In less than a month, March 22, a feature documentary film about the St Olav’s Way from Oslo to Norway will be released on Vimeo on Demand. Belgian traveller and documentary maker Hilse de Groote (aka A Girl from Earth) has walked the 643 kms from Norway’s captital to my home town, carrying all her film … More St Olav’s Way documentary coming soon!
According to my countdown widget, it is now 14 days until I set off for Spain again! The plan is to make it a trial run for my fit & kit before the St Olav’s Walk from Oslo to Trondheim this summer, and it seems both will be a lot colder than I had hoped. … More Another countdown to Camino
It was a great plan, one that I still hope will happen one day, soon, this year maybe? But my Celtic camino with my young camiga has been postponed indefinitely because of Life … in this case new life, as she is expecting her first child! The best reason ever to cancel a move and … More Best laid plans
As 2017 draws to a close, I am looking forward to 2018. It brings with it one walk I have wanted to do for most of my adult life – the Norwegian pilgrimage trail from capital city Oslo to my home town of Trondheim, previously called Nidaros, and the cathedral dedicated to St Olav. I … More New Year, new challenges
Two camino related things happened recently: The start date for my long awaited St Olav’s Walk in Norway was set for this spring, and my young walking companion L, who I met in Rabanal in 2014, told me she was going to Dublin to study in the new year. I will of course need a … More The Celtic Camino
My Scouse Spouse and I have walked together several times – Astorga to Santiago for our honeymoon, Hadrian’s Wall, then Astorga to Santiago again earlier this year. I knew he enjoyed it and he sometimes mentioned wanting to walk the Francés from St Jean Pied de Port to Astorga to see what I have seen, … More Accidents and Emergencies
We know everybody likes a good packing list, so who wouldn’t love my comprehensive and link-heavy un-packing list after the Camino Inglés in June/July? What worked: Osprey Tempest 30 pack (previous version), which I was determined to replace before something wears out on it. Very glad I took it – it stops me overpacking, carries … More Camino Inglés Un-packing list