The second best part of any camino is planning for it. But where do you even start? With a guidebook, is one answer, and I always recommend having a (decent and recent) guidebook available when planning. These days there are also lots of websites offering bits of information, and just deciding on which website to … More Top pilgrim tip: Planning websites
As in, things that are not too hard or soft or hot or cold or big or small, but Just Right. My favourites are, in random order: Pacerpoles: I won’t go on any long walk without my Pacerpoles. The specially designed handle make them an absolute joy to use and can be rinsed off so … More My Goldilocks list
I am currently sitting in Torp airport in the south of Norway, waiting for my flight home. I will have three days to get some extra training walks, wearing the clothes I will be walking in, and finalise the packing before I fly out again. Toiletries, odds and ends will be put in, taken out, … More Holding my packing nerve
You may have noticed that there is a counter on this blog steadily ticking down to another adventure. Not long now before I fly off to France to meet peregrina extraordinaire Colleen, of Are We There Yet? blog fame. We will spend a day walking, lunching, no doubt talking a lot about caminos past and … More New adventure coming soon!
I never thought I would, and I might not again, but here it is – my packing list in folded and laid-out form. Of course I forgot my sleeping bag, which was still hanging about drying after getting a permethrin spray yesterday, and my shoes, which are in the hall – out of sight, out … More I did the packing photo thing!
Tomorrow I leave home, though I won’t be flying out until the day after. Every last bit of packing has to be done by the time I walk out the door tomorrow – eek! I know I will forget something, I just hope it won’t be my mobile charger lead, because it’s different than my … More The day before the day before
Today it’s three days until I fly out. Getting there will take a bit of time, but I don’t mind – I get to stay in Santiago one evening and morning, see some of Spain on the bus, arrive in time to have a meal with other pilgrims. Thinking about packing (yes, still) and how … More Kit tetris for camino nerds