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    The things I have grown to appreciate about this forum

    It's a nice idea. I'll stick a forum patch on my rucksack next time.
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    COVID When the Camino again has Pilgrims...

    Being held back makes me want to go forward. Maybe when I can go I won't want to? I'm making no bookings.
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    lost photo journey site

    Doug Fantastic, that is the one, the same photos. I think they must have changed the layout. I'm feeling quite emotional after browsing this. (probably due to civilisational stress.) A godsend. Thank you.
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    25 Habits of Successful and Happy People

    though I'm not massively outwardly successful I have to agree. I do all those things. And I'm happy with my lot.
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    lost photo journey site

    I am fancying a virtual walk. some favourite days from the past. Many years ago, 10 or 20, I am not sure, there used to be a site on the net that had a day by day guide for quite a few camino journeys. You would click on a day and it would be a sequence of photographs from that day. Lots of...
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    Barefoot hiking shoes/boots?

    barefoot as in zero rise trainers? Inov-8 terroc with added sorbothane double strike footbeds worked quite well for me. The inners were essential for the Portuguese granite cobbles. I could feel how soft tarmac was after a hundred km of cobbles. But essentially - my advice is to use your...
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    Rain protection - ( Overkill ? or cut back to save some weight?)

    jimavro this is a cold weather version of your ventilated jacket that doesn't even try to keep out the rain instead it creates a tropical microclimate next to the skin I think you would like it http://www.buffalosystems.co.uk/products/special-6-shirt/
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    A 'One Word' Why?

    Meditation
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    Explain your forum Avatar (name and picture).

    Me on the quay at Fisterra having walked some distance.
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    What is a pilgrim?

    I was a pilgrim. Now I am an online dilettante. Progress cannot be assumed.
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    Walking through cancer. A thread for inspiration.

    I crashed and burnt on my post chemo Camino. (Neck lump). I was walking on adrenalin, the treatment had destroyed my thyroid functionality. I didn't know that. I'd suggest not rushing into hard walking after the severe poisoning that is chemotherapy. It's six years ago now and it was my last...
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    Outdoor Gear, Backpacking Consumerism, and the Marketplace

    Ethics are important Paramo pretty much supports a village of rescued vulnerable women. And their coats work. I've a few of their garments ( understatement ) https://www.paramo-clothing.com/en-in/ourethics/manufacturing.php
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    There is no such thing as bad weather...

    Or an alternative to base layer management. Don't bother. No base layer = no sweat because you are cold all the time. Saves washing, weight and money. And should the worst happen, and you get smell anyway, then that is in the great tradition of pilgrimage too. :)
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    El Camino de 8 Compostelas- The Way of 8 Certificates

    my strongest memory evoked by your post is the Parador in Monforte de Lemnos. The cloistered interior glassed in and overlooking their cistern roof. And their church. We once spent a week there for a local wedding. If your choice of starting point is a consideration and you have a few...
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    Is Camino Frances a Rat Race in April/May?

    I will expand with another question. Is being slow and old a good reason to not join a lifetime pilgrimage because there may be a shortage of beds? I hope you see where I am going with this. On mass transit it is common to give up your seat to pregnant women, the disabled, the elderly. I...
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    Is Camino Frances a Rat Race in April/May?

    is being young and fit a good reason to get a bed? just wondering
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    Sara talks about her assault on the Salvador

    A very tough day. Well managed. I found your testimony quite upsetting. Best wishes for the rest of your camino. The speed the Spanish dealt with this is exemplary. I wish our courts were so efficient. And a daily fine, if missed leads to a period in jail. Justice indeed.
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    Camino with PTSD

    Gwaihir - I suspect you may not feel this but actually you are quite inspiring. And the Del Norte? Fantastic, if you have such choices you are in a good place. Stick with it mate.
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    Winter Camino Equipment Dilemma.

    the down blanket Personally I find buffalo to be very cost and weight effective. Does the USA have Buffalo stockists? http://www.buffalosystems.co.uk/
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