10 days before i leave….

I don’t have long left. My first trip to Spain this year is within touching distance. The countdown is close to single digits. But I’m far less prepared than before. Is this a sign of an experienced pilgrim or just someone who has other things on his mind? A little bit of both, to be […]

Weekend Watch #51 – Camino Frances from Sarria

This Weekend Watch falls on St. Patrick’s weekend and it has a distinct Irish feel to it. Not only does the video show a good part of Galicia, Ireland’s unofficial fifth province, but this pilgrim arrived at A Coruña before making his way to Sarria where he started his Camino. I look forward to seeing […]

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 […]

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 […]

2018 becomes 2019…

So here we are..2019! Happy New Year! The celebrations are over, the good cutlery has been put away and we have settled down to another year. I hope you had a good few weeks. Christmas has been good in the Smith household. Strangely enough, the last time I felt this way was January 2018 and […]

Weekend Watch #42 – Caminho Portugues

In this Weekend Watch, we vicariously walk from Porto to Santiago on the Caminho Portugues. Although I won’t be walking the full way from Porto, I will pick up at the Spanish border at A Guarda. I look forward to it.

Weekend Watch #35 – Strangers on the Earth

I first learned of Dane Johansen at the start of last year from the Beyond the Way series. Dane had walked the Camino Frances in 2014 carrying his cello on his back. Each night, he had performed and recorded Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello in churches along the way. He also spoke to pilgrims while […]

Weekend Watch #30 – Camino na Saile (Camino by Sea)

This Weekend Watch is a little bit special. The reason for that is because it is not something you come across regularly. The Camino is usually walked and cycled but in this case, a group of men from Ireland decided to embark on the journey to Santiago by boat; in a traditional Irish currach. They […]