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  1. Scott Sweeney

    November hike

    We walked the Madrid in late October, mid November of 2019 and it soured are desire to walk that late in the year. Places to stay were scarce and markets even worse. Now we've not walked the CF pre COVID but.... Best of luck and Buen Camino.
  2. Scott Sweeney


    Whether we are going or coming home the bag stays with us in the overhead.
  3. Scott Sweeney

    Ibuprofen in Spain

    In 2013 I had knee issues and was taking those (600mg) for relief....didn't work. When I got back to the states I went to my cardiologist for a routine check up and was told I was anemic, doctor was convinced I had colon cancer. After tests it was determined I had "Varicose veins" in my colon...
  4. Scott Sweeney

    Recommendations for rest days

    Your body is the best person to ask. When your body said I need a rest take a rest and make the most out of it.
  5. Scott Sweeney

    Trip insurance for the Camino

    If you are of a retired age on the US, medicare will cover 80% of health care if needed. Never was concerned, perhaps I should have been. With that said I haven't a clue to a good provider.
  6. Scott Sweeney

    Recommendations for “can’t miss” eating establishments?

    You won't have a problem finding amazing foods.
  7. Scott Sweeney

    Pilgrims mass

    I can't count the number of times I've been to Mass in Santiago, but I've always gone to Mass to worship not see part of a movie. Be thankful that your journey is complete and you are safe and healthy at the end.
  8. Scott Sweeney

    Drinking water sources

    Our habit's are you avoid fountains, bit to each their own. Don't want to get sick for a thousand miles from home.
  9. Scott Sweeney

    Just for Fun, Packing Light Tips

    Why would anyone take that many q-tips to begin with. Only take a fraction of them you probably saved more than you cut off.
  10. Scott Sweeney

    LIVE from the Camino Would you walk in these?

    Wouldn't want to be her ankle's. It is easy enough to turn an ankle. Best of luck.
  11. Scott Sweeney

    O Pedrouzo: looking for an albergue with piano

    Yes but the owner will not let you touch it. Ive asked.
  12. Scott Sweeney

    Hiking at Night?

    Do you know how annoying it is when people wake up that early and everybody still sleeping? Frankly it's inconsiderate and you gain nothing.
  13. Scott Sweeney


    That terrible misconception but best of luck.
  14. Scott Sweeney

    LIVE from the Camino Live from the Camino Frances

    I know whatcha mean and I knew what your post was trying to say.
  15. Scott Sweeney

    LIVE from the Camino Live from the Camino Frances

    You hurt cats? :) Sorry I couldn't help myself. Thank you for all the updates. Enjoy!
  16. Scott Sweeney

    A Broken-Foot/Transportation Problem

    I hope you make the right decision, I hope she makes the right decision.
  17. Scott Sweeney

    Bed race on the Madrid?

    That is why we stopped doing the CF three years ago and started walking the other routes.
  18. Scott Sweeney

    Summer and 2 Pairs of Socks

    My other half uses Vaseline, I wear a good fitting shoe and lace my boot appropriately. I tried the liner sock once and after a couple hours of walking they came off. Feet sweat, socks absorb the moisture and you got blisters. Best thing is learn how lace and knot your boots.