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A Pilgrim Offering

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés from SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués from Porto to Sdc - Spring 2019
Francés again ASAP
Hello all

Back in the autumn of 2018, in those happy days when we were all still allowed outside, I walked the Camino Francés and wrote a blog about it every day, for five extraordinary and memorable weeks.

Some of you might remember my posts here from that time.

Given all the extra time that's suddenly become available, I've now converted that blog into an actual book with lots of lovely photos, published initially as an e-book on Amazon's Kindle site. An edited version is also available as a paperback.

As a Pilgrim offering, as a thank you to the forum members for all your kindness, advice and support when I was first considering the Camino, I'm making the e-book available FOR FREE for the next five days.

Go Your Own Way - link to free download

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it - that was as close as I'll get to walking it for a while!

John

PS - I've been in touch with the moderators here and have pledged a portion of any future royalties to the various albergues that Ivar is beginning to list on the support platform here.

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kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012
CP 2015
St Olavs Norway 2016
88T Japan 2017
PWC/VF 2019
Israel 2020 X
Wales CP 21?
KK?
VdlP?
Hello all
Given all the extra time that's suddenly become available, I've now converted that blog into an actual book with lots of lovely photos, published initially as an e-book on Amazon's Kindle site. An edited version is also available as a paperback.

As a Pilgrim offering, as a thank you to the forum members for all your kindness, advice and support when I was first considering the Camino, I'm making the e-book available FOR FREE for the next five days.

Go Your Own Way - link to free download

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it - that was as close as I'll get to walking it for a while!
John
Thank you John...a kind & generous gesture. I look forward to diving in! 😊

Just a note for Aussie forum members wishing to take up this offer;
We can't access the book through the link provided by John. We need to go through Amazon's Australian site. Simply enter the title (which brings up multiple options) or John Lloyd as author..& voila!..it is available for immediate download.

Wishing you every success with it @JohnLloyd!
👣 🌏
 

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés from SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués from Porto to Sdc - Spring 2019
Francés again ASAP
Thank you John...a kind & generous gesture. I look forward to diving in! 😊

Just a note for Aussie forum members wishing to take up this offer;
We can't access the book through the link provided by John. We need to go through Amazon's Australian site. Simply enter the title (which brings up multiple options) or John Lloyd as author..& voila!..it is available for immediate download.

Wishing you every success with it @JohnLloyd!
👣 🌏
Ah, I've had a similar message from Poland!

Thanks for providing the solution!
 

Mary Doll

Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sarria to Santiago (2018)
Camino Francés SJPDP to Finisterre planned for June 2020
Hello all

Back in the autumn of 2018, in those happy days when we were all still allowed outside, I walked the Camino Francés and wrote a blog about it every day, for five extraordinary and memorable weeks.

Some of you might remember my posts here from that time.

Given all the extra time that's suddenly become available, I've now converted that blog into an actual book with lots of lovely photos, published initially as an e-book on Amazon's Kindle site. An edited version is also available as a paperback.

As a Pilgrim offering, as a thank you to the forum members for all your kindness, advice and support when I was first considering the Camino, I'm making the e-book available FOR FREE for the next five days.

Go Your Own Way - link to free download

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it - that was as close as I'll get to walking it for a while!

John

PS - I've been in touch with the moderators here and have pledged a portion of any future royalties to the various albergues that Ivar is beginning to list on the support platform here.

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Thanks John
Looking forward to reading this.
Marie
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
@JohnLloyd Thank you very much for your kind offer. Do you have a PDF version for download (I don't use Kindle).

All the best,

Alex
 

evanscl

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Oct 2016
Hello all

Back in the autumn of 2018, in those happy days when we were all still allowed outside, I walked the Camino Francés and wrote a blog about it every day, for five extraordinary and memorable weeks.

Some of you might remember my posts here from that time.

Given all the extra time that's suddenly become available, I've now converted that blog into an actual book with lots of lovely photos, published initially as an e-book on Amazon's Kindle site. An edited version is also available as a paperback.

As a Pilgrim offering, as a thank you to the forum members for all your kindness, advice and support when I was first considering the Camino, I'm making the e-book available FOR FREE for the next five days.

Go Your Own Way - link to free download

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it - that was as close as I'll get to walking it for a while!

John

PS - I've been in touch with the moderators here and have pledged a portion of any future royalties to the various albergues that Ivar is beginning to list on the support platform here.

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Thankyou John, it is on my kindle and i look forward to re visiting our own time there. It was hearing Martin Sheen being interviewed on radio 4 Woman’s hour about his life that stuck in my mind, where he talked about his own spanish heritage and making the film, and after some years of it sitting there in my mind i found the dvd of The Way and eventually found myself walking it too😁, so I am grateful to him for the inspiration. I made sure to stay at the house in Akaretta where they eat together in the garden and it was a special moment for us to be there, ridiculous though that may sound, like a groupie, but at that time the idea behind the film really meant something to me (and still does) and besides it was a great place to stay and a very welcoming host.
 

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés from SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués from Porto to Sdc - Spring 2019
Francés again ASAP
@JohnLloyd Thank you very much for your kind offer. Do you have a PDF version for download (I don't use Kindle).

All the best,

Alex
Hi Alex - neither did I before this. It will also display on a tablet or a phone.
If that’s no good, let me know and we can try to upload a pdf somewhere like Dropbox.
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Hi Alex - neither did I before this. It will also display on a tablet or a phone.
If that’s no good, let me know and we can try to upload a pdf somewhere like Dropbox.
It is possible to upload a PDF on the Resources section here on the forum, and then a blank version after 5 days, if you want to. I would really like to read your story of your Camino :) :cool:
 

Blintintin

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2018)
Thank you very much John..very generous of you ...both for this offer and for your donation of proceeds to the Camino. Look forward to reading it.
 

CWBuff

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
in Planning stage: Frances (SJPdP --> SdC) & Finisterre "2021" ... (GOD WILLING!)
It is possible to upload a PDF on the Resources section here on the forum, and then a blank version after 5 days, if you want to. I would really like to read your story of your Camino :) :cool:
@JohnLloyd
I am sort of the same situation
Not sure if I can download the file so PDF would work for me as well if possible
thanks
 

wayfarer

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-Santiago-Finistera-Muxia. April/May 2012
Sarria-Santiago Sept. 2013
SJPP - Almost Orrison April 2014
Hi Alex - neither did I before this. It will also display on a tablet or a phone.
If that’s no good, let me know and we can try to upload a pdf somewhere like Dropbox.
You can upload a pdf to the resource section and then delete it when the free week is up.
 

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés from SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués from Porto to Sdc - Spring 2019
Francés again ASAP
I've got a bit of a technical problem with that.

I've also produced an edited version of the manuscript for a paperback version, but I forgot to rename the file to keep it separate from the e-book version.

My laptop won't open any of the Kindle Create PDFs because they are too big - over 150MB in each case.

So, all that means that I don't know which version of the file I should upload here.

Oops.
 

evanscl

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Oct 2016
Ooh, where is that house, the one where Martin first meets Sarah?
Yes i think so, he is walking by and they see him, tho i think he actually walks by going in the wrong direction in the film because going in the right direction you wouldnt see where they had set out the table in the garden.. The camino goes right by the house so you would have passed it.
 

Becky 59

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (May 2018)
Camino Ingles (Aug 2019)
Ooh, where is that house, the one where Martin first meets Sarah?
It is Hotel Akerreta, between Zubiri and Pamplona. It has of course become very popular, and were charging something like 60-90 euros for a room 2 years ago when I checked.
 

Margaret Butterworth

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013 (Pamplona to Burgos)
2014 (Burgos to Villafranca del Bierzo)
2015 (Villafranca to Santiago)
2016 (Le Puy to Conques; SJPP To Pamplona)
It's a very nice village, with several historic houses. The hotel is great value - expensive, yes - but worth it! Only problem was the late serving of breakfast, when most pilgrims just wanted to get going.
 

SafariGirl

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés, Vía de la Plata, Primitivo, Norte, Lebaniego & Vadiniense,
Aragonés
Thank you John. I look forward to reading it. Best wishes to you 🙏😊
 

Bert45

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2003) Francés, (2014) Francés, (2016) Portugués , (2016) Aragonés, (2018) del Norte to Primitivo,
Yes i think so, he is walking by and they see him, tho i think he actually walks by going in the wrong direction in the film because going in the right direction you wouldnt see where they had set out the table in the garden.. The camino goes right by the house so you would have passed it.
If you see the large building behind Tom as he is about the enter the garden of the Hotel Akerreta,
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you can find it on Streeetview, shown at the right of the frame from the film. The position of the camera on Streetview is near the front entrance to the hotel, seen on the left of the screenshot.
The next screenshot from Streetview is from the same spot as the one above:
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I don't think you can tell, from the film, if he was walking in the right direction or not. He was following a sign for the albergue, and would have heard the sounds of conversation from the path. What does not fit the film with reality is that Jost and Tom were walking along a path with a strip of grass down the middle. The path from Larrasoaña to Akerreta does not have grass down the middle anywhere. When we see the sign for the albergue, pointing to the right, while the sign for the camino points to the left, cannot be seen from the path from Larrasoaña, if it exists at all. The view of Akerreta from that point is not a view that can be seen from the path from Larrasoaña. Unfortunately Sv did not go on the camino from Akerreta to Zuriain and on to Pamplona, but the view from the NA-2338 looks more like the view that Tom has. So it looks as though he is walking from the direction of Zuriain to Akerreta.
 

David61

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2019
Frances (2020)
Fleetwood Macs lawyers may have something to say about your title. Mick Fleetwood is very tall and very litigious.
 

Margaret Butterworth

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013 (Pamplona to Burgos)
2014 (Burgos to Villafranca del Bierzo)
2015 (Villafranca to Santiago)
2016 (Le Puy to Conques; SJPP To Pamplona)
Please reveal details of the solar powered muffin oven!
 

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés from SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués from Porto to Sdc - Spring 2019
Francés again ASAP
Fleetwood Macs lawyers may have something to say about your title. Mick Fleetwood is very tall and very litigious.
As there are more than a few other books with that title already in print, I think I’m safe .
 

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés from SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués from Porto to Sdc - Spring 2019
Francés again ASAP
Please reveal details of the solar powered muffin oven!
Hello! Here is a link to the GoSun website, where the portable oven is listed.


The blueberry muffins produced by Matt with this little device were divine.
 

bbates225

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
June/July (2017) Camino Frances (couldn't finish)
June/July (2020) Camino Frances (not - Covid 19)
Hello all

Back in the autumn of 2018, in those happy days when we were all still allowed outside, I walked the Camino Francés and wrote a blog about it every day, for five extraordinary and memorable weeks.

Some of you might remember my posts here from that time.

Given all the extra time that's suddenly become available, I've now converted that blog into an actual book with lots of lovely photos, published initially as an e-book on Amazon's Kindle site. An edited version is also available as a paperback.

As a Pilgrim offering, as a thank you to the forum members for all your kindness, advice and support when I was first considering the Camino, I'm making the e-book available FOR FREE for the next five days.

Go Your Own Way - link to free download

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it - that was as close as I'll get to walking it for a while!

John

PS - I've been in touch with the moderators here and have pledged a portion of any future royalties to the various albergues that Ivar is beginning to list on the support platform here.

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Thanks much for the offer. I tried but was told the offer is for UK only. I'm in the US and wouldn't let me download.
 

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés from SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués from Porto to Sdc - Spring 2019
Francés again ASAP
Yes, I’ve heard that a couple of times now from friends in Australia, Poland and the US.
Apparently, if you search for me and/or the book title in your version of Amazon, you can get it that way.
 

Margaret Butterworth

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013 (Pamplona to Burgos)
2014 (Burgos to Villafranca del Bierzo)
2015 (Villafranca to Santiago)
2016 (Le Puy to Conques; SJPP To Pamplona)
AUD 187 for the solar charged device? I don’t think so!!
 

Margaret Butterworth

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013 (Pamplona to Burgos)
2014 (Burgos to Villafranca del Bierzo)
2015 (Villafranca to Santiago)
2016 (Le Puy to Conques; SJPP To Pamplona)
Maybe this is a device more suited to wild camping.
 

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés from SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués from Porto to Sdc - Spring 2019
Francés again ASAP
This is the last day of the free download of the book, so don't leave it too late!


So far, more than 200 of you have taken up that offer.

If you enjoyed reading it, I'd love to hear your thoughts - a review on Amazon would be much appreciated and will help others discover it too.

I have already made three contributions to the albergues on Ivar's list - royalties from the book will help me make more in the future too.

Thanks again!
 

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés from SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués from Porto to Sdc - Spring 2019
Francés again ASAP
Hello all

Thanks to everyone who took the time to download the book a couple of months ago.

If you enjoyed reading it, a review on Amazon would be much appreciated and will help others discover it too.

Thanks!
 

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