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    Our trip around the Sun.

    As our 2020 trip around the sun draws to a close I would like to wish all the members, Ivar and the mods a very Happy and Healthy New Year, it was a bumpy trip at times. I wish you all a very safe and healthy trip for 2021 Happy New Year.
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    On doing your research and buying proper equipment.

    I came across this article this morning on FB, posted on the Ireland Way page. Worth a read IMO especially if you are in the planning stages of your Camino. https://hihostels.ca/en/magazine/how-i-nearly-lost-my-toes-hiking-el-camino
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    Spam.

    Thank you all for your reports on spam posts, some are still getting through and its impossible to catch them all. Again, thank you.
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    Report PM's

    We have had reports lately of a member, now banned, sending unwanted PM's to female members. This member has also tried to register under different names after being banned. If anyone recieves any such PM's please report them immediately to the moderators.
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    Happy New Year.

    Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year. May you have a great trip around the sun in 2019.
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    Sticks or no sticks?

    An interesting report by The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation on the pros and cons of using walking/hiking poles.
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    Calendar.

    Just a note to anyone adding their Camino to the calendar, please just add your start date. Its not necessary to add every day of your trip.
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    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    Wishing you all a very Happy St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy the day.
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    Happy New Year.

    Wishing Ivar and family, all the mods and all the members a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.
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    Are bed bugs here to stay?

    Interesting but concerning article in today's paper. https://m.independent.ie/life/bed-bugs-now-effectively-impossible-to-remove-and-people-forced-to-live-with-them-lecturer-36404418.html
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    Missing Pilgrim.

    This popped up in Facebook and I thought I would share it in case any of you had any info. URGENT!!!!! A walking friend of mine has been contacted by a German friend who is concerned about the wellbeing of her father Bernhard (aka Alf). He set out on the Camino in April sometime and she hasn't...
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    Iron Curtain Trail.

    First let me say that this is not Pilgrimage related so I cannot add it to that section or to the EPW section. After watching a program some time ago about the diverse flora and fauna that was found in the "no mans land" section of the border that existed between East and West Germany. This was...
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    Happy Hanukkah.

    Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish members and pilgrims everywhere, enjoy the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah Sameach.
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    Happy Christmas.

    Wishing Ivar, all members and all Moderators a very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Buen Camino to all for 2017. Pat.
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    Do Your Knees Hurt When Hiking Downhill?

    I don't suffer from knee problems either climbing or descending (so far, touch wood) but I came across this article and thought you might find it interesting. https://www.theoutbound.com/jen-weir/do-your-knees-hurt-when-hiking-downhill-here-s-why
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    Camino by sea.

    This is a video of four Irish men who rowed a traditional rowing boat (currach) to Spain to do the Camino. I had mentioned this before and this video popped up on FB this morning. Enjoy.
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    Wet conditions on the Camino.

    Conditions are a bit wet on the Camino at the moment....:):) Photo courtesy of Amazing World Places.
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    Wide hiking boots/shoes.

    After my 2012 Camino I discovered I had been stricken with the "bigfoot" syndrome, my feet had gone up a half to one shoe size. This, as I found out was fairly common and there are several threads on here discussing the topic. When I returned home I found none of my runners, boots or going out...
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    Irish Pilgrim Routes.

    Just came across these links for anyone who may be interested. http://www.osi.ie/blog/pilgrim-trails/ http://www.osi.ie/blog/pilgrim-trails-ii/
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    Mothers/Mothering Day

    Wishing all you pilgrims a very Happy Mothers Day. Have a great day, you deserve it.

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