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.
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.
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.
belvorado to Villalcázar. Now covered 400km in total. The day started great. We paid 3 euros for a breakfast consisting mainly of bread, it was cack but milky coffee on tap woke me up. I then took on the task of getting back into very wet clothes. Not nice. A few of the walkers had… Read More Day 3, Belvorado to Villalcázar. Camino Santiago.
Well we are here and arrived in total darkness. St Jean is very beautifully lit at night and if what we’ve seen so far is anything to go by i’ll be having a little look around before we leave. The only accommodation we could find this late was the hotel Ramuntcho! Within the old town… Read More Saint Jean Pied du Port, Pyranees, France, On the Camino de Santiago
Had to go through a scanner at the airport……. This blog: Tony Hemans and Glen Eccles cycled the Camino Frances from St jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela covering 845km in 6 days in October 2012. If you are trying to get fit, planning an adventure, long distance cyclist or just… Read More Bairritz Airport, France. On the Camino de Santiago.
Bike box out of the shed, bought nuts (the edible kind). Lost a pannier and a fleece, no idea where, I’m hoping they haven’t dropped down to the back of the cupboard into Narnia. Glen’s been sending me photo’s of a box with a bike packed into it. I thought I’d better start. So I… Read More 2 Days to go! silicone in the shoes……