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  1. Martin 888

    COVID Advice and Counsel

    I walked the Frances in May 2019 and loved every step. I was going to repeat in May 2020 before moving on to other caminos but that obviously got cancelled. I was going to repeat in May 2021 and that also got cancelled. My next attempt will be May 2022. Desperate to return to the Camino...
  2. Martin 888

    Starting from Canada on 21/8

    Do you not have to isolate at all ? Did you have to certify being double vaccinated? Only asking because I’m Canadian and desperate to head to the Camino. Buen Camino !!
  3. Martin 888

    Camino Frances distance

    I know that but take a moment to be romantic….800+ sounds so much more impressive than anything in the 700’s !!
  4. Martin 888

    Sarria - Is a stop over worth it?

    No….end of. Molinaseca, Astorga, Ponferrada….all better choices.
  5. Martin 888

    Camino Frances distance

    I say 816 kms…..790 kms road sign in Roncesvalles + 26 kms from SJPP to get there.
  6. Martin 888

    Arrival in SJPP pick up credential and continue to Alberge Borda

    SJPP is such a wonderful town, I would spend the rest of your day there and stay overnight before heading off up the hill on your Camino. Take your time, soak up the atmosphere…..you won’t regret it !
  7. Martin 888

    COVID Ultreia!

    Nice one….Ultreia !
  8. Martin 888

    On the Camino: One Day at a Time, one Photo at a Time 6.0

    Here you go Sabine…..different way marker in Galicia this time….thumbnail size ! Enjoy !
  9. Martin 888

    On the Camino: One Day at a Time, one Photo at a Time 6.0

    Another Camino classic on the way into Casterojeriz….what a great town !
  10. Martin 888

    On the Camino: One Day at a Time, one Photo at a Time 6.0

    A bit of a Camino classic…..what I would give to be back here this morning !!
  11. Martin 888

    On the Camino: One Day at a Time, one Photo at a Time 6.0

    In pouring rain and cold I came up behind this older French couple walking arm in arm with their parapluie’s put to good use…..a charming and heart warming scene ! [Edited to leave thumbnail photo only]
  12. Martin 888

    Ride share Share a taxi from Biarritz to SJPDP 26th July 2021

    In my dreams ! Lucky you !! Buen Camino !
  13. Martin 888

    Toe Needs your help

    Hikers Wool from New Zealand……look it up…..end of…..
  14. Martin 888

    What's Your Go-To CF Shoe?

    I agree and can see that happening. The shoes I’m referring to are light, low and feel like you’re wearing slippers !
  15. Martin 888

    What's Your Go-To CF Shoe?

    Hanwag, Makra low GTX…..awesome ! Lightweight, waterproof, wide fitting, Vibram approach sole…..best all round Camino footwear for every challenge along the way !
  16. Martin 888

    Vasque boots

    Hanwag.....you will not regret it !
  17. Martin 888

    Offer one Camino suggestion.....

    Investigate ‘Hikers Wool’.....end of....
  18. Martin 888

    Checked the “toe issues” threads... this one is not addressed (so far)

    Try Hikers Wool from New Zealand.....wrap some round your toes. It’ll sort it out....amazing stuff. Also completely prevents blisters ! Check out their website, they have a short film about how to use it.
  19. Martin 888

    Hospital de Órbigo - Sunday 19 May 2019

    I think it‘s their annual medieval jousting weekend. I walked through and stayed overnight there in May ‘19, the night before it was all about to kick off.
  20. Martin 888

    Canadian Company of Pilgrims Fundraiser

    Casa Susi in Trabadelo needs additional support to mend their leaking roof or they will struggle to reopen apparently.
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