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  1. El Cascayal

    Shoe arches when you get a larger size

    Got to thinking 🤔 while walking this morning in new shoes. If for the Camino many recommend getting 1/2 to 1 full larger 👟 shoe, what happens to the arch that gets shifted? Does it throw everything else out of whack? Like ankles, hips, back. Any thoughts out there? Here thinking about the old...
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    COVID COVID-19 vaccine

    Oh Happy Day. I just received Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. True joy felt by all for the very first time since February by all of us receiving shot today. As part of frontline family and as part of this worldwide Peregrino family gratitude and hope. May vaccines soon be readily available to all...
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    A US Camino

    Like so many of you my 2020 Camino plans were thwarted. In the Camino provides tradition, I was able to walk an alternative US Camino of sorts. From the Jesuit Retreat Center in Milford, Ohio I was able to do a 6 day silent directed retreat. The nearby Little Miami River Trail allowed me to...
  4. El Cascayal

    Manaia Sea Ela in Fonsagrada

    This wonderful bar and restaurant on the Primitivo in Fonsagrada with generous owners with overwhelming hospitality to Pilgrims is closing. So sad, wishing them all the best. They posted the following: Din que cando se pecha unha porta outra se abre! Queridas/os amigas e amigos do Manaia...
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    Any scattered thoughts Invierno to Monasterio de Oseiro?

    Does anyone have any advice on hanging a left on the Camino de Invierno at Lincora to reach Monasterio de Oseiro and then return going towards the peaks in o Faro to rejoin the Invierno? Tips on how to get back and forth and lodging. Walking from Monforte de Lemos logical place for overnight...
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    Poem for our time written by Sister Lucia of the Discalced Carmelites in Antequera

    It truly is beautiful: Aquí tenéis un precioso poema-oración de una de carmelita descalza de Antequera Si sabrá la Primavera que la estamos esperando... Si se atreverá a cruzar nuestros pueblos despoblados, colgando en nuestros balcones la magia de sus geranios. Si dejará su sonrisa esculpida...