I am looking back on old trips. I find it is a suitable replacement. 2011 - I was preparing for my first trip, walking from Sarria on the first week... Continue Reading →

It’s the Weekend again!

Hi guys, its the weekend again and those few days flew. It has been a busy few days.. It is important to keep yourself busy, especially where we are today. In Ireland, we have a Public Holiday on Monday so I am going to think about where I will walk this time around. Oh, I... Continue Reading →

2020 Packing List

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 →

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