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    Trying to understand

    Thanks to all those who have replied to this thread. Your replies were thoughtful and beautiful. My husband and I had our 2020 plans for our first Camino dashed due to COVID, but we are able to hike quite a bit near our home. While not at all the same, it has been very special and helps keep our...
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    New members and old posts

    As I mentioned in my reply to Vancouver Islander, I love reading this forum, no matter the age of the post. My husband and I were anxiously awaiting our dreamed-for first Camino start in April and drank up so many terrific posts this past year that were current as well as from years past. I...
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    New members and old posts

    We may well have met this April. We were also set to start then. No matter, though, it will hopefully happen one day. I agree with your thoughts about wanting to benefit from the new AND the older posts. It is such a treasure to have this forum!
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    COVID New start dates?

    My husband and I would have woken up in Madrid this morning, and had planned to begin our first Camino from SJPdP on the 24th. Our sadness comes in waves, I would say. We are able to continue with socially-distanced hikes and walks close to home, and treat each outing as training for the Camino...
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    Stay at Home Camino

    Here is a link to the short version - which is the original, award-winning film - a 28-minute DVD, that is available for purchase. I have not been able to locate a method for purchasing the full version, called "Phil's Camino: So Far So Good."...
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    Booking rooms in advance

    Thanks for the useful information, everyone! First-timer, starting April 24, sending gear ahead, will be booking ahead as a result. I really appreciate all the input.
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    What do you do when you cannot walk anymore?

    Michael, thank you so much for your beautiful words. I am just going to be stepping foot in Spain on my first Camino this April, and am inspired and blessed by your words. Thank you.
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    Who called you, pilgrim?

    Thank you for sharing! This is a beautiful poem.
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    Camino Podcast Episode 39 - The Camino Francés, Part 5

    Dave, thank you very, very much for your podcast! My husband and I love listening and are thankful you’re putting up new episodes. I was wondering if you knew how many days Graham English took to complete his walk that you spoke about on the podcast?
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    Minor Glitch Hopefully - Asking for Prayers

    Annie, you are loved and are in my family’s prayers. ❤ 🙏
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    Stretching possibilities

    What a great idea! Thank you for the suggestion
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    Stretching possibilities

    Thank you very much!
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    Stretching possibilities

    Thanks for the great link! The stretches look very familiar, and I agree that being creative and flexible will be important.
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    Stretching possibilities

    Wow! I had no idea Tyvek had this use. Thanks so much for the suggestion!