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  1. andywild

    The metal pedestrian bridge

    Hi all, just a quick one . Can anyone tell me where the pedestrian bridge is.. the one that's made of metal and zigzags up and over a road (or train track??) I seem to remember it was in the latter half of the Frances . As I was walking into a town at the end of the day so it might be one of the...
  2. andywild

    Equipment issues

    Hi all. I hope you're all keeping well. After 12 months of being stuck inside at home I decided to dig out my old camino clothes and go for a walk.. that's where the problem manifested.. Has anyone else experienced their clothes have shrunk (or shrank.. I've mulled it over for too long and now...
  3. andywild

    Who'da thought it

    I never thought I'd miss the days when most of the posts were about poles in hand luggage 😩 Fingers crossed we're back there soon. Hugs Andy x
  4. andywild

    Another useful tip for newcomers

    When researching my first camino I heard that when starting out, many pilgrims chose sangria. Not wanting to go against tradition I got off the plane and went straight to a bar.. three sangria-soaked days later (I was averaging 3km a day) I happened to be discussing how difficult the Camino was...
  5. andywild

    Inspiration and friendship and definitely not a poll

    I saw this and it struck a chord with me.. specifically the first sentence.. after walking with a stranger for a few hours and delighting then with my endless reserve of interesting facts, (do YOU know where the word "dashboard" originates?) I noticed that they would often begin to walk slower...
  6. andywild

    Excuse the boring question - travel from Biarritz to Pamplona

    Howdy pilgrims... Just a quick one. I land at Biarritz on a Thursday afternoon.. 4ish... I'm looking at starting (CF) in Pamplona.. for no particular reason other than I don't fancy sjpdp-Roncesvalles again.. once was enough. I've tried rome2rio etc but I'm struggling with how to get there.. I...
  7. andywild

    Weight saving tips

    I was reading a post by someone that suggested sawing part of the handle from your toothbrush to save weight and it got me thinking.. I realised that the only part of my walking poles that I actually touch is the handles, the rest of the pole is superfluous.. I cut the rest of the poles off and...
  8. andywild

    A documentary

    Being the Camino addict that I am I tend to watch everything I can that is Camino related.. I found a new (well new to me) 7 part series on Amazon prime (UK but I don't know if other countries have the same content?) Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed watching (and even considered swapping my CF...
  9. andywild

    Late April concerns

    I've been looking at the calendar and it appears that I will have nearly the entire Camino to myself.. obviously I'll have "the greatest hits of Justin Bieber" loaded onto my phone for those solitary times but I'm wondering if I should perhaps download another album.. do you think I should take...
  10. andywild

    Money saving tip...

    On my previous Camino Frances my nearly new Salomon trail runners were trashed by the time I reached Santiago. The tread on the sole had completely worn out which lead me to what can only be described as a flash of genius.. On my upcoming walk I plan to double the length of my stride and...
  11. andywild

    A man with a plan

    The flight is booked!! Biarritz on April 23rd and then start walking the following day... Originally I was going to walk sjpdp-santiago but I've been considering Pamplona-Muxia instead. Is this a way of chickening out of sjpdp- Roncesvalles? Yes, yes it is.. but in my defence, I have already...
  12. andywild

    April/may CF

    Hi all, after months of deliberation one decided to do the CF again... With my usual reckless abandon I jumped on to the Ryanair site and found a flight for the end of April... I was just about to purchase said flight when it struck me that I should pop on here and have a quick check that it's a...
  13. andywild

    Shockingly accurate

    I just saw this posted on Facebook and it made me laugh. I left the original poster's name on it so as not to steal the credit 🙂
  14. andywild

    Shoe question

    Hi, I'm going to walk the Frances in April and need advice regarding footwear. For the last 18 months I've not walked further than from my sofa to the fridge. I've noticed that I get out of breath when trying to tie my shoelaces, (I also get little swimming 'dots' in my vision)... Does anyone...
  15. andywild

    Orisson info

    Just seen this on a camino forum.. In other news my phone autocorrect changes Orisson to Prison...
  16. andywild

    The ONE thing.

    Walking a camino is often a life changing experience.. being enlightened and taxed both physically and spiritually.. experiencing new places, new friends, new feelings that maybe you haven't felt for years or even decades.. what was the one thing that you took from your camino.. the one...
  17. andywild

    I feel so special

    Great to see a whole section dedicated to "not so serious" topics !! I already feel at home. I'm thinking of decorating in a nice blue colour unless anyone has any better ideas? Can anyone knit some nice camino curtains? I'd get Granny Wild on it but she's already busy knitting me all my walking...
  18. andywild

    Sorry if this has been asked before...

    Hi all, I'm considering doing the VDLP in April and will be away from home for a few weeks. My question is this, Do I give my butler and both maids the 6 weeks off or should I have them pop in occasionally to dust the chandeliers etc.. I don't really want to come back to a dusty mansion like...
  19. andywild

    Indecision ....

    Well, I have two weeks off booked from today.. I can get a flight on Tuesday to Santiago and walk the finisterra/muxia way... My Camino pal Jess is willing to join me... And we're both unsure whether we should. Seems weird to suggest that I'm weighing up what's better.. Camino or no Camino...
  20. andywild

    Santiago, finisterra, muxia

    I have a coupe of weeks free starting September 2nd... Considering doing a loop from Santiago.. has anyone done it? It does come with a few questions: Do I have a burger king before I set off from Santiago or wait till I get back? Do you think there's a better 2 week walk? (I've done CP from...
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