May 9th_11th 2017 – Dublin to Roscoff – My Camino gets underway from St. James Church in Dublin

This week’s photo shows St. James Church in Dublin from where my Camino and the 2017 Tour de Travoy started. For at least 800 years, pilgrims have been making there way from St. James Church and St. James Gate in Dublin to Santiago de Compostela. St. James was one of Christ’s 12 Apostles and his bones are believed to be buried in Santiago. So any … Continue reading May 9th_11th 2017 – Dublin to Roscoff – My Camino gets underway from St. James Church in Dublin

2017 Tour de Travoy to feature the Camino, the Pyrenees and Route des Grandes Alpes

The main aim of the 2017 Tour de Travoy is to complete the Camino from Dublin to Santiago de Compostela. In the Middle Ages, pilgrims would set off from James St. in Dublin and sail by boat to A Coruna in north western Spain before hiking about 60 km from there to Santiago. There are no boats sailing from Dublin to A Coruna nowadays so … Continue reading 2017 Tour de Travoy to feature the Camino, the Pyrenees and Route des Grandes Alpes

Tour de Brexit – Britain says See EU Later as May signs Article 50 letter and triggers Brexit

On the very day that Brexit is finally triggered by Theresa May,  I thought it appropriate to write a little about how Brexit impacted the 2016 Tour de Travoy.  In years to come, 2016 will be remembered across Europe for the Brexit referendum result and it certainly played it’s part during my tour last year. The referendum result was announced the same day I climbed … Continue reading Tour de Brexit – Britain says See EU Later as May signs Article 50 letter and triggers Brexit

2016-08-06 (Day 51) Dublin – Donegal

Today’s photo shows a plane taking off from Dublin airport as the sun rises in the distance. This was the third time I had cycled from Dublin to Donegal and I have always stopped every other year to take a photo here at Dublin Airport. There is normally a plane taking off every 3 minutes in the early morning rush and you never have to … Continue reading 2016-08-06 (Day 51) Dublin – Donegal

2016-08-01 (Day 46) Barnet – London – Dublin

Today’s photo shows the departure board at Euston train station in London. After a weekend in London getting my bike fixed, it was time to get the train back to Ireland on Monday morning. Having been away for 7 weeks, I was looking forward to getting back to the old sod. My train was due to leave at 08.10 but the platform number for the … Continue reading 2016-08-01 (Day 46) Barnet – London – Dublin

2015-08-16 Dublin – Donegal

Today’s photo shows a plane taking off from Dublin Airport as the sun rises in the distance. Dublin airport was really busy for a Sunday morning and there was a plane taking off every 3 minutes as I cycled past. There didn’t seem to be many planes landing though. It is possible that flights were landing at the other end of the airport and they just weren’t … Continue reading 2015-08-16 Dublin – Donegal