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  1. Lurch

    Sports store in Astorga

    Made the Camino to Hospital de Orbigas but one of party is concerned abt cold weather in pass. Is there a place where he can buy a sleeping bad in Astorga? Camino been great so far. Yes, I have taken buses and train to get to Castrojerez, but the walking part has been refreshing, even...
  2. Lurch

    La Fabrica (now how to get to Burgos)

    Week+ out from my Camino and was wondering if anyone has a contact email for La Fabrica? So far we (3 of us) are arriving in St Jean on the 21st., then to Pamplona via bus. Then to Burgos by train and then the walking starts. Tardajos semed like a good half day start but is seems...
  3. Lurch

    Spanish army base

    I am trying to locate a base somewhere between Burgos and Logrono. Can’t seem to find it in Google maps, so will try here. Anyone run across it? Is it on, or close to, the Camino Frances? Thanks for any assistance...
  4. Lurch

    Do you know the way to Pamplona??

    Tried to find an answer in the archives, but no joy! There are 4 of us planning to do the Frances in late Sept/Oct. 2 are in great shape, my neighbor the Superintendant at Cedar Breaks Nat. Monument and his wife. The other 2, including me, are not in the same league. We would like to fly...
  5. Lurch

    Kindle usefulness?

    :confused::confused: Would appreciate any info regarding today's Kindles, as a device to take on the Frances next year. My current one is so old it had a analog keyboard on it and its internet usefulness is almost nil. I have a Pantech tablet which is useful as a book reader and internet...
  6. Lurch

    The Last Templar series has one on Santiago

    Certainly not a spiritual book but for those who read 'murder mysteries', Michael Jecks has one of his series take place in Santiago on the early 1300s. It is part of the 'Last Templar' series and is entitled, 'The Templar's Penance'. Well written and the author does a good job of filling in...
  7. Lurch


    The local University, Southern Utah U., has a series of lectures each year by various lecturers. Last weeks was by Roko Belic, who produced the movie 'Happy', as found on Netflix. I don't have Netflix, so can not comment on the movie, but his hour lecture was very interesting. His bio states...
  8. Lurch

    trekking sticks vs hiking staff

    Which is used by more people and why, please; walking staffs, or trekking poles. I can see the advantage of using 2 poles but somehow a longer staff seems to me to be sturdier and won't collapse on you if you suddenly put a lot of weight on it. I have expensive sticks which did just that and...