Following arrows

The Camino is visualized through the yellow arrows, shell icons and signs that mark the way to go. I have often thought for a pathway that has been used for over 1000 year, you would have thought it w...

What makes a good Camino Day?

A beautiful sunrise Fresh Totilla for breakfast Coke, ice and a slice of lemon A conversation along the path An albergue that is not completo (full) A bottom bunk bed Finished walking by 2 pm A hot sh...

My Camino Heroes

There are people you come across on the Camino that stand out for different reasons. Some are funny, others able to get a social gathering going despite language, others for their sheer determination....

Nothing more to be said

Today was just hard work, 37 kms in 30+ degree heat walking on a gravel road. Step by step, crunch, crunch, crunch. Nothing more to be said!...

A goal achieved!

Today I achieved a personal goal. By reaching the town of Fromista, I have now walked the whole of the Camino Frances from St Jean Pied du Port, in France to Santiago de Compostella, in Spain. In 201...

A magical day

The Meseta means different things to different people. For some it is a challenge, a wasteland that must be endured to reach the goal of Santiago. For others the barren wasteland look caused by the ho...

Camino questions

Why is the last kilometre of the day always the longest? What are Spanish kilometres longer than Fitbit ones? Why is it that it takes so long to catch up to the person in front of you while others pas...

Starting the day right

Each morning before I get up and make preparations to walk or at one of the churches on the way, I try to pause and pray. I use the morning mediation from Tres Dias to help me focus on God. Part of th...

Big day that ended in tears

Really clocked up the kilometres today. Started in Najera at 6am and stopped 8 hours later in Redecilla del Camino having walked 32 kms – ahead of schedule. The albergue is very quiet. It holds...

Music at the top of the hill

It is the little things that catch you smiling on the Camino. Today, as I was almost at the top of a rocky climb I was spurred on by the sound of a guitar playing. Sitting under a tree was a minstrel ...