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    A 'One Word' Why?

    It's my favorite photos of Ciarán-- you can't see, but he's swinging his shell-medallion for the cat to bat.
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    A 'One Word' Why?

    Walking with my son.
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    A 'One Word' Why?

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    Second Opinion Update Anniesantiago

    Hi Annie-- Hooray for your second opinion doctor! And thank-you for your post. You are brave and heroic, and I hope I can be like you, if I ever have to face cancer. You and your camino are in my prayers and heart. Ultreia! Kate
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    Women over 60 who DON'T take a sleeping bag...

    I take a down sleeping bag with a two way zipper (can open the foot box). I thought about going with the silk liner/costco down throw option, but then realized I wouldn't be able to stick my feet out when I got a hot flash, and I wouldn't be able to throw the covers off and then back on when...
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    First Camino-April/May 2020 CF

    Welcome and Buen Camino!
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    Explain your forum Avatar (name and picture).

    Here I am looking at my 14 year old son, in 2016-- I am a bit jet lagged. We're at St. Jean Pied de Port-- We had taken the night train from Paris, breakfasted in Bayonne, (and gotten our first stamp at the cathedral), and taken the train into SJPP. We are just starting out for Orrison on our...
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    Le Puy musings and plannings....

    Hi Julesy-- I walked from Le Puy to Conques in the Fall of 2018. A few thoughts: I was surprised at how much the hills slowed me down compared to walking on the Frances. Another issue was that there are not gîtes every few miles-- and I would come upon a day where I could walk 10 km or 45...
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    Poll Which accommodations do you primarily use?

    I stay where I stop walking. That said, I like places where there is a shared meal, and I like places run by volunteers as they are kinder (over all) than those whose welcome is simply a job. (Although, that's not always true.) I like staying in old buildings, but am glad for any roof over...
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    Family want to track my route

    I can "share my location" with my iPhone. Go to text, then tap on the name of the person, then tap on info, then turn on share location. Then that person can see where you are whenever they look on the info on you from their phone. Mind you, my husband entertained some dinner guests a few...
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    Poll How heavy is your backpack?

    I walked carrying jackets, etc. as the weather was colder (early Spring, late Fall). For your data charts to be meaning full, I'd ask for the month or season the person walked along with the weight.
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    Scout badges ... Pilgrim badges??

    Scouts have a 50 Mile Award here in the US-- Each pilgrim could get 10. :) Oh-- you have to do 10 hours of service along with the 50 miles walked!
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    STEPS: Why Pilgrims Walk the Camino de Santiago

    I second this. I liked the video, but was sad to see only those who were walking for non-spiritual reasons, and who were dismissive to spirituality. -- For me, I was surprised at how often I was touched by the grace of God on the Camino, and also for me, the Camino is (was?) a place where I...
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    Are custom inserts worth it?

    Another thought on knee problems. Pack your pack with the weight in the middle, not on the top of the pack. Before you go-- wear your pack packed with some weight for a few hours at a time. I wear mine while cleaning house (emptying dishwasher, vacuuming, etc.). Another thought on foot...

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