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    Changing horses in the middle of the Camino

    This brought back memories: After an exhausting climb up to Roncesvalles in my 2015 walk on the Fr. Camino, I left a beautiful $300 tent, a pair of gators, a heavy journal, extra clothes, and a few other items I can’t recall, which reduced my pack weight to about 30 lbs! For my much wiser walk...
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    Starting the quest

    Hello. I walked the Frances in 2015 at age 70 with my adult son. Then, my wife and I walked the Portuguese from Porto three years later. Loved both trips, though the experiences were quite different. We both vouch for the beauty, food, and lovely people along the Portuguese route and we’re...
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    Am I the only one who...

    I’m not sure I want to admit it, but I quit counting how many Camino books I’ve read at 50. Some better than others, a very few are works of art. None can replace or even capture the experience of actually doing it. Looking forward to our third Camino in the Spring of 2022!
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    How are you finding meaning in your life during COVID 19?

    An excellent post and question! I preface my response by saying my wife and I are retired, with pensions and social security, and live in a comfortable and safe home with access to beautiful wooded areas for walking, etc. right out our door. So...I am responding with full awareness that many...
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    Sounds of the Camino

    I will never forget the first time I heard a cuckoo of in the distance from the top of a hill outside of Puente La Reina on the Camino Frances. Before that the only cuckoo sounds I’d ever heard were from clocks or movies. I’m looking forward to hearing them in person once more when my wife and I...
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    The wild-west days of the camino

    Hello. I want to thank you for mentioning this book. I am about one hundred pages into it and am enjoying it immensely! Has anyone mentioned the part of the book that tells of the author’s encounter with Ramon? I can’t help but believe that this is the source of the infamous Ramon in Sheen’s...
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    Walked the French way in 2015 and the Portugués from Porto in 2019. Planning Portugués from...

    Walked the French way in 2015 and the Portugués from Porto in 2019. Planning Portugués from Lisboa in 2021, Covid19 permitting.
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    Waiting for the euphoria

    I walked the Camino Frances with my adult son in March/April, 2015. Although there were some deeply transformative experiences along the way, I never experienced a continuous euphoria on the walk. I had some beautiful days and some very hard days all the way to Santiago. After getting home I've...