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ward4e

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
APR 2012... Future APR 2014?
#1
So a long long time a go a young naive boy who had never left his country or had even heard of a "stage map" walked the Camino Frances! He met wonder full people! Stamped sellos on his calves and compestella while walking across Spain. He routinely ate his fill of ham cheese bocadillos and existed on a lot of 1 euro 1l box wine. You know the kind with no vintage and puts the little woody bits at the bottom of your glass.

In the end he reached the end and burned his boots in a bonfire at Fisterra as a symbol of knowing he had no more time to walk... On the night bus from Santiago to Madrid he was saddened that he could not stay longer, that the walk was in the end a touch short, and the wine maybe was a little too cheap. He vowed that he would be back someday soon to do it all again to do it all again.

Many years have passed in a sun burnt country and well, I'm back... Tickets have been purchased, new boots are bought and I will be in Seville in late April early May to do it all again!!!

I couldn't be happier...

Talks soon hey!
 

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HeidiL

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
C. Francés (2004-), C. Portugués, C. de Madrid, 1/2 V. Plata, 1/8 Levante, hospitalera Grado 2016.
#3
When was your first Camino? I see you joined up here in 2011...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Cycled Caminos Frances, Finisterre, Primitivo & del Norte (2017); other routes (2018)
#5
Happy to hear that you want to do it all again, but please don’t burn your boots this time - Fisterra does not want any more bonfires!
 

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gerardcarey

Veteran Member
#6
ZAT YOU COBBER?
I've still got the sleeping bag, which has now done 3 Caminos, plus your one of course.
Brissy pilgrims now meet once a month at Southbank on a Wednesday evening 6pm. We get 30-40 turn up.
https://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Camino-Pilgrims/events/245704800/
An associated group go for regular walks on a Sunday morning.
If you are still in the area, or just passing thru, I would love to once again meet the man who first got a pilgrim group organised here, and lit my Camino fire. I'd even buy you a beer, and for a tight b****** like me that's really saying something.
Regards
Gerard
 

Micah26

Active Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning my first Fall 2018
#7
Congratulations! May your upcoming journey fill you with as much happiness and content as the last!
Buen Camino
 

ward4e

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
APR 2012... Future APR 2014?
#8
When was your first Camino? I see you joined up here in 2011...
April 2012? I'd have to check my compostella. I've been off doing life stuff for a long while and now i'm coming back to this! It seems the community has grown significantly!
 

ward4e

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
APR 2012... Future APR 2014?
#9
ZAT YOU COBBER?
I've still got the sleeping bag, which has now done 3 Caminos, plus your one of course.
Brissy pilgrims now meet once a month at Southbank on a Wednesday evening 6pm. We get 30-40 turn up.
https://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Camino-Pilgrims/events/245704800/
An associated group go for regular walks on a Sunday morning.
If you are still in the area, or just passing thru, I would love to once again meet the man who first got a pilgrim group organised here, and lit my Camino fire. I'd even buy you a beer, and for a tight b****** like me that's really saying something.
Regards
Gerard

Yes mate its me! I live in Melbourne now in a colder but happier place for me. I cant have organised the first group surely? Well maybe it was? All I care about is it helped someone even if it inspired just one person to go then it was all worth it.

As for a beer its reciprocal if you're ever in Melbourne send me a message I will be popping in here more often on the lead up to my trip.
 

murraydv

Via de la Plata 2015
Camino(s) past & future
April 6th 2013
#10
So a long long time a go a young naive boy who had never left his country or had even heard of a "stage map" walked the Camino Frances! He met wonder full people! Stamped sellos on his calves and compestella while walking across Spain. He routinely ate his fill of ham cheese bocadillos and existed on a lot of 1 euro 1l box wine. You know the kind with no vintage and puts the little woody bits at the bottom of your glass.

In the end he reached the end and burned his boots in a bonfire at Fisterra as a symbol of knowing he had no more time to walk... On the night bus from Santiago to Madrid he was saddened that he could not stay longer, that the walk was in the end a touch short, and the wine maybe was a little too cheap. He vowed that he would be back someday soon to do it all again to do it all again.

Many years have passed in a sun burnt country and well, I'm back... Tickets have been purchased, new boots are bought and I will be in Seville in late April early May to do it all again!!!

I couldn't be happier...

Talks soon hey!
It is a fantastic Camino, you will love it. Very different to Camino Frances. Enjoy.
 
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