Last attempt

After posting the occasional gobbledygook trying to get my WordPress blog to talk to my Facebook page before I set […]

Foncebadón to Ponferrada

After a great breakfast consisting of bacon, eggs and fried bread at the local shop I set out for the […]

Astorga to Foncebadón

After a night listening to the guy in the next bunk snoring I wasn’t in the best of humour when I got out of bed.

León to Villar de Mazarif

Why some pilgims wake up and start getting ready at 5:15 in the morning is beyond me, especially when the […]

Spanish meals

To say that Spanish eating habits differ to those of the Dutch and British and is a huge understatement.

León day 2

Although last night’s curfew was was midnight instead of the usual 22:00 I was in bed well before then. Today […]

Mansilla de las Mullas to León

Hopefully I will arrive in León today where I plan stay two nights.

El Burgo Ronero to Mansilla de las Mullas

Somebody asked me on Tuesday why I was planning to cook. I answered “because it’s Thursday and that I had […]

Terradillos de los Templarios to El Burgo Ronero

Today’s 31 km walk was pretty boring in many respects, especially the flat landscape to which it seems there is no end.

Carrión de los Condes to Terradillos de los Templarios

Last night I splashed out 14 euros for a private room at the monistery in which I stayed so, apart […]

Boadilla del Camino to Carrión de los Condes

There was a lot of snoring and farting going on in the dormitory last night I can tell you!

Hontanas to Boadilla del Camino

With the clocks being forward I am now starting out in twilight. The first stage of todays walk was truely […]

Burgos to Hontanas

After a good night sleep I am on my way again after deciding not to stay two nights in Burgos, […]

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Atapuerca to Burgos

The hostal that I am currenty staying in is nearly empty, so there is just my friend Joaquin and I […]

Belorado to Atapuerca

After a great evening in good company and a good night’s sleep I am on the road again. Today will […]

Santo Domingo de Calzada to Belorado

Have you ever spent a night in a room with all the windows closed, with 44 other people breathing, snoring, farting and tossing and turning?

Nájera to Santo Domingo de Calzada

I am beginning to find the morning ritual in the albergue somewhat amusing. Everybody wakes up at round 6:00 a.m. […]

Logroño to Nájera

Today should have been a straight forward 30 km walk, but it turned into quite a journey. I am pretty […]


Yesterday was one of my friends last day on the camino, so we poped into town for a couple of […]

Los Arcos to Logroño

Todays walk was the longest distance so far. I was expecting rain and got a surprise when I woke up […]

Estella to Los Arcos

Had a really good walk today, the first two thirds alone, the rest with a Spanish pilgrim from San Sebastian […]

Puente La Reina to Estella

Looking back today has been a good day. Yes, it was a struggle and our feet hurt. The important thing is that we all reached Estella,

Pamplona to Puente La Reina

After a good, albeit short, nights sleep at the excellent albergue Paderborn I was ready for anything this morning. Although […]

Zubiri to Pamplona

Yesterday evening after a late siesta I had dinner with Alberto, Gianni and two other Italian guys, Juliano (I think) and […]

Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Up at 6 this morning, for an early start after a fairly poor nights sleep. Breakfast consisted of a piece […]

SJPDP to Roncesvalles

Today has turned has been a great day. The weather has been kind, although it is really cold outside at the […]

Napoleon route closed

The Napoleon route is still closed, so it’s the Valcarlos route for me tomorrow morning.

Under starters orders!

Why is it that when I eat out alone in Paris the waiter always insist on moving me? Even after […]

Today 11 degrees celius in SJPP

Well, the day I leave for Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to walk the Camino de Frances is almost upon me.

Product Care / Arc’teryx

GORE-TEX® Wash Tutorial The following information and tutorials can be found on the Arc’teryx product care page at Product […]

Crossing the Pyrenees

This timelapse (hyperlapse) follows a path trodden by countless generations of pilgrims over the most northerly point of the Pyrenees […]

Planned route

Below is a map of my intended route, with an emphasis on intended as I am not sure if I […]

Thoughts on Camino de Santiago

Collective thoughts about what walking the Camino means to people drawn from various pilgrims

Maps of planned stages

This Facebook photo album contains individual maps all of my planned stages from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Muxia in Spain. […]