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    700 km, which route?

    Have you considered the Camino Labienago from Ponferada to Santiago? Its well marked and very few pilgrims. Its a great way to walk into Santiago without all the crowds.
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    VdlP - Walking 2021

    Hey Dodger I'm looking at spring as well but planning on September. Its impossible to make definite plans at the moment especially if your traveling from the US. Maybe we'll meet on the Plata!!
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    chondromalacia patellae

    I get steroid injections. Works amazingly well.
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    Botafumiero Schedule

    When will it be swinging again?
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    April 2021

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    Trail runners: Altra or Brooks, or Hoka????

    My daughter started with Altra lone peaks last year. She loved them during her training but in Santo Domingo she switched to Keen sandals as she had some serious ankle and Achilles issues. I know everyone in the states swears by them but I don't see it either. I always wear boots on the Camino...
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    Spontaneous Camino

    Very true!! Are you still camping or have you found a bed ?
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    Spontaneous Camino

    One step at a time my friend!
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    COVID New start dates?

    Hoping for October as well!
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    COVID New start dates?

    Hey Dave, I'm hoping for end of September/October as well. I gotta have something to look forward to weather it happens or not. Just canceled a 5 May start date.
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    I can relate! Being a retired Paratrooper I have many foot issues. Keep it simple! 1. I get cortisone injections prior to each Camino. I've walked 7 thus far. I will return for 3 more in May. 2. I too take orthodics. I also take the original inserts in case my feet swell and need more room...
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    Raincoat or poncho?

    Both! A lightweight wind/rain jacket for wind and light rain and a poncho for the heavy stuff
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    Show me your tattoo

    Here's mine!!
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    Is the Camino a Curse?

    My wife calls the Camino my "Mistress ". Currently on the CF with my daughter ;)
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    Primitivo - May - reducing backpack weight

    Take a sleeping bag liner instead of a bag. Also, look at the "Hoka" recovery sandals. Good luck. I loved the Primitivo!!
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    Sleeping bag liner

    The liner weighs just 5 oz. Puff jacket only 10 oz. For less then 1 lbs you have a sleeping system as well as a puff jacket for cool evenings. Make sure you give yourself a few weeks for delivery of the liner. Buen Camino
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    Sleeping bag liner

    Great silk liners from NZ. Very light and warm. I carry a puff jacket in case for additional warmth.