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    Train line to StJPdP currently blocked

    I was in Bayonne a couple of days ago, and noticed that the train line to St Jean is currently blocked by landslip caused by heavy rainfall 'until further notice'. Substitute bus with revised times
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    Two new pilgrimage walks in Britain

    Pilgrims Way North Wales: across N Wales, Holywell-Bardsey, inaugural walk next month: Two Saints Way, connecting Lichfield and Chester:
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    The serpent of Belorado

    The indefatigable Denise Pericard-Mea has recently posted an article on a subject I don't think I've ever heard mention of before, tho apparently Don Elias was aware of it. This is a relic of St James in Belorado, namely a snake that he is supposed to have killed to help a pilgrim. Not publicly...
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    New links Tours-Littorale routes

    The Landes Amis have recently revamped their website, and this now includes 2 new links between the Tours route and the coast/Littorale, the historical one from Lesperon (roughly!), and another in the south from Dax. Useful for anyone wanting to come down from Tours and cross to the Costa/Norte
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    Xmas music

    not related to pilgrimage, but today is the European Broadcasting Union's Day of Christmas music. Music from 7 European countries, including Spain. Broadcast for example on BBC Radio 3 and I would imagine will be available on the iplayer for a...
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    Anyone got info on the Porto/Maia association?

    Sil has just pointed out to me that the website of the Associação dos Amigos do Caminho de Santiago do Norte de Portugal in Porto/Maio has disappeared. Does anyone have any contact/info for this group, and/or know if they still exist?
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    IGP topo maps now available

    The Portuguese mapping agency has recently set up a new public server which I can access for my maps. for the topo maps on their own for maps overlaid with Camino Portugues route These are the rasterised...
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    Vueling to introduce flights Edinburgh-Galicia?

    Vueling have added flights from Edinburgh to both Corunna and Vigo on their website though it looks like you can't actually book any dates at present. Perhaps this is planned for next year?
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    2 albergues planned for Bierzo section

    in Puente de Domingo Flórez and Priaranza del Bierzo. As usual, no date given! ... kid=526846
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    Rebekah's fame spreads ... 00316.html and the article's found its way onto Mundicamino today as well
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    New markings in Cuenca

    an interesting post on the making of the new markings for the urban area of Cuenca ... #msg-45292
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    13 hotels/hostales in Madrid offer 10% pilgrim discount a special promotion for this year, whether you are using the Camino de Madrid or simply passing through Madrid on the way to somewhere else. You make a reservation online, print out the coupon, and then present this at the hotel together with your pilgrim...
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    Bierzo section officially opened at weekend ... kid=511329 why we have to have such huge signboards, I have no idea.
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    Question on Cea-Dozon route

    Could someone who's been on this route recently tell me what the status with marking is? Most of the guides I've seen, e.g. Mundicamino ... stro%20Dozón&xne=12&quees=Trazado%20/%20Perfil , show a route via the monastery at Oseira, but the new Xacobeo site...
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    Possibility of albergue in Poulo

    In the rectoral, tho as it's only a discussion point at the moment, I wouldn't hold your breath ... 289599.htm The article also mentions that work has still not started on the albergue in Sigueiro, so the community is planning on again allowing pilgrims...
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    Route currently being marked in Monforte and Chantada ... 284855.htm
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    New leaflet for route in El Bierzo ... kid=504402 listing places of interest and facilities en route. Also claims the 35km route is now 'practically fully' waymarked
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    English guide being distributed at Fitur

    according to La Voz ... 241554.htm copies of a guide to this route in English are being distributed at Fitur, the tourism trade fair currently taking place in Madrid. I assume this is the English version of the document I referred to in a previous post...
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    P&O to withdraw Bilbao ferry

    from end September ... tember.htm
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    Fetching map tiles from map servers

    I've set up a little tutorial on how to fetch maps from Web Mapping Servers, with an example for the Spanish and Catalan servers