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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 …

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It’s Summertime!!

As we enter a new season, I thought I would write a post just to keep you in the loop with things in my part of the world. It is a public holiday here in Ireland and it is gorgeous outside. Blue skies everywhere. It’s just unfortunate we can only wander 5km from our household. …

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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 …

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Throwback Camino – Camino Portugués from A Guarda – Arrival in Santiago

Padrón to Santiago de Compostela One of our longer days due to an error in the distance markers at O Milladoiro. We set off early from Padrón with the sun yet to rise on a wet and drizzly morning. But hey! we were in Galicia! Our minds were set on Santiago and arriving in the Praza! …

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Throwback Camino – Camino Portugués from A Guarda – Day Seven

Caldas de Reis – Padron Another short day at 18km, we were on the homeward stretch. Thoughts of Santiago were becoming more frequent and it was just a matter of time before we arrived in the Praza. Ray knew little of what to expect and I suppose it is good going in blind. It had …

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