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    VdlP Easter Week '22

    Hello from Australia Kev and Kath. I walked from Seville to Zamora in 2010 and then Zamora to Santiago in 2019. Yes, book accommodation in Seville, altho' with Covid restrictions the crowds may be less. No trouble getting a sello from the cathedral altho' we got ours on Easter Sat. We loved the...
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    Video/Pocast A few words from me today (July 27th 2020)

    Of course we are watching your videos, Ivar! And lamenting that we are stuck here in Australia with closed borders both internationally and intra-Australia. We had planned to walk the Camino Baztan plus some of the Aragonese in June; that may not even be possible in 2021. Virtual walking is OK...
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    The North Path

    Thank you all for such a speedy response. Yes, I am thinking of 2021 - it seems we won't be allowed to leave Oz before July 2021 at the earliest and who knows....but by then things will be clearer. I walked the Gudbransal track from Oslo to Trondheim in 2008 and met only 1 other pilgrim so I...
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    The North Path

    Hello everyone. As soon as australia will let me out I'll be off to Norway to walk. Does anyone have info on the North Path to Stiklestad. I can find very little info. Is it way-marked? food?accommodation etc. thank you
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    Recommendation for best Ladies Pack

    Hello - Ann, a 63 yr old who walked the via de la plata last year. I have walked 6 caminos and have always carried a female specific Osprey. My latest (walked the VdP last year) is a fairview 40 - so much easier to access a front loader than a stuff from the top. Only drawback was no space...
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    Hospitalero (again) in Grañon

    Thank you so much for this post. It took me back to my camino frances in 2006 where Granon and the lovely hospitalero, marina, were a very special highlight. We have such fond memories of your kindnesses. May you bless many other pilgrims in the same way. 2 pilgrims from australia, ann and Kerith
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    Thinking about walking Porto - Santiago this Dec/Jan 2019

    Hello bAlan, I walked the Portuguese in Jan. 2011. No oproblems, 1 day of rain, no trouble finding albergues except for 1 monastery closed. a beautiful walk, not hard. enjoy. Ann
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    Plantar Fasciitis (in Oviedo) 2019

    Tape your feet instead. Cheaper and effective. A physiotherapist or podiatrist can do it for you.
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    St. Olav's Way 2019

    I walked from Oslo to Trondheim with a friend in 2008. Carried a tent and basic food - muesli, powdered milk, Kaavli crispbread, liverwurst paste and dried meals. getting food was sometimes a problem so you do need to have a stash. But the fresh bread=, butter and bananas when we got to a town...
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    Sanabres Guide

    There is a walking guide by Gerald Kelly, published last year 2018. Both via de la Plata and Sanabres. i am using it in June this year to walk from Zamora to SdC.
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    You can get one quite easily via Ivar's forum or when you get to Oslo. I walked this way in 2008 and carried a tent. In my experience there were very few places to have the credencial stamped (only 2 in fact) and we walked all the way from Oslo to Trondheim. We met only 1 other pilgrim during...
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    Knee replacement!

    Ann -I have 2 knee replacements and did the Camino Portugues after the 2nd one. No problems, but I would definitely use poles as it reduces strain on the knees so much. I plan to do the 2nd half of tghe V de la Plata in June 2019. Hope I make it. it is purpoted to be quite difficult. You'lll be...
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    New Knees - User Experiences Please

    I have 2 replaced knees, done when I was 54 and 55. Since then I have walked the CP and plan to finish the V de la P next year. Recovery from surgery was very painful and required much discipline - exercises on the hour, every hour from 9 to 5 then i allowed myself vino tinto. But now no pain...