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    LIVE from the Camino Injury Advice

    Whether running or walking, the hardest thing on the knees is going downhill, and most people forget to train the legs for downhill. I think that is why we read about so many people on the forum saying their Camino ended in the first week. The descents from Roncesvalles, Zubiri, Alto Perdon are...
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    Comment by 'Walkerooni' in media 'Camino Art Piece'

    Is “art piece” the new term for “ litter”?
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    Comment by 'Walkerooni' in media 'David and his amazing rest stop'

    The most delicious watermelon at the most needed time! While there, an older gent came by, walking in the opposite direction. David said that fellow was responsible for many of the metal sculptures I would see in the coming weeks. Brilliant!
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    Comment by 'Walkerooni' in media 'Leaving Sarria'

    Good to know. When I hit Sarria I found nothing that felt like anything I had experienced in my previous 700k. I will look for it next time!
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    Yup. All of the above.
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    Favorite lodgings along the Frances

    Albergue Reboleira in Fonfria. Hands down the best! Don’t ask why. Just go. You will understand.
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    COVID Unvaccinated Canadian

    As a fellow-Canadian may I say: -France just announced only fully-vaccinated people can arrive from US. While this does not currently apply to Canada, anyone travelling into another country right now does so at the will of that country, and the situation can change rapidly and at any time...
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    Top Tips starting from St JeanPied de Port

    Oops—just looked up the Merrell Moab 2s and they’ll be fine. Depending when you go, you may run into mud on the Mesata that’s deeper than those are high though... 🤣
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    Top Tips starting from St JeanPied de Port

    As for footwear, the Pyrenees from SJPdP aren’t much of a test. The day between Roncesvalles and Zubiri has quite a stretch of steep downhill on sharp vertical rock slabs. And the descent from Alto de Perdon just past Pamplona has a fair descent on round boulders that shift under your feet...
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    Comment by 'Walkerooni' in media 'To Logrono'

    I love looking at the great pics posted here. It really transports me right back to the place. What I find remarkable, as exemplified with comments on this photo, is when the poster says where it was taken, and others argue with them! Poster says they were walking to Logrono. Someone else...
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    Comment by 'Walkerooni' in media 'Threatening clouds near El Ganso'

    This photo brings back memories of areas where there were 2 route options, one being alongside a road. I often found those adjacent roads to be deserted, like the one in the picture, with maybe a car an hour, but mostly just the odd bicigrino.
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    COVID Ivar's Covid bulletin

    Being from Canada, with cases somewhere in the middle, as much as I would love to be Camino-ing right now, I can’t justify going to a country with triple the number of cases per population. Stay home, stay safe. The Camino will still be there. In the meantime I hope your vaccination rates...
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    Comment by 'Walkerooni' in media 'Camino-0440.jpg'

    The fools who defaced this marker need to go back and clean up their mess. But something tells me I get are not on this forum. We were going to take photos of the 100k marker, but walked on by.
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    Shell clip art for tattoo?

    I got a small shell tattoo in Santiago when I finished. I highly recommend going back and getting it there! They had a lot of options! 😎
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    Walking music - corrected

    I had some tunes on my phone, but didn’t listen to them. I preferred to listen to the amazing sounds of the Camino—the cowbell symphony, constant birdsong, and the Cuckoos reminding me all day that which I already knew. 😉