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Camino Fossil AD 1999, Female, from Santiago de Compostela

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Planning my next Camino! Dec 2, 2015

    1. WGroleau
      Read your book recently. It was left in our hostel a few weeks ago. It was actually a library book from California, which puzzled me, because the only two Americans we had that night were from Texas and Oklahoma. But I had no way to contact either of them, so I gave it to an American librarian who said she would try to return it through via the inter-library loan network.
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    2. Jeff Crawley
      Jeff Crawley
      Love the website but not sure about the "fossil" bit :o)

      Best wishes for your new venture and, who knows, Next Year in Santiago!
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      2. SYates
        Many thanks and yes - Next Year in Santiago ;-)
        Jun 12, 2017
    3. MikeShaw
      AND by the way...
      Think about another book, please, just purely fun with lots and lots of stories and anecdotes. May not sell as well, but easy to write and self publish for your fans. Count me as one of them!
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    4. MikeShaw
      Got your book and really enjoyed it. Thanks. (I'll pass on the iodine and syringe situation and wear good socks and trail hiking shoes well broken in, thank you. Maybe your intent was to scare us out of getting a blister... It worked.) Thanks!
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    5. katie@camino
      Hi SYates I love hearing of your experiences on the Camino.I have felt a rising impulse to walk a winter Camino Frances,I'm attracted to its seclusion and quiet.I was interested in your posts documenting your recent winter Camino.However i could only find posts of the first half of your walk? Did you get to Santiago?
      I was also wondering if you could give me advice re:weather, pack,open albergues,etc? Thanks :)
    6. BurgosBoy
      Hi currently walking the Camino and your updates have been a massive help! But I'm in Fromista and have reached the end. Do you have any additional postings about what is beyond from here. Thanks so much and hope you are enjoying your Camino!
    7. Aquarosa
      I've just discovered you on this forum. Your book was the first one I read on the Camino. It was so useful. I'm following your advice (even bought the boots you recommend) and am really grateful for it. Thank you so much.
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    8. SYates
      Please send me any questions/messages you have via a PM/private conversation! Still not getting the the hang of profile posts and how to respond to them ...
    9. Elsen
      Being me, sort of lazy, not to well trained, afraid of getting robbed...I am eager of walking a camino, maybe in september october: Is it a good idea to try "Caminho Portugues de la Costa"?
      (But no albuerges for me, after walking a whole day I want a quiet hotel, also beacause my terrible snoring, a documented problem...)
      Do I have a negative attitude?
    10. SYates
      Planning my next Camino!
    11. Jan_D
      Not quite sure how to send you a pm… But just want to say it's great that you know Jose Ignacio!! Such a colourful character… and really lovely: he sent me a wonderful Christmas message, 6 months after I'd last seen him - how does he find the time?? Btw, did you also do a stint in Logrono?
    12. Felipe
      About E Peace Walk...saw this blog
      I am interested, too. But I somewhat hesitant about weather. I really don't like to walk long distances with temperature over 25 C. And it seems that even the last allowed departure dates (25tg August) will be quite hot. But the plan is tempting, really...
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    13. CaminoDebrita
      I have mistakenly called you Sylvia, I think :) Just last night in APOC, someone said that they had your book and Brierly's, and I mentioned I had both too, and someone else did. I appreciate you so much. Just wanted to send some love your way.
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    14. mtman100
      SYates. Thanks for all of the passion and help you are so quick to dole out. I really enjoy reading your posts! My wife are planning to depart from St. Jean on June the 17th. Here is a link to our blog as we prepare.
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    15. judydaisy
      Forgot to say what language! I could do English - Spanish and vice versa
      1. SYates
        Hi Judith, just send you an invite! SY
        Feb 11, 2015
    16. BER
      Greetings, I saw your post last year inquiring as to the correct address/postal code for lista de correos mail delivery in Santiago. What address/postal code did you use and was it successful? Thanks!
    17. SYates
      Thanks a lot! I hope you like it and if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to send me a pm ;-) SY
    18. Shelleyfg
      Hi - thank you for the tip about
      Pilgrim Tips & Packing List Camino de Santiago 2013-08-13

      I have ordered both the hard copy and one for my Kindle :)
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      2. Shelleyfg
        Hi - just to say I've written my review on Amazon for you :)
        Aug 24, 2013
      3. SYates
        Thanks a lot! Appreciated! Buen Camino! SY
        Apr 8, 2014
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