Viana do Castelo to Caminha Distance: 27 km Accommodation: Bom Caminha Albergue This was a day of two halves and one I would remember for quite some time. After a fantastic sleep at Alex Point, I woke at 7am. I stuck my head out the window to witness heavy rain falling accompanied with winds. I saw... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2023 – Day 3 – Fao to Viana do Castelo.
Fao to Viana do Castelo Distance: 27km Accommodation: Alex Point Guesthouse It was another eventful day - slightly hot, but one I will remember. I was more anxious starting out after last year and I didn't take as many photos as normal. I have a genuine fear of heights and there are number of bridges... Continue Reading →
I have returned from Santiago – first impressions!
So if you have been in contact with me on my other social media sites, you may have known that I have been to Santiago and I am back a week. I walked the Camino Portugués Coastal Route and enjoyed every moment. I left Porto on Easter Sunday and arrived into Santiago on the 20th... Continue Reading →
November’s here and I’m not scared..
I was looking at the calender on Friday and noticed how much of the year had been eaten away. Is it really 2 months to 2023? I remember wishing in the New Year with the tones of Carlos Nuñez in the background. But that was January and today is October 30th. Got to keep on... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 4 – Anha to Vila Praia de Ancora
May 10th 2022 – Day 4 Anha to Vila Praia de AncoraDistance: 23.6km on Gronze.com / 30.59km according to FitbitAlbergue: Albergue D'Avenida Another morning on the Camino Portugués. The sun is breaking through as we woke up. There is another pilgrim in the kitchen availing of some of the buffet breakfast left by our kind hosts. I leave... Continue Reading →
Camino Portugués 2022 – Day 1 – Porto to Vila do Conde
May 7th 2022 - Day 1 Porto to Vila do Conde Distance: 25km from Foz do Douro Albergue: 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... Continue Reading →
A few last thoughts before Porto….
It is late on Wednesday in Dublin and in any other day of the week, it is a work evening. I would probably be asleep with an early rise ahead of me for work. It's different this week and it has been for quite some time as the clock has been slowly ticking down. I... 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 →
Weekend Watch #83 – Camino Time Lapse
I stumbled across another great YouTube channel a few weeks ago. This pilgrim provides a time lapse of the first étape of the Camino Francés from St Jean to Roncesvalles. He has been uploading each stage each week and I suggest that you subscribe to his channel. The first stage is a challenging one and... Continue Reading →
A first step on the Camino from 2011
A few days ago, one of those memories popped up in my Facebook feed. It was from 11 years ago - 2011. I was instantly transported back to that time and place. Let me show you the screengrab first of all and I can talk to you about it.. After 4 months of fundraising for... Continue Reading →