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    A 'One Word' Why?

    Happy that's what I feel when on the Camino
  2. M

    The ONE thing.

    YUP. the bottle of vino Tinto all to myself.
  3. M

    Staying fit after the Camino

    I found that signing up for Nordik |Walking course was excellent and only went once a week - I intend to do that again this time when I return.
  4. M

    A woman walking alone

    I'll be setting out again in September - I'm 75. I only set out with someone once--other times on my own. One time I was sitting with 4 other Pilgrims enjoying a beer by the time I reached tie train station Bayonne. We never met before but saw each other off and on through the Camino. Last...
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    Still hot in Spain at 14.00 august 18

    To cool you down a wee bit.......Northern BC Canada weather........... "Snowfall warnings were still in effect early Monday, with up to 30 cm of snow expected for some by the time the system wraps up through the day. "Travel is not recommended," warned Environment Canada. "Visibility may be...
  6. M

    The journey has begun

    Buen Camino!!!! Happy Birthday!
  7. M

    3 Weeks to go

    I bring a bottle of either Johnsons or Aveeno Baby body & hairwash - in the bigger towns you can get similar. I use it for body , hair and laundry. I will be also heading out in early September - maybe see you along The Way!! Buen Camino
  8. M

    Newbie here

    Last time (bad knee & back) I booked Orrison and Roncevalles ahead. I saw quite a few people arriving at Roncevalles late afternoon & it was full - including their extra space camping area. One fellow reportedly slept in Church and several others got together & took a taxi to the next town. So...
  9. M

    LIVE from the Camino It’s Hot!

    Always had some gatorade in my pack. Learned a tip one hot end of May while walking the Ottawa Half-Marathon: a smallish sponge full of water placed on top of head in hat. A little push down on top of hat gives some pleasant relief! ---)
  10. M

    Anyone using a Drone?

    Drones??? Personally it would completely ruin my day if I saw one as I was peacefully walking.........
  11. M

    Today Was A Wonderful Day :-)

    Bravo! Bravo! Dave......what a comeback!!! I will be hobbling along the Camino this Fall - hope you will also be back soon! Buen Camino ---)
  12. M

    Walking SJPP-Santiago starting Sep15

    I have also walked Sept/Oct and loved it, I am going back this Sept. and owing to bad knee and back issue I have booked Orisson and also Roncevalles Albergues. Got my confirmation back on both. Considering Zubiri too since I may be on a bit of a crawl after that descent to town. Also there...
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    AlertCops App for Emergencies

    I keep in touch via an 'all OK' SPOT message button to 10 email addresses (family and friends) This also spotlights where I am via Satellite with a link they can click on to see map and also visually explore the town/place. There is also a 'help' button that goes to same people for such things...
  14. M

    Tips for Uphill Walking or Hiking

    Sung to my mochila........."He ain't heavy, he's my brother..." by The Hollies, ---)
  15. M

    Have you practiced, or received a random act of kindness on your pilgrimage?

    CF one day I walked too fast uphill. Being very susceptible to the heat I discretely retired to the bushes and puked ( is there a nicer word??) as quietly as possible. A young pilgrim came over to me. He made me sit down at the trail edge and put my head down. He then poured most of a bottle...
  16. M

    Can I get this map?

    Me too.....
  17. M

    Weather in SJPP Late Sept/Early Oct?

    3 times have walked during this period. Once complete and twice 500km sorties. Dave is spot on and Once I had 1 day of rain and another time taking the bus to Santiago from Astorga it poured immediately I got on the bus and most conveniently stopped just as the bus got into Santiago. --)...
  18. M

    Can we talk TOWELS please?

    Note: it is a full size towel. I use a smaller microfibre lowel and love it. Only issue was when it went missing after using laundry machines in an albergue!! Only time *I didn't hand wash my clothes. Then as I was walking though small towns couldn't find a replacement till Burgos or was it...

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