Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 1 – Porto to Vila do Conde

May 7th 2022 - Day 1 Porto to Vila do CondeDistance: 25km from Foz do DouroAlbergue: Balada dos Mares Vila Day One starts...Getting up was the easy part. I was awake at 3am with excitement. My pack was ready on the ground below me as I lay on the top bunk. My pilgrim companions were... 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 →

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 →

Weekend Watch #70 – Another milestone

I remember starting out on my Weekend Watch adventure back in 2015. My goal was to give you one video about the Camino per week, one video from the (literally) hundreds of uploaded content on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. With this milestone, I am going to give you 4 because you are worth it....and because... 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 →

Shamrocks & Shells

I assume most of you reading this blog have experienced the Camino de Santiago in some shape or form. I have been lucky enough to have walked a number of Caminos since my first steps in 2011. I still have fond memories of that week's walk from Sarria. Besides the blisters, no one forgets seeing... Continue Reading →

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