The Sounds Of The Camino

As soon as your Camino begins and you start your walk early in the morning, there will be sounds that will be become part of your day, whether they are welcome or not. Some will make you smile, some will annoy, all are part and parcel of the Camino experience. I’ve decided to run down […]

Daily Costs On The Camino

I haven’t written about the topic of costs on the Camino before so I thought I would dive into my experiences with money over the last number of years. It’s important to start out by saying that everyone’s experience is different. You may choose to avoid albergues and have a more comfortable Camino, thereby increasing […]

Clearskies Camino.net

First of all, I want to wish you all a Happy Easter. I hope you have enjoyed the last few days. Being 2 weeks away from a Camino is exciting, and there will be posts on that soon. However, I have other news to announce. As you know I have been secretly planning ahead and […]

The Easter Break..a chance to renew..

It’s a little over two weeks before I return to Spain, on what will be my first Camino this year. As you know I start my walking from Ferrol but truth be told I started this Camino back in 2017, when I walked to St James Church in Dublin and gained a celtic compostela. Everyone […]

Howth Cliff Walk – a perfect walk on the Northside of Dublin

One of the more popular walks in Ireland and a great practice for a Camino, a few kilometres from Dublin City Centre. Sure what more could you ask for? I happened to have some time to hand this morning and decided to go along and visit the area. I wanted to bring my new DSLR […]

A few recent walks

I’ve had a few walks under my belt in the last few weeks so I may as well post a few photos from them. They have been great practice for my trip back to Spain but I’m one or two walks short of being ready for May 7th. Aware Harbour 2 Harbour Walk – St. […]

Checking in & future walks

Hello there. Just dropping in to say hi. While I don’t blame you if you don’t recognise me, my posts may be a bit more frequent now. I haven’t been writing as often as I would like. The week goes by and before you know it, it is the weekend and I usually have plans […]

Weekend Watch #48 – Camino Portuguese with Drew Robinson

Drew Robinson is back on the Camino. Six years after he brought us the very popular “Camino de Santiago Documentary – A Journey of the Mind“, he returns to Spain via the Camino Portuguese. This time around he would be joined by his wife and his two-year-old son. The first part of the journey takes […]

Another ramble planned for September…

And the Camino experience keeps rolling on.. I had toyed with walking the start of the Via de la Plata from Seville as a 2nd Camino this year. Maybe ten days or so. But I received a message out of the blue from a Camino buddy that I met last September. He is starting his […]

Weekend Watch #47 – Camino Primitivo

I don’t think I have featured anything on the Camino Primitivo before. There are so many other routes to discover, but so much time! The Camino Primitivo is a difficult, but beautiful pilgrimage, that starts in the town of Oviedo and ends in Santiago. It has a distance of 310 kilometres or 192.6 miles. This […]

Since Friday..

Let me apologise! The intention was to keep you updated a little bit more than this but I was busy over the weekend. Here goes… The Camino Society held their first monthly walk of 2019 in Glencullen. There are tonnes of trails there and the Dublin Mountains Way runs through it. I won’t go into […]

Something new for 2019..

I made this news known to my Instagram followers a few weeks back so I’m a little unsure why I haven’t written something about it since here. It’s no great shake, no major event, just a new hobby that I hope to take up and fill in the gaps. I have purchased a new Canon […]

A few more items bought…

Today was fun, all Camino related. I spent the morning in Dublin city centre at a Spanish class devouring the future tense (not something I am common with) before taking a trip to my favourite outdoor store to purchase last-minute Camino items. Thank you Christmas vouchers! 1 ) Columbia full zip fleece – I have […]

Weekend Watch #46 – Camino Portuguese 1st Steps

John Roy is a peregrino from Halifax, Canada who has an active YouTube account with many helpful videos on the Camino. He has just returned from a trip on the Camino Portuguese and has started to upload the first videos of many of his time there. This first video shows his arrival in Porto and […]

More practice required..

When was the last time I walked more than 20k? It was probably in September before Burgos, watching the sunrise over the cathedral while the sun sets on my Camino. It was a good time and 20k was a breeze. I had good company and many good conversations. Since the New Year, I have barely […]

Two recent additions to ClearskiesCamino

Today, I have added 2 new files to the Camino Resources section of the blog – one gives a breakdown of how many pilgrims reached Santiago in 2018 and the other is my Packing List for my upcoming Celtic Camino in May. I hope they prove useful to you.

Some of my favourite accommodation on the Camino Frances

So I have been walking bits and pieces of the Camino Frances from St. Jean Pied de Port to Finisterre since 2011. I have been lucky enough to see Santiago a number of times. Some of the accommodation I have stayed in has been great, some not so good. But as a pilgrim, you ask […]

Camino de Santiago Android Phone Apps

Just before I start, I must point out that this post is not for everyone. When it comes to phones or technology in general on the Camino, there are different types of pilgrim. There is the pilgrim who leaves his or her phone at home and wants to get the full Camino experience. There is […]

Weekend Watch #44 – A Brother's Way

I stumbled across this 90-minute movie on YouTube today. In May to June 2018, Jeremy Frick walked the Camino de Santiago from France to the ocean to deliver his brother’s ashes. Five years prior, his brother, Jimmy, died in a sudden accident. It is incredibly moving, especially when he arrives at the Cruz de Ferro. […]