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  1. Tvsteve

    walking the Camino aged 79 (the French way)

    I heard someone say, “Not a day goes by when I don’t think of the Camino“. That’s certainly my experience. I plan to do it a 4th time in 2022 when I’m 80. The last one was 2017 from SJPP in 32 days, by myself, without a rest day. I just got into a comfortable rhythm and away I went. Being...
  2. Tvsteve

    Walking from Sarria

    Sarria to Santiago? My condolences
  3. Tvsteve

    What clothes do you wear after shower

    After the day’s walk, I went into the shower fully clothed. Washed everything, put on the next day’s gear—good to go. Repeat for 32 days. That’s how I kept my pack to less than 15 pounds.
  4. Tvsteve

    Stuck in Pamplona

    When I walk the Camino again, for the forth time, I plan to start in Pamplona. As someone told me on my second trek, “not a day goes by when I don’t think of the Camino”. Twice I started in Roncesvalles, once in SJPP. Both were great. The start from SJPP is a long slog, even in good weather...
  5. Tvsteve

    @Dave is walking across America -- can you put him up?

    If your travels take you through Grand Junction, Colorado we have a warm welcome for you. steve grant
  6. Tvsteve

    South West Coast Path

    As a point of reference, I have completed the Camino Frances three times. I am 76 yrs old. I plan on another Camino when I’m 80. I’m quite active and have done many walks around the world. Two years ago my wife and I did part of the SW Coast path from Padstow to St. Ives. A travel company...
  7. Tvsteve

    To carry or not to carry an hair dryer?

    You’ve got to be kidding. Ask yourself the same question after you’ve completed your Camino.
  8. Tvsteve

    Can you stay in the SJPP Albergue the night before you start?

    In 2017 I arrived in SJPP late in the afternoon on 4/7, no reservations. Got my Passport, checked into the municipal albergue (just up the street), left at 6:30 am and arrived in Roncesvalles by 5pm. It was a killer, I was 75 yrs in moderately good shape. The toughest day, by far, all way to...
  9. Tvsteve

    Are you 70+ and still walking Caminos?

    Last year at age 75 I started alone in SJPP and finished in Santiago 33 days later. Carried my pack and trekked every frigging inch (EFI). A wonderful experience, even better than my other two Caminos. Being alone, I was able to easily meet others from around the globe. It’s my plan to do it...
  10. Tvsteve

    Organising a group Camino

    Given the two choices, I heartily endorse a group Camino. Good luck
  11. Tvsteve

    Organising a group Camino

    I personally wouldn’t want to do the Camino in a large group. The problem is you bring your selves with you and limit your interaction with other pilgrims. In somewhat the same way, when traveling internationally I always take public transportation, so I can interact with the locals.
  12. Tvsteve

    Then and Now, First and Last

    Here’s another........
  13. Tvsteve

    Do ladies pee in the woods? I think we know the answer.

    Do ladies pee in the woods? Follow the toilet paper.
  14. Tvsteve

    Can anyone give me any advice on doing the Camino Frances with a two-year old.

    In April of ‘17 I spent several days running across a 20’s German woman with a 2 yr old and a 4 yr old. She had all their gear, and sometimes the kids, in a wagon. On the hills other Pilgrims would help her push the wagon. Oh, and she was alone with the kids. What a feat.
  15. Tvsteve

    Finalized My Stages For April Camino Invierno Route

    Way too organized for me. I’m more “go with the flow”. Did Holy Week a few years ago with no reservations. Good luck. This year we’re celebrating our 50th, by going around the world, including a stop in Santiago.
  16. Tvsteve

    All those decisions

    Ah, come on. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing. Lol