We continue on our journey... Uterga (map) - 710 kms to Santiago. Uterga is the first town you arrive at after descending the Alto de Perdón. The descent can be perilous at times, especially during bad weather. I remember walking into the village in September 2014 and initially spotting its large town hall. It must be... Continue Reading →
Confidence – bringing my Camino-self home.
I still remember to this day the words a section manager at my workplace told me a number of years ago. "You're your own worst enemy". He knew me from working with me day in and out. And I agreed with him. I'm sure a lot of you can relate to this. Having a lack... Continue Reading →
Updated Packing List
Hi folks, I've slightly updated my packing list for my meseta Camino in just over 20 days. The main additions are new trail shoes and a change in rain gear. I've changed my blister kit too. Check it out in the "Packing List" tab above.
My chat with Dan Mullins on My Camino – the podcast
I recently talked to Dan Mullins, an Australian producer and musician, about my experiences on the Camino and it has been uploaded for all to listen to. I had a blast talking to Dan as he has walked the Camino and is walking again in September. We touched on kit, blisters, the history of Irish... Continue Reading →
Your Stories, Your Camino – Reg and Sue Spittle
I was delighted to receive an e-mail from Sue Spittle after she read my post asking for other people's experiences on the Camino de Santiago. Both Sue and her husband Reg, decided to walk the Camino Frances from Pamplona in 2013. It was their first long distance walk and their first time with backpacks. It... Continue Reading →
Weekend Watch #34 – Along the Way – El Camino de Santiago
It's been quite a while since I posted a Weekend Watch, so now is a great time to post one of the best videos I have seen. I'll be honest with you but I wasn't far from shedding a tear around the 1 minute mark. It confirms my belief that the Camino is much much... Continue Reading →
And Bang! We are Halfway through 2017
We are a a few days past the mid-way point in 2017. Time flies eh? Only a matter of months ago, I was finishing off the turkey and badly singing Christmas carols. Badly. I like to take stock of the previous few months once in a while and 2017 (so far) has been one to... Continue Reading →
Astorga becomes Logrono….
I'm not naturally unpredictable but after a few days thinking, I have thrown a curveball at my plans for September. Alas, I have decided to shift the starting point of September Camino to La Rioja and Logrono. Logrono is a lovely city and like Astorga, there is plenty to see and do. I will have ten days... Continue Reading →
September will see me on the Camino Frances for a seventh time. Eek! If you told me back in 2011 I would return to Spain for the following six years, I would look at you with wild disbelief! But yet, here I am and my mind is set on a return; this time walking from... Continue Reading →
Ireland? Or Galicia?
Last weekend I took a trip westward to meet my good friends C and J. I have written a number of times about them after we met in 2013 outside a wet and windy Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Whenever we can we all meet up to reminisce, have a few cervezas and of course,... Continue Reading →