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  • Stephen Nicholls
    Brierley is writing a guidebook...out next year. (So he says in the podcast interview that Dave has just posted.) And the Junta is going to "push" it next year. So it will invariably get busier. I am (very selfishly) glad I walked it before that...
  • Stephen Nicholls
    I find paying to enter a sacred place (cathedral) more disturbing. The stall holders etc leave a choice to buy or not. Paying to enter a place of worship sadly keeps people out ( reference here to the UK, not Santiago) and the 'commercial' aspect...
  • Stephen Nicholls
    And your point is? The Pilgrimage to the shrine of Santiago is a Pilgrimage. The ways to Santiago are many and various. Those who make pilgrimage to the shrine are supported by those who provide shelter, food, and occasionally the Tshirt. I'm...
  • Stephen Nicholls
    I'm getting a bit too old for daily long distance walking! However, I try to walk between 2 and 4 miles [5 kms] each day, locally, in the forest. I love the autumnal colours. Here are two photos I took on a walk last week: Yes - that IS white...
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  • Stephen Nicholls
    Stephen Nicholls reacted to David Tallan's post in the thread “Cheating” with Like Like.
    There is judgement and there is judgement. People can do their pilgrimage how they like. They can take buses, taxis and airplanes or walk or bicycle or hitchhike or any combination of these. They can transport their luggage or carry it on their...
  • Stephen Nicholls
    If you can walk near average pilgrim speed, let's say 3 to 4 km per hour, but cannot walk for a long time at this speed before you have problems then you will likely be okay in getting an albergue as you will be stopping at one while others are...
  • Stephen Nicholls
    Stephen Nicholls replied to the thread Shoe question.
    I always use velcro walking boots. Check out: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hiking-walking-velcro-trekking-trainers/dp/B073QVS6NZ
  • Stephen Nicholls
    Great piece and spot on We too have walked several of the lease travelled caminos , lastthis year May the De La Lana which goes from Alicante to Burgos. Lots of great people I’m towns/ pueblos and some hard days but always interesting Yes one...
  • Stephen Nicholls
    I think Laurie has said it all! However, for me, I loved the Camino de l'Ebro: I don't recall meeting any other peregrinos from the Mediterranean coast, to Logrono. But the scenery was beautiful, and the peace had to be experienced. I posted a...
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  • Stephen Nicholls
    Stephen Nicholls reacted to jpflavin1's post in the thread Tips on walking less traveled caminos with Love - Red heart Love - Red heart.
    I 100% concur with Laurie.

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