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  1. S

    Cruz de Ferro - Be Inspired

    I start my third Camino two months from today and was doing some research this morning. I came across a short story (the link is found below). As I opened this webpage, the picture at the top of the story took me aback. I saw a young man that I met in advance of Rabanal del Camino back in...
  2. L

    Using Alinker on Camino Frances

    Has anyone got any experience using an Alinker to help them walk?
  3. NigelKing

    I have a walking disability, which Camino is best this December?

    Hi I’m 67, got severe ankle arthritis in one ankle and a fused ankle on the other. It is painful to walk any distance, but a Camino would be so important for me spiritually. I’ve been preparing spiritually for years for a pilgrimige and I’m current on a two month solo trip through Spain with...
  4. dutchwalkagain

    Neuropathy tips

    planning my 5th ( 20 days only ) Camino . My partner will join me for the first time . He is planning to walk limited miles daily and forward by bus or taxi as needed . He has neuropathy and both feet are numb . Any tips about Camino and Neuropathy are welcome . Thanks
  5. dutchwalkagain

    Taxi from alto de perdon to Puente la Reina

    Hi , I’m planning my 5th Camino for 2022 ( Yay) Last camino was in 2018 . Now my partner will join me . It will be a limited ,somewhat chopped up Camino . 20 days . My partner has health issues and won’t be able to walk more then 5 to 10 miles a day . So he will forward each day by taxi or bus...
  6. CaliHiker

    Easy/safe road routes first 7 days?

    I’m preparing to do the first 7 stages of Camino Frances with friends hiking. One of our group has a disability and will be unable to walk, but we’d really like for her to be able to join us. We’ve discussed having some of us bike and others walk. If we were going to have her bike the camino to...
  7. Lhollo

    Extra pillows logic problem

    Hello fellow pilgrims! As you may have seen in my planning post about Belorado to Sarria, I’ve been merrily working away, booking rooms for that section. Everything is unravelling now that some of the places I’ve reserved have said they have no extra pillows. I’m having a bit of a wobble over...
  8. turkeyneck

    Still going and still rocking!

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going and adapt. Multiple sclerosis decided to impact my life to the point of limiting my walking ability. Even with the help of braces and trekking poles, I am not able to walk everyday and for extended periods of time. However, I started training on a...
  9. PilgrimPillar

    Paraplegic and walking with crutches.....

    In May/June 2016 I walked upon a 25-30 year old guy walking Frances with a handicap. From memory he took around 10 steps supported by two crutches before pausing for a second. I was blown away by his willpower and stamina. From what I remember he successfully arrived Santiago and there was a...
  10. turkeyneck

    Not March But Maybe October 2021

    As with all things nowadays, I will postpone my walk until October 2021. It is my sincere hope that all of us begin to recover and soon be together. I will keep training and working to ensure that I can complete a route before my multiple sclerosis renders me immobile. As with most people with...
  11. Paintboy2

    Spine Fusion Adventure

    Have any of you Camino veterans walked after a back fusion? I'm 4 weeks pre-op for a major back fusion operation and I'm wondering how it will impact my next Camino (#5). For those of you in the know it's an L2 - S1 I interbody fusion. I'm not new to surgery having had two total knee...
  12. L

    Doing the Portugues with a disability?

    Hi y'all. Like many people, I'm thinking of doing the Camino next year - september/october, pretty much. After long consideration, I've settled on the Portugues because of the coastal bits - I like the sea. :p Plus the bit with the boat in the Espirituel. Sounds fun. However, I have an extra...
  13. L

    To Those of you with New Hips

    I'm six weeks into healing from receiving a new hip. Doing good but still exhausted after short (2 blocks) walks. My doctor says I'll be able to do the Camino next year providing there's a vaccine and Europe is willing to let anyone from the USA in. My question is to those of you with a new...
  14. woody66

    Maps.me Voice

    Hi! Hope this is OK to post here. Just spent a day and a half trying to get tracking on the Portuguese Coastal for Maps me once done found it does not support voice for walking (only for bikes,cars!) As i am visually impaired i need pretty much accurate voice information regarding what to...
  15. turkeyneck

    With hope and gratitude for March 2021

    Greetings! What a roller coaster of a year so far?! With patience and concerted effort, I hope that all of us make it through the fall and winter then into a blessed spring. With much disappointment, like many pilgrims, I could not start in St Jean last March. To top off the whole pandemic...
  16. simply B

    Pacerpoles for people with diminished core/upper-body strength?

    Long story short... A close friend has been diagnosed with ALS. He has been walking with conventional trekking poles for a few months now but now he has been developing blisters on the hands from the increased chore of weight-bearing. His "next stop" on walking posture support has been told to...
  17. T

    Easiest 100km (for someone with health problems limiting high-intensity exercise)

    Hi, my wife, a devout Catholic, has expressed an interested in Camino a couple of times in the past. Considering that the next year is of special religious importance I'm looking into organizing it. However she has some health problems. Nothing serious, but can't do a lot of strenuous...
  18. woody66

    Severely Visually Impaired Walking Portuguese Coastal Sept 2021

    Hi! I hope to walk the coastal route next year as a solo traveller;i have travelled solo before in Europe several times. When exploring these destinations i had options as to which direction to go ;based on local knowledge. Whereas the camino has one destination Santiago. My question relates...
  19. jsalt

    Walking With Facet Joint Osteoarthritis

    This is a long shot, but thought I’d ask anyway. Is there anyone on this forum who also suffers this condition? I can move this thread to personal messaging if preferred. I’m not looking for medical information, just a support group. Thank you for any replies. Jill
  20. malingerer

    Walking with Meniere's Disease

    Any one out there with personal experience and tips/tricks for walking with Meniere's Disease? Mine is getting worse! I fall inside as well as out of my flat I use my Pacer Poles most of the the time and shop using my hip-belt hiking trolley. This certainly ensures me social distance :) I...
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