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    caminka reacted to DoughnutANZ's post in the thread Descent into Zubiri with Like Like.
    The day that I walked that part of the way it was raining hard and had been all night, I jogged down, at 66 years old. My strategy was to walk where the water was flowing and puddling the deepest. Generally the centre of the path. The people...
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    Have you read Guy Stagg's book "The Crossway"? Canterbury to Jerusalem via Rome, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Cyprus. An extraordinary journey for many reasons.
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    It would make a great book, if she can write. I am sorely in need of more books in the style of Patrick Leigh Fermor, Laurie Lee and John Hillaby.
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    A remarkable story I just read about a young Spanish woman's journey from Finisterre to Jerusalem via Rome. https://www.algemeiner.com/2022/11/29/spanish-pilgrim-greeted-in-israel-after-3700-mile-walk-to-jerusalem/
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    caminka replied to the thread Lourdes to SJPdP?.
    see above post #22. I can also provide more detailed info if required, especially on practicalities.
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    caminka replied to the thread Lourdes to SJPdP?.
    I haven't noticed the bench outside the pilgrim info office! (I was in a hurry to get to the train station.) very french-like, useful but discreet.
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    caminka reacted to Former member 99290's post in the thread Lourdes to SJPdP? with Like Like.
    Something useful for pilgrims in Lourdes. While we were in Lourdes, we stumbled across the pilgrim information office. We were warmly welcome by Luc, from Belgium, the fist volunteer of the season as the office had only opened 5 days before. He...
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    caminka replied to the thread Lourdes to SJPdP?.
    It is totally possible to walk from lourdes to sjpp, I did the vice-versa route this summer and it took me 7 days (sjpp - st just ibarre - mauleon licharre - hopital st blaise - oloron - arudy - lestelle betharram - lourdes). the waymarking is...
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    I thought that Maximilian of Austria was an odd name for the archbishop of Compostela during whose tenure the Obradoiro staircase of the cathedral was built and, presumably, the two statues were created and placed there. Wikipedia says that this...
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    Nobody asked about it but I am going to say it nevertheless 😇: it is, or at least once was, the coat of arms of the archbishop or archbishopric of Compostela which is why the text along the border starts with archiepiscopus compostelanus.. Above...

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