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  1. Trude

    Camino Del Mar almost official

  2. Trude

    Thinking about tents

    Hi David, I live in Australia and have camped the 88 temples in Japan and spent a few nights in tents on various Camino’s. I buy a 2 person Dome tent from Woolworths or Kmart for about $15 it is just about 1 kilo maybe under. If there is 2 of you one can carry the poles and the other the tent...
  3. Trude

    Thinking about tents

    I have done a combination of camping and accomodation on 5 Caminos and the 88 Temples in Japan. We never cook and try to camp where there is running water. Always take your rubbish with you and leave the site as you find it. My advice to you is to buy a cheap lightweight 2 man dome tent that...
  4. Trude

    Shin Splints

    I find wearing compression tights totally prevents it. For me anyway. I lent my tights to someone who was experiencing it and it helped immediately.
  5. Trude

    Travel Insurance

    You just go online the basic is unlimited medical and $2000 luggage that’s the one I get. I really just want medical but luggage comes with it am in USA for 6 weeks the most expensive Country for Medical and it was about 220 with a 200 excess
  6. Trude

    Travel Insurance

    For Residents if Australia you can’t beat Woolworths Travel Insurance......
  7. Trude

    Congratulations to Mabel Smith 92 arriving SdC today

    It is an achievement at any age but at 92 truly amazing. I can only hope that I am capable of this when I am ninety. Congratulations Mabel ❤️
  8. Trude

    Travel and Health Insurance

    I always use Woolworths travel insurance, by far the cheapest for Australians. I have never needed to make a claim but as you know it is a reputable company.
  9. Trude

    Post office in Molinseca?

    No I don’t think there is one.....only Ponferrada
  10. Trude

    LIVE from the Camino Our Vegemite only lasted 1400km

    You can empty jar into plastic container lighter than tube.......
  11. Trude

    Seeking advice from multi-camino peregrinos for a mid Oct start

    Camino Norte from Irun is beautiful, if you want more people I would do the Portuguese. From Lisbon not many people but from Porto plenty.
  12. Trude

    Rioja Alta Golf Club, Ciruena

    Yes that is a lovely diversion and then onto the monasteries of Yuso and Suso. Makes for a very long day to Santo Domingo but an amazing diversion. I also just follow the Electric poles from Azofra to Santo Domingo involves about 1km Walking into Santo Domingo on the road it’s a pretty good...
  13. Trude

    How the Japan 88 Temple Pilgrimage is Different from The Camino de Santiago

    I have heard May and Ictober are the best times to walk because of the rains. I am starting late September mostly camping along the way.
  14. Trude

    Travel and Health Insurance

    For Aussies Woolworths have great travel insurance.
  15. Trude

    How the Japan 88 Temple Pilgrimage is Different from The Camino de Santiago

    Thank you Keith, I am walking the 88 temples in October and found this very interesting.
  16. Trude

    How to get from El Acebo to Molinaseca

    It is a tough walk into Acebo very steep, you can get a taxi from Manjarin to Molinaseca.....don’t risk injury....there is no bus
  17. Trude

    Is the camino del Norte in August a terrible idea?

    I think it’s a great Idea the Norte is beautiful any time of the year. The crowds will only be in the towns and that can be fun. You may even get a swim in but the water is pretty cold up north. Buen Camino
  18. Trude

    Thievery on the Camino

    You are right this year has seen a lot of thefts in Albergues take care Pilgrims we are easy targets.