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  1. Bob Howard

    The In-Between Places

    Alexwalker over on the discussion about Camino physical preparation said: "Here's throwing the torch into the conversation: I have all the time I want. I am retired and on a good pension (67). I am so determined to use my next Camino to the fullest: I have set aside 2 months (minimum/whatever)...
  2. Bob Howard

    Getting Small

    This post is aimed at some of you gear hounds, like davebugg. I was curious about the new Osprey Pro 30L, and ordered it. It terms of utility as well as design and aesthetics, it is an impressive pack. In 2016 I carried a Gregory 40L and in 2018 a Gregory 36L, both fine packs. After packing the...
  3. Bob Howard

    Digital Brierley Guide?

    I nosed around on the forums but didn't see the answer to this. Have there been any rumors or talk about the a digital Brierly Frances guide being available or in the works?
  4. Bob Howard

    Overnight in La Faba but also go to Pilgrim's Mass in O Cebreiro

    This is a bit of an oddball question, and I did a search on the Forum but didn't see anything. As many of you know, there is a rather wonderful, and often moving, Pilgrims Mass in Cebreiro at the Church of Santa Maria. So, if one were to stay in La Faba, is there a way to get a ride after...
  5. Bob Howard

    Must Stay Overnight Villages/Towns

    Looking at my 3rd CF this year. In 2016 and last year, I often stayed in the same villages/towns/cities, mostly because I enjoyed them the first time. For me, at least until I hear other opinions, there are certain overnight stops I feel like I can't miss. At the larger city level, Pamplona...
  6. Bob Howard

    Pack Weight and Other Impediments

    Ok, I fully expect this to be controversial, and it arises from the current forum thread about pack weight. First, my premise. For those of us who have previously walked the Camino, and especially longtime backpackers/hikers, I think we have a duty to dispense straightforward, unvarnished...