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  1. simply B

    "RICE" therapy for walking (and other sport injuries) - - a myth?

    So, yes, I am not supposed to be here right now...too much soil, rock, and timber to move... But, as a card-carrying "elder"...and a really stubborn one...I am sidelined for the rest of the day by aches-and-pains from my chores. After a hot shower and downing of some Arnica montana, it seems...
  2. simply B

    For anyone who loves the sound of a classic Spanish guitar....

    ...so this came up as I was packing away Christmas lights and decoration on the Feast of the Epiphany. Link: Perhaps I have missed mention of this artist in the Forum but, IMHO, he is extraordinary. Check out the link and you will be opened to a library of his extended works. I have nothing...
  3. simply B

    Helping out Camino businesses at year-end....

    May I first say that the OP is NOT looking for "likes" or any other reaction. Because that is not what this is about. Thank you! If....If...you have something to spare in your Christmas stocking might I suggest something? (And, none of the below has asked me for my support nor do I have any...
  4. simply B

    How long did it take for you to get to "de-cluttering" after Camino?

    ...not that it really matters in the big scheme of things. Just curious....no poll required! But, after almost a decade back, I still remember that "cleaning out" was close to the top of the list for pilgrims met after...oh, we'll say Triacastela. I have made small steps since then but, today...
  5. simply B

    Pacerpoles for people with diminished core/upper-body strength?

    Long story short... A close friend has been diagnosed with ALS. He has been walking with conventional trekking poles for a few months now but now he has been developing blisters on the hands from the increased chore of weight-bearing. His "next stop" on walking posture support has been told to...
  6. simply B

    You can make your own 'Orujo de Hierbas'?!

    Well, apparently so..... https://tastethewild.co.uk/orujo-de-hierbas-spanish-herbal-liqueur/ Not able to get on Camino until, whenever, I find myself missing this. Since I am not able to access plain orujo, I am using a base of "7x distilled" vodka which is very clean though neutral in...
  7. simply B

    Trying to Donate but it is a hassle....

    All - I am kind of hoping someone with a bit of time and skill can turn this into a poll so that struggling Camino businesses can get relief without making donors jump through a bunch of hoops. I think that they are not optimizing their support. Being "the person" who has to get out invoices...
  8. simply B

    COVID 2020 Camino a "To be" or "Not to be"? - and "Why?"

    per @Trishagale request...https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/current-camino-conditions-and-the-coronavirus.66881/#post-832846 Thread now open! Let's stick to "Why" or "Why not" for you personally and leave at that in posts. I sense that the Mods have more than enough to do at...
  9. simply B

    Questions about Pamplona to Burgos to recent walkers

    Hola, Peregrino(a)s! My son and I are getting together for extended travel for the first time since his early teens and this is the section that he chose to walk...out of any in the world! I would not bother to ask these questions but for the fact that the Camino has been evolving at a fairly...
  10. simply B

    Raxo (Spanish Garlic Pork) recipe....NOT "Lomo"

    The more obscure Spanish recipes have been difficult for me to find...and I DO know how to research outside of a pretty extensive library of cookbooks. So, it has taken me a bit of time but, for those of you who found the dish memorable, I have finally gotten close to re-creating the best...
  11. simply B

    St. Augustine on "Going" on a Walk/Journey and Joachim du Bellay on having arrived.....

    I have a strange Inbox...I sometimes believe that it is powered by the "I Ching" or the late Douglas Adam's "Improbability Drive"... In recent holiday greetings to friends internationally, I noted that I had no immediate plans for another Camino. Two interesting responses: 1) A friend from...
  12. simply B

    Non-denominational spiritual support requested...

    Long story short.... A friend of almost 50 years AND a pilgrim like the rest of us (though not a Forum member) called me the other night to request that I help him settle into hospice care in a few days time. What else can you say but "Sure, it would be an honor and a privilege." I humbly...
  13. simply B

    Anyone else find this song a bit "Camino-ish"...?

    For whatever reason it transported me back to the Way and dealing with the absence from my bride and home....and the revelations of the Meseta. Just curious as it came up on the playlist as I was preparing dinner. B
  14. simply B

    Why "Camino conversations" work, even for those of us who are not "social"...

    I was surprised on my first Camino to find myself drawn into conversations with others on the Way. While not anti-social, my personal reasons for walking do not include other people unless there is an opportunity to render aid. The speed at which such interactions developed into depths of...
  15. simply B

    The Meseta vs. The VdlP from Seville to Salamanca...

    For those of you have have walked both, a sincere and simple question; I am aware of the infrastructure differences/issues but my question drives to the experiential matters.... "Does the VdlP walk have the same "mind-emptying" effect/impact as the Meseta?" Thank you in advance for your...
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