Solas an Camino Éireannaigh – The Light of the Irish Way

The 25th of July was the feast of Saint James. Saint James is the patron saint of Spain, and for many, his remains are in Santiago de Compostela. Many pilgrims spend this day together, gathering and remembering good times from Caminos-past. Many societies arrange events celebrating the occasion. In Santiago, the festivities usually start with a firework …

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Back to the Camino Portugués de la Costa

Boy, did I plan this in advance? I usually leave the flights or whatever until after Christmas but if you read my last post I had been doing a little bit of planning for next Camino. I have decided to walk from Porto along the Coastal Path and hopefully arrive in Santiago within 2 weeks. …

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Pre-Camino Thoughts #2 – 37 days to go

Buenos días peregrinas y peregrinos! I hope you are keeping well wherever you are reading this. Here in Ireland, it is a Bank Holiday weekend and the sun has made an appearance. Typically on days like this, I would be taking in as many walks as possible. But not this weekend. Today, I ventured north …

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Camino Inglés – Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela – Day 7

A short day - just 16 km to Santiago, but there were a few climbs which made the day interesting. You could be in the Praza do Obradoiro before midday if you wanted to. We decided to aim for a midday finish as I had planned to meet with someone, but I will come to …

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Trailhead – City of the Saint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTolOrdLKxM Trailhead or Tobias Panwitz is a singer-songwriter from Germany. He has recorded three albums and has toured throughout Germany, Europe, and Canada. One of his more recent collection of songs, Keep Walking, was born out of walking in Spain. Tracks 4, 5 and the title track are favorites of mine. https://open.spotify.com/album/0vlEUDDPODzRuAHVpU4D9S?si=E4m0dAv8QN6K0GnDQcmFfg A number of …

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