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.
I am planning another long walk for 2016, although not so long as the Mozárabe. I will commence walking from Irun on the Spanish side of the northern most point of the French border, and travel west along the north coast on the Camino del Norte as far as Ribadeo at which point this camino drops down inland towards Santiago and joins with the French route for the last 40 kms. I plan to remain on the coast and follow 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. Once I have reached Ferrol I will walk the Camino Ingles into Santiago and possibly continue to Finisterre again. El Norte is a beautiful and rather challenging camino with a great deal of elevation to tackle most 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!)