Let the planning begin…

Hey folks! It's a miserable Sunday evening here in Dublin and I thought I would put finger to laptop and say hi. As 2022 slowly rides off to the sunset, I fondly look back on May's Portuguese Camino while I look forward to next year's Caminos at the same time. With little more than 4... Continue Reading →

It’s getting closer…

It's only 7 months since I was on the Camino last (Camino Francés). I look back fondly on that week however it was organised quickly after a long lay-off from travel. I wish I had longer to walk at the time but it was what it was! This Camino from Porto is very much different... Continue Reading →

Checking my packing list..

With a month left before I go, I have been mostly checking my packing list ensuring I have the right kit. I have kept many items from last September's travels on the meseta but there are a few things that needed replacing. After inspecting my gear, I bought a few items online and I am... Continue Reading →

Picking up the kilometres…

With less than 2 months before we leave for Porto, the sun came out over St. Patrick's Weekend - which was great motivation to get out and build up the kilometres. Aware Harbour 2 Harbour Walk On St. Patrick's Day, I was joined by my pilgrim friend Oihana and my brother Ray and we walked... Continue Reading →

Planning for the Next Camino

With only a few months away, it's very difficult to not look forward to the next Camino. I was back volunteering with Camino Society Ireland last Saturday and it felt great to chat to pilgrims either planning their Caminos or who have just returned. During the pandemic, I had been conversing with friends over email,... Continue Reading →

Every Moment is a Fresh Beginning

This is my first post of 2022, a first of many, I hope. I hope you all had a good break and enjoyed the New Year. To be quite honest, I have never been fond of New Year’s Eve. Are we celebrating the passage of time or are we looking forward to something unknown? TS Elliot once said, “Every moment is a fresh beginning”. We shouldn’t put so much energy into one night but try to better ourselves each day. Regardless, we are in 2022 and I can’t but feel hopeful.

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