Thanks for dropping by the Trepidatious Traveller blog which is set out in three sections –
Click on Camino Frances for daily reports from the Camino de Santiago (Frances route), 500+ miles across northern Spain from the Pyrenees through Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre – which I walked with my daughter in April/May 2013
In 2014 I walked the Camino Portuguese. I set off from Lisbon in May and travelled north through Portugal, across the Spanish border and on to Santiago de Compostela (670 km’s). The daily posts are full of photos and useful information for future pilgrims.
2015 saw me walking the Camino Mozárabe from Málaga. This little walked camino is very lonely for the first 500 km and I was lucky to find a walking partner for company. We saw only three other pilgrims during eighteen days of walking. At Mérida the Mozárabe meets the Via de la Plata and there are many pilgrims from this point on. I took the Sanabrés variant of the VdlP and after reaching Santiago I walked on to Finisterre. 52 days walking and 1,365 kms. I provide a lot of information in these posts that I hope will be useful to future pilgrims taking this route.
In spring 2016 I set off on the Camino del Norte . I commenced walking from Irun on the French border, and travelled west along the north coast of Spain as far as Ribadeo, at which point this camino drops down inland towards Santiago and joins with the Camino Frances for the last 40 kms. Instead, I continued to walk along the coast and followed the Ruta do Mar as far as Ferrol. This is not a camino route and does not have the signage and accommodation infrastructure of the well known pilgrim ways. On reaching Ferrol I continued along the Camino Ingles into Santiago de Compostela. Total distance 970 km over 35 days.
Click A view of life to read about the joys and quirks of living in an Andalucian mountain village
Click on Asia
to read about my adventures with Ella (my eldest daughter) in Bangkok, Sri Lanka and India in July 2012 (a work in progress!)