On the flight in the view below gave me a clear slice of the topography of Portugal. I was able to see the giant ripples of the land masses but couldn’t for the life of me make out how mere humans navigated them. We were flying north to south and most likely directly over the… Read More The Caminho Portuguese. Arrival in Lisbon
Please note, this post was first published on the disappearance of Denise. As a result of all that has happened since I have taken steps to remove the past tense and create what I hope is a more fitting post for the future safety of Pilgrims and indeed anyone who takes on outdoor pursuits alone.… Read More Personal safety on the Camino de Santiago following the tragic death of pilgrim Denise Thiem on the Camino Frances.
It’s been over two years since I cycled the French route! It’ll be nearly three years by September, but that’s when the flights are booked to Lisbon, Portugal and it’s time to kick-start the blog and create some more memories! Thank you for visiting! There’s a number of reasons I’ve settled this time on the… Read More BOM CAMINHO!!! (Sorry for shouting!) The Portuguese route.
How many times do you train for an event only to lapse in your fitness afterwards? On my return from the Camino I started to chill a little….. A few days off became a couple of weeks. Ok, I had a few bits of raw flesh needed healing but I also needed another goal. I’m… Read More Cycling through the winter, without a safety net. The winter challenge
We are careering towards another New Years Eve. I hope this year brought you all you decided it would last year and let’s see if we can create enough challenges to lift our lives this year. I’ve already decided what my New Years Resolutions will be. What are yours? I know this year mine changed… Read More A year in the life of my belt!
It’s now been about 2 months since completing the Camino Frances, and I think an important part of the process is to look back and see what I’ve gained and what deamons I’ve still to work on. When we arrived in Santiago with only 30 minutes to go until the office closed the post-Camino feeling… Read More Two Months On, Finishing the Camino Frances and Returning Home to the U.K.
I couldn’t sleep. It’s a recurring theme for me. So by 4am I was down by the honesty fridge not being very honest with a can of coke. Writing my blog on the iPhone. I had a couple of guide books in front of me I had borrowed from the bookcase to help me with… Read More Day 7, Santiago de Compostela, the day put aside for visiting St James, or just incase we were too slow getting there…..
O’cebreiro to Santiago. School boy errors. I put my bike next to Glens and we locked them together because we are paranoid. We slid bins up to the corner to block out some wind and I put my poncho on. I sat cross legged and tried to eat the sandwich. I’d definitely chose the wrong… Read More Day 6, O’cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Camino Frances
La Virgen del Camino to Ocebreiro Today we said goodbye to Myles. Became Facebook buddies then left the warmth of the boiler room with dry clothes. That day Myles would go back into Leon to make use of his time gained with us. The kilometres gained before sun up was very useful. The stars were… Read More Day 5, La Virgen del Camino to Ocebreiro, Spain. Camino de Santiago
Villalcázar to La Virgen del Camino. Today started out grand. Dry, fast, a little late and needed breakfast so stopped for coffee and a sellos. then spotted an open supermarket so food bought for the meseta. This made us very late but not worried so we started to pick up speed then bang. First puncture.… Read More Day 4, Villalcázar to La Virgen del Camino. Leon, Spain. Camino de Santiago.