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    Walking the norte in October

    I walked 3 weeks 2010 Santander to Santiago and had only 2 days drizzle. Some colder days near the end due to frosti mornings. Lovely time if year to walk. Harvesting the crops, blackberries and walnuts everywhere and people have time for a chat. Bon camino
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    Cycling from Leon

    I cycled 5 caminos back to back in 2019. I found that as Spain is very cycle friendly that there were lots and lots of cycle repair shops accross the country. I also found that Decathalon stores that have a bike and repair shop very kind and helpful. On most occasions they fitted new parts for...
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    Things I'd bring, who cares about the weight

    Yep always carry my heating coil everywhere in the world.
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    San Fermin 2022

    Just noticed that was afternoon today and doesnt start till 7am tomorrow. Silly me!
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    San Fermin 2022

    Surely they didnt release the bulls into that crowd?
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    Is this feasible: picnic lunches on Camino del Norte?

    I think u answered most of your questions yourself. FYI u can buy 1€packs of cheese and or ham slices from many supermarkets in Spain. That with small loaf french style bread and fruit u can have delicious picnics everyday. Bon camino.
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    Crowding on the Camino Francés?

    July and august busy on both routes due to spanish students on vacation and surfers along the coast. Unfortunately they use the albergues as cheap accom and become fake pilgrims to access the facilities often partying into the night. I found late july and thru august the worst for overcrowding.
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    Bad water

    This has been a reported problem for several years. I was ill here 2017 and a friend back in May this year. Have read of several people getting ill here and have read warnings going back last 10 years!
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    Fires in Navarra

    There were fires on camino Francis 2019 in Sept/oct period near Samos. Scarey walking alone thru undergrowth.
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    Medical - where to get ice?

    I bought frozen peas from market when tore my ligaments 4 weeks ago. 20 minutes on foot then back in freezer. After 2 weeks of daily treatment several times a day I then devoured the peas! Better than melted ice.
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    Coimbra to Santiago how many days?

    Hi Doug. U nearing Santiago yet? I'm there Tuesday evening to friday. Cheers kiwi kay
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    Where to buy good hiking poles in SdC

    Or Decathalon store in Santiago. I bought 5€ ones and still going strong.
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    Where to buy good hiking poles in SdC

    Free ones at pilgrim centre. Left behind by other pilgrims
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