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  1. Jo King

    Which Camino for my 80th year?

    I was also going to walk the Frances again last year for my 80th but Covid put an end to that idea! And this year seems doubtful too BUT with sheer determination, good planning, and being a born optimist and having a profound trust in the fact that if it's meant to be, it will be, sometime I...
  2. Jo King

    An antique walker

    An antique walker
  3. Jo King

    Camino de Santiago based Bachelor Thesis

    Done. I liked Dave Bugg's definition of Pilgrimage - praying with your feet. Yes ! Definitely!
  4. Jo King

    What's the one thing in your pack, that you absolutely CANNOT do without...and why?

    Yes - I can go 100 kms on a cup of early morning coffee ! The electric coil was truly great!!!
  5. Jo King


    Yes. Both. And useful to sleep in too on cold nights.
  6. Jo King

    Walking after knee replacement

    Yes, I have! At the age of 77 I walked from Burgos to Sarria, then onto Santiago !!! Operation on half knee replacement November 2016, walked April to May 2017 and finished in September 2017. In 2018 (aged nearly 78) I walked from SJPdP to Ponferrada. Next year - aged 80 - I will complete...
  7. Jo King

    Water pouch and taste

    In 2017 I also used a 2 litre water pouch and found the same chemical taste. In the end I couldn't put up with it any longer and used a water bottle filled with ordinary tap water. No funny taste! I must say that 1. The water in the pouch tasting so dreadful didn't do me any harm and 2. It...
  8. Jo King

    You'll Never Walk Alone

    Thank you Peter.
  9. Jo King

    Frustrated in Roncesvalles

    Yes please do. You have so much to impart to others, so many stories to tell. It would keep many a pilgrim, past, present or future enthralled with all your travels. Buen Camino for your next one Jo King - the Old Dorset Tortoise
  10. Jo King

    My first-time Camino: a review of the good, the bad, and the cows!

    Agree. You hand wash if there are no mod cons.
  11. Jo King

    My first-time Camino: a review of the good, the bad, and the cows!

    I agree too. Maybe she has never washed clothes by hand. I had 4 babies before a washing machine. (1960) .
  12. Jo King

    I think that’s it - Camino Angel

    Dear Guy, I'm so sorry to hear your foot troubles but although one of those wonderful Angels helped you, I do beg you to reconsider exactly where you think you might walk next. I live in Dorset and have seen most of the South West Path - and it is NOT AN EASY WALK. I hope I'm not offending any...
  13. Jo King

    Valcarlos auberge

    I am also arriving in Valcarlos that Friday so hope to meet up with you there.
  14. Jo King

    Starting on the 1st April 2018.

    Me too André. 5th April. If you see a slow tortoise, that'll be me !
  15. Jo King

    Merry Christmas

    To Ivar and his family, to all the moderators and vintage forum members, to everyone else on the forum and to all the peregrinos that passed me by , (I'm a slow walker) I wish you all a very merry Christmas and all blessings for the New Year Jo King Starting the C.F. again 5th April 2018
  16. Jo King

    Snow at O Cebreiro!

    And warm feet!
  17. Jo King

    Anyone know what these are?

    My guess is : Really old, ultra vintage, chestnut tree trunks hollowed out either naturally with age or as shelters for pilgrims from the strong winds/rain. Well, I've seen old tree trunks similar to these before and used as temporary shelters.
  18. Jo King

    Spelling names on the phone

    Thank you . Very useful. Helps no end with difficult names.
  19. Jo King

    In Memorium - my boots

    I think the grief also stems from that - the length of time it takes to break-in new boots to get them to the standard of the old ones. - and never a blister at all. Thank you for all the replies. You have consoled an old lady!