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Silver Oxide Camino de Santiago pendent
Camino de Santiago pendent that has a shell on the front, and "Camino de Santiago" engraved on the back. Comes with a black cord. Pendent is slightly larger than a 50 euro cent coin, about 25mm.
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.

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  1. Bogong

    Sleeping Bags - Down Quality

    In 1977 I bought a down sleeping bag for wilderness XC skiing. I think it was a Mountain Designs. Down sleeping bags were not all that common in those days, and in this thing even sleeping on the snow well sub zero I used to suffer from heat prostration. Well the zip went heavenward and I...
  2. Bogong

    Aldi Outdoor gear sale coming up

    For those in Oz. Big Aldi sale coming up on 6 July. Includes merino wool jackets, T-shirts, and underwear, down jackets and vests, headlamps and backpacks, plus a few other things. I would skip the hiking boots as on past experience they are rubbish but the merino clothing is great. The packs...
  3. Bogong

    Anyone seen this yet?(mainly Oz)

    G'day, My local library had a copy of this on display (not for loan): Noel Braun: "The day was made for Walking - an Aussie's search for meaning on the Camino de Santiago" Sid Horta Publications P/L, ABN 46 119 415 842. It's a new release, and my bookstore doesn't even have a computer listing...
  4. Bogong

    Aldi Snow gear Sale in Oz

    G'day all. For those in Oz, at least on the East Coast, Aldi's winter sale is scheduled for Saturday 19 May. My catalogue arrived today. They again have a Premium ski shell jacket, for $119. This is virtually a Goretex jacket - the material appears the same and claimed specs for...
  5. Bogong

    The Pilgrims

    "We are the Pigrims, master, we shall go Always a little further: it may be Beyond the last blue mountain, barred with snow. Across that angry or that glimmering sea, While on a throne or guarded in a cave There lies a prophet who can understand Why men were born: but surely we are brave Who...
  6. Bogong

    "Grisettes" and the Cami Roumieu

    G'day, We're having a new kitchen and in the general clean-up found a beautiful tin with the remains of a gift of Grisettes from Montpelier given to my my wife around 30 years ago. At the time we overlooked the significance of the link with the Camino, and never imagined that I would one day...
  7. Bogong

    Three questions about route and accomm.

    G'day, I'm Australian, 69, and plan to head off from St Jean on 1 March 2014. Questions: Is the Route Napoleon permanently closed in winter/March or only as weather conditions from time to time dictate? Is the albergue at Viskarret open in early March? The Boss and her sister are coming...