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  1. Just_Me

    Lost New Sunglasses-Padron

    Lost my old one yesterday, bought a new pair, good quality - just noticed they to have now gone missing. Somewhere in the Padron historical centre and the bus station. Must have dislodged from strap when fiddling with the rain cover. I'll be in Santiago for a few days, if found pls let me know...
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    Judge not those you see walking with Crocs instead of 'proper' shoes because it may just be the one ones left they can tolerate wearing when Achilles tendonitis strikes. A few people asked me if I was seriously walking in those Crocs. No, I started off with broken-in, good fitting trail runners...
  3. Just_Me

    Pension Mosende Porriño

    Met my Camino Angel in the host of pension Mosende. This pension is off the path before Porriño but the host will pick you up from the path and drop you back there, or take you into Porriño even. I was crippled by excruciating heel pain and Manuel jr. bent over backwards to help me out. Since I...
  4. Just_Me

    Live - Camino Portugues Rain, and then some more rain

    Switched from coastal to interior yesterday by bus to Ponte de Lima. Already had a few very wet days and it doesn't look like it is going to change anytime soon. It poured relentlessly during the night and I have abandoned my plans to tackle the climb and descent to Rubiaes. Taxi it is, but that...
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    Blister Treatment

    Compeed gets a mention frequently. An good alternative (if Compeed is unavailable, too pricey etc) is Duoderm extra thin or Duoderm - both work on the same hydrocolloid treatment base as Compeed and is widely used in wound care. It is wonderful also for split heels or fingertips - you know those...
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    What I have learnt so far - and I haven't even left yet :-)

    Prep and training has commenced in earnest, less than 3 months to go now. I started training, walking daily with one rest day per week, gradually increasing distance and the load of my backpack. (Disclaimer - I am closing in on 60yrs and what I could do 'no worries' not so long ago seems now...
  7. Just_Me

    Plan B - in case of illness?

    Hi, I am hoping for some suggestions of a Plan B for my upcoming Camino in April Thing is - I had an encounter with a Mozzie a couple of years ago and it left me with a calling card, a tropical virus that rears it's ugly head every now and then. When that happens I am unable to walk at all (no...
  8. Just_Me

    Booked out 6 months in advance? For real?

    Hi all, I am starting my camino in April and have had a peek at some websites for accommodation as I am looking to mix it up a bit, just wanted to get a feel for pricing etc. Much to my surprise these websites like hotel.com etc indicated that some places are already booked out! Is this for...
  9. Just_Me

    April 2019 - Camino Portugues

    G'day from Stawell in Victoria, planning my first Camino for April '19 :) - it's been on my agenda for many years but the timing was never 'quite right', now something has clicked into gear, at last. This forum is so helpful with everyone contributing, I feel blessed, thank you Ivar for running...

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