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  1. Louise G

    You Know You're Going On The Camino When...

    Yes, three weeks today until I start in Le Puy. Driving everyone crazy with weighing everything & getting pack to lightest possible. Will be one set of clothes on & one in the bag, plus two extra undies & socks!! I have learnt in the past that you really can exist with the very bare essentials...
  2. Louise G

    Rainware....From a different perspective

    When in France last year I bought a Poncho/raincoat. Has hood & proper sleeves like a raincoat & comes down to knees. Importantly it has the hump on the back to accommodate a pack. (I have a stiffened synthentic fabric wide brimmed hat for the sun that I can wear inside the hood & it deflects...
  3. Louise G

    FICS Forum: Why Change the 100 km. rule to 300 km.?

    Having read all of the above, & experienced a few "Pilgrimage" destinations of different beliefs around the world; I have come to the conclusion that (unfortunately) commercialisation will win out ever We each have our own religious/spiritual/bucket list reasons to embark on these "expeditions"...
  4. Louise G

    Reflections on the Le Puy

    I am also starting from Le Puy in mid-April. As a minimal French speaker, I have found that if you make the effort, much hilarity & mix ups can break the ice & the French people usually go out of their way to assist. I have been to France each year for the last 7 years, tracking down my...

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