The clock can’t keep moving fast enough..

At the start of this Covid crisis, I promised myself I would write more. This hasn't been going to plan exactly. I have tried and I usually have an idea or two to put into a post each week. This week I have nothing. It's just a shame I wasn't in Spain this year -... Continue Reading →

Purchases for a 2021 Camino

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 →

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 →

A happy pilgrim at Christmas!

I'm lucky my family appreciates that I enjoy wandering through Spain, Portugal and indeed Ireland with a backpack on my back. Santa (or my family, you decide) has been to the Smith household and he certainly is a pilgrim at heart. I have a number of walks planned for 2020 and these few gifts really... Continue Reading →

Daily Costs On The Camino

I haven't written about the topic of costs on the Camino before so I thought I would dive into my experiences with money over the last number of years. It's important to start out by saying that everyone's experience is different. You may choose to avoid albergues and have a more comfortable Camino, thereby increasing... Continue Reading →

Two recent additions to ClearskiesCamino

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

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