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    Comment by 'djkernes' in media 'may you know...where i am?'

    Looks like the hay fields on that long day that starts in Fromista and ends in Carrion de las Condes. I remember that day and my nap in the hay fields.
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    sandals vs boots

    I walked from for 42 days last Sept./Oct. in sandals and was so glad I did. I started out with keens and then bought Tevas to replace them when they got a little worn. I never had blisters and just wore wool socks on the rainy days. When the rain stopped I just changed socks and was instantly...
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    A few questions for our first camino...

    I am so excited for you. I did my first Camino last year leaving SJPdP on Sept. 13th. What an amazing journey. I would suggest staying at Orisson if you can get a room ahead of time. Not only will it make your first couple of day easier but sitting out on the deck at Orisson and watch the...
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    How do people adjust to home after their return from the Camino?

    I walked my first Camino this past fall. 6 weeks in Sept. and Oct. from St. Jean to Finisterre. My life has taken a radical change since coming back. Finished a 36 year marriage and am forging a new life. I undertook the walk to be brave I thought LOL what happened is I found myself out there...
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    Dangerous animals!

    I took my first Camino from. St. Jean to Finnesterre in Sept.and Oct. of 2013. I read some stories of bad dogs before I left. Frankly it scared me. But while on my walk the most aggressive thing I experienced was a dog asleep in the road who only opened one eye and then went back to sleep. I...
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    Weather in Early September (on the camino Frances)

    I started my walk from St. Jean in Sept. 13, 2013. I had a few hot days and a total of 5 days of rain. Most of the days were wonderful. A friend who started Sept 2 has a lot more hot days. But as I am sure you have heard all years are different.
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    Travel to St Jean de Pied de Port

    I just go finished my first Camino in Nov. I would really suggest you fly into Paris. From the airport you can catch a train direct to St. Jean. It really shortens the trip. If you fly into Spain you will have to take buses and or taxi"s to reach the.beginning.of the trail.
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    Getting from Paris to St. Jean Pied de Port

    This is the.easiest.way to.start. I wish more.people would.fly into Paris. The train station is.in the lower floor of.terminal 2. You simply.get.a.ticket.to.St. John. You will change trains.in Bayonne and Bourdue. But it is easy to.figure out.
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    Waterproof Socks

    I am glad you brought this up. I am doing my first hike in Sept. and will wear keen hiking sandals. I have a pair of gortex over socks that I plan on bringing just in case I get caught in a cold rain. Other wise I will just put dry socks on when it I can. I have hiked in boots and water proof...
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    walking sep 16 - oct 18

    I will be starting just a couple days ahead of you. Coming from the Mountains of Northern Colorado through Paris and then begin in SJPP on the 13th. It's my first hike of this length; I have been walking 8 to 10 miles 3 times a week for about 14 months now. I am excited and a little scared to...
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    Travel to St. Jean from the USA

    Check out Iceland Air to Paris. If you happen to be in an area that they fly in it is a cheap way to fly. You have to take a layover in in Reykjavik but if your an adventure that just adds to it.
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