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  1. Mick McQueen

    I am soooooo pumped!

    Well said I absolutely agree with your assessment of the situation in Europe, nothing wrong with enthusiasm but in the cold light of day it’s just not the right time. Yes there are some vaccines working at 90% untested but what people fail to see is there are three new strains Africa, UK and now...
  2. Mick McQueen

    ALSA Bus tickets - Pamplona to St Jean

    I lobbed in Pamplona in May 2017, walked to the bus station purchased the tickets to SJPDP and away I went. Who wants to stress about planning just go with the flow.
  3. Mick McQueen

    COVID Spain waiting for UK Tourists

    Absolute lunacy and irresponsible governments, seems like every UK citizen that arrives in Australia has Covid so much so we have banned our own people from returning from Britain. All in good time.. patience is needed
  4. Mick McQueen

    Possible to walk May 2021

    I’ve stayed silent and read post after post of complete nonsense as to pilgrims wanting to walk in Spain during this pandemic. For goodness sake read a newspaper or watch the news as our poor people in Europe are battling there second and some third waves and some strains are even more deadly...
  5. Mick McQueen

    Checked the “toe issues” threads... this one is not addressed (so far)

    Wear runners, who needs boots or sandals and that’s coming from a 30 year army infantry veteran. Adidas also have a nice one with rubber strip down the big toe area too.
  6. Mick McQueen

    That daily shower scramble - a different viewpoint

    Coming from a Pom ole mate Dave I hope this article is tongue in cheek, and that’s coming from a clean living convict from down under lol 😂
  7. Mick McQueen

    Poll How heavy is your backpack?

    Although mine was about ten kilo, 30 years as a soldier conditioned me for carrying it but when I reached Finnisterre I binned everything I really didn’t need and it came down to about six kilos
  8. Mick McQueen

    Is it true that English-only is a problem?

    I thought that this was the biggest thrill on my Camino and culminated in a group of us at the Santiago de Compostela with 12 people mostly different languages all understanding each other and a deaf lady who walked the Norte by herself, inspirational and courage made my heart skip a beat, all...
  9. Mick McQueen

    Poll Where do you come from?

    Western Australian Cattle Stations, sheep stations I had to walk when I was six years old five mile to school and back each day rain or heatwave aside.
  10. Mick McQueen

    Poll Where do you come from?

    Right Paddy 😉
  11. Mick McQueen

    Mail trekking poles to SJPP?

    I have seen this thread many times and am bewildered by the question because folded down they fit easy into the sides of your pack. I carried them all the way from Sydney -America and through seven airports to New York then onto Madrid and Pamplona and then back to Perth... no problem
  12. Mick McQueen

    Best Camino "tour operator"?

    Book into an Albergue in Sarria by the time you have walked 100 meters you will already have met a camino family and bob your uncle for the next five or six days Buen Camino
  13. Mick McQueen

    Favorite Leg/Section

    Beautiful wasn’t it especially when the morning mist was surrounding the area.
  14. Mick McQueen

    Help with beautiful spots for making a proposal (of marriage!)

    Any where in Galicia the red wine is 45% she will say yes but might not remember it it in the morning