I am now back from my Hadrian’s Wall Path walk and comfortably settled on the sofa again. (It won’t last long; more of which later.) A short summary might be in order: We called ourselves Contrarians, as we walked it from West to East, unlike the great majority of Wall Walkers (Conformists), but were pleased … More Back from Hadrian’s Wall!
Now that is a question. When I started researching appropriate footwear for Hadrian’s Wall, the concensus seemed to be that you need waterproof boots. Which is fine for some, lots of people like wearing boots for all sorts of walks. It’s just … I really don’t. I prefer shoes, I like the lightness of them, I like the … More To boot or not to boot?
I have never used walking sticks or poles on my caminos, for some reason I just thought that was for people with joint or balance problems or in the case of the rough wooden single pole – a camino chic fashion statement. Also there were tales of people in constant panic about losing them, having … More Pacerpoles impression after a bit of use
Ah, the sock conundrum. (Don’t get me started on the shoes or boots one.) One pilgrim’s favourite sock is the end of another’s camino, that’s how important socks are. Not kidding. Luckily there are socks to be bought along the way for those who got it wrong! On my first camino walk – my first … More A change of socks
I recently got very excited about a new gadget which sounded really good for travel, hiking and therefore the camino: The Scrubba. It has a ‘flexible washboard’ with little nobules on the inside, and a small valve to let the air out before agitating the laundry in the bag … but essentially it’s a drybag … More Experimental laundry