If you are about to head out on the Camino then I am hopefully just about to save you quite a lot of pain and grief.  In preparation for my first Camino in 2016 I became obsessed with watching YouTube videos and reading the forums.  Everyone was talking about what you should and shouldn’t do…

Read More

Kimberly Cameron-Singleton Wright Country: USA Routes: Camino Frances When: June/July 2018 INTERVIEW NOTES You can find Kimberly’s story on https://kimscaminoadventures.wordpress.com/ If you are looking for an inspirational story of pure determination, bravery, heartache, pain and magical moments then this is the interview to listen too.  Camino Kim, as she is now known, who suffers from chronic…

Read More

Name: Tamsin Grainger Country: Scotland Routes: Frances / Villa De La Plata When: 2016 + Interview Notes TAMSIN GRAINGER QUOTE: Walking itself is the intentional act closest to the unwilled rhythms of the body to breathing and the beating of the heart This week I have a very special pilgrim with me. Tamsin Grainger is…

Read More

Name: Jane Walker Country: UK Routes: Frances / Norte When: 2013 – 2016 Interview Notes Jane was walking the Camino in memory of her late husband.  This episode is full of tips and advice for new fresh pilgrims who are considering walking this trail. QUOTE: It is not good waiting for the storm to pass,…

Read More

The day we saw our first glimpse of Santiago DISTANCE:18 miles (lots of exploring today, 41k steps, 29km We started we the day with the best breakfast so far.  Banana, yoghurt, honey, croissants, a mug of coffee and toast. Perfect!! It’s been another wonderful day of Forrest trails. Today the trees looked rather mysterious and…

Read More

 The day of walking with cows, smiley dog faces, playing leapfrog and saxophone playing. DISTANCE: 18 miles, 41k steps, We no longer see storks nests, but I did see two in a field today! We now see and hear cockerels and chickens everywhere! As I’m typing two cockerels are having a full on the conversation!…

Read More

The day of very few cafes, weird tombs and a lovely surprise. DISTANCE: 19.30 miles, 44k steps, 30.5 km Rachel and I left Samos after a long breakfast around 7.30am.  The terrain had its moments of tough uphills and steep descents but overall it was a fairly easy day.  The weather was overcast until late…

Read More

The day we use the luggage carriage service DISTANCE: 16 miles, 36k steps, 25km SUMMARY I giggled to myself as the host of the hostel turned the main lights on at 6 am as if to say “time to get up folks!” The German guy opposite was sleeping butt naked which was rather disturbing (I…

Read More

The day Rachel saw a snake!   A Thunderstorm is Brewing! We reluctantly left the Paradise Hotel in the dark at around 6.15am knowing that today would be challenging as we had a mountain to climb.  As we took our first steps onto the road to head into the centre of the village and catch up…

Read More