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  1. Singingheart

    Starting slowly on the Le Puy route

    I'm planning to walk the Le Puy route solo in Sept/Oct 2020. I've walked the Camino Frances (2015) from SJPDP. I've walked others since then, as well as the Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk, but I'm not getting any younger. I'll be 78 next fall, and I want to take the walk slowly, averaging 10...
  2. Singingheart

    Training Fatigue

    I have about 2 and 1/2 weeks left before I leave for the CI, and I'm experiencing training fatigue, more mental than physical. I've been training for months now, for weeks carrying my loaded backpack. I walk at a nearby gym, on the indoor track and the inclined treadmill (because the heat and...
  3. Singingheart

    New albergue in Betanzos

    Is anyone familiar with this new albergue in Betanzos? http://acogidacristianaenloscaminosdesantiago.org/albergue-de-betanzos/ It's called Albergue Santa María de la Azogue – ACC, and is on Rúa Clérigos. Since the municipal albergue apparently has only 6 beds available, I thought this might be...
  4. Singingheart

    Weather on the Ingles

    Hi, I'm walking the Camino Ingles at the first of October this year, with a plan for an 8 day walk to Santiago, followed by a walk to Finisterre. I'm 77, I've walked the Camino Frances from SJPDP and the Portuguese Camino, as well as the British Coast to Coast Walk (last September). I carried my...
  5. Singingheart

    Comparison of Camino Frances with C2C

    I don't know where to post this question, but I'm hoping that some of you good pilgrims can respond here. I've walked the Camino Frances in 2015, at the age of 73, and the Camino Portuguese in 2017, at the age of 75. Now I have a deep desire to walk the British Coast to Coast Walk, the...
  6. Singingheart

    American Airlines operated by Iberia

    I've tried to find a thread that answers my question but without success. I have a flight home from Santiago, on American Airlines operated by Iberia. The ticket takes me from Santiago to Madrid, where I transfer from terminal 4 to 4S, not changing airlines. I plan to check my backpack going...
  7. Singingheart

    Durability of shoes

    I'm training for the Portuguese Camino (Porto to Finisterre and Muxia) for October of this year. I'm walking 5 to 8 miles a day with my backpack on, but also including occasional back to back days of longer distances, 10 t0 12 miles so far. My training has been primarily on the indoor track at...
  8. Singingheart

    Terrain on Portuguese Camino

    I'm wondering what the walking surfaces are like on the Portuguese Camino from Porto to Santiago. In particular, I'd like to know if it's as rocky as the Camino Frances. I'm planning on walking the Portuguese Way this coming fall (October 2017), and I'm starting to think about footwear. I wore...
  9. Singingheart

    Slow itinerary from Porto to Santiago

    Does anyone have an itinerary from Porto to Santiago allowing an average of only 10 miles a day, or 16 km?
  10. Singingheart

    Rain gear, again

    I know that this issue has been covered over and again, but all the same, now that I'm down to my final decisions about my gear, I'm wavering. I'm walking this Sept. and Oct., through the end of October. Because of that, I've thought that I'll take my Ferrino poncho and a pair of very...
  11. Singingheart

    Need for a jacket

    I'm sure this has been covered multiple times, but I can't find anything explicit so thought I'd pose the question again. I'm walking this year in September and October, through the end of October, leaving Madrid on the 28th. I've decided to take an Altus type poncho (by Farrino), along with...
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