It’s the weekend once again, folks, and another “weekend watch” is due. This clip shows one man’s walk from the start to the end of the Meseta on the Camino Frances. The Meseta is the central Spanish tableland, which divides the Camino Frances between Burgos and Astorga. It is a part of Spain known among pilgrims for its wide skies and flat lands, all of which mess with perceptions of time and distance. Some people find this part of the Camino daunting as it is likely to get under your skin, test your mind, and confront your heart. As a result, many people choose to skip this section by bus. I have walked the Meseta in 2013 and 2015 and much prefer it to Galicia or Navarra. I can’t wait to go back!
You can also find my Camino de Santiago playlist here.
Happy Sunday! In this weekend watch, I’ve taken a detour from the diary clips showing scenery (not that that is a bad thing!). This is a clip of the Camino Frances in its entirety showing the towns and cities it passes through. I must message the creator and ask how he made it.
Happy Weekend folks and I hope you are having a good one. The sun is out here in Dublin and if it remains the same tomorrow, I’m seriously tempted to head for the hills. Anyway, my next Weekend Watch is from Carl Pople. He walked in May and June of this year, around the same time as me. I recognised alot of the sights in the clip and the choice of Home by Edward Sharpe as music is perfect. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
This video has only popped up on YouTube in the last few days and has already had over 1000 views. Not bad. You will see why when you watch it. The uploader has asked fellow pilgrims to tell him or her of one word to describe their Camino in their own language. There are people from all over the world on it, including a few Irish. It makes me want to throw on my backpack and head off again. You can find more information about this project on onewordcamino.com. Enjoy!
First of all, I am writing at the start of a Bank Holiday weekend here in Ireland. I also have decided to take Tuesday off from work. This is a perfect reason to enjoy the outdoors. Let’s hope the weather improves as it has been pretty poor lately here.
In honour of the long week, the next weekend watch is an extra-long installment. In the Summer of 2014, Luke Darracott walked part of the Camino Norte and the full Camino Francés and uploaded a daily journal to YouTube. I have posted the Camino Francés clips. The clips are well put together.