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mspath

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Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Wherever we may be in today's chaotic world
The Joy of Steps a 18/01/21 Guardian article by Amy Fleming provides several links for ways to give a simple daily walk new purpose .

Since in France we are now under a nightly 12 hour couvrefeu/curfew from 6pm to 6am I'll try Fleming's suggestion Don't just count steps for my daily pre sunset stroll to get the mail.

Ultreia!

 
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efdoucette

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Year of past OR future Camino
2011 Camino Frances
Since 2011 - too many to list
Wherever we may be in today's chaotic world
The Joy of Steps a 18/01/21 Guardian article by Amy Fleming provides several links for ways to give a simple daily walk new purpose .

Since in France we are now under a nightly 12 hour couvrefeu/curfew from 6pm to 6am I'll try Fleming's suggestion Don't just count steps for my daily pre sunset stroll to get the mail.

Ultreia!

I'm going to try walking my trail in reverse today. When I was on Camino and stopped to take a picture I tried to remember to turn around and look where I came from, normally just as spectacular.
 

trecile

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Year of past OR future Camino
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
When I walk the same route day after day I listen to podcasts. I like listening to history, science, and Spanish learning podcasts.
I highly recommend Language Transfer for Spanish. Although I have taken Spanish classes for a number of years I have learned so much about the language from these lessons.
 

woody66

This is my boy Yankee!
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
Hi Trecile !
Had a look at Transfer Language on my desktop;listened to the first four episodes and downloaded the app!
I like the way it works.
I know that i will stick with it because i am already playing around with the Spanish i already had and adding in more by using the simple methods put forward in those first four podcasts. As there are 90, i think i will be able to glean enough to cope in many situations i find myself in in Spain.
As the guy said in some examples the word fit is not perfect but good enough to be understood by the Spanish person;who will probably correct you from which you will learn!!!

Knowing me i will make mistakes in pronunciation;but to me its a hassle free vocabulary expanding exercise!
Thanks for the heads up.
Woody
 

mspath

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Year of past OR future Camino
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
I'm going to try walking my trail in reverse today. When I was on Camino and stopped to take a picture I tried to remember to turn around and look where I came from, normally just as spectacular.
Indeed.
Looking back with relief is always fun!
Here I am at the Mirador de Mostelares AFTER leaving Castrojeriz behind 18/02/2009. Ouf!
 

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MaineSally

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Year of past OR future Camino
Cam Frances SJPDP to Santiago ('17): Finisterre ('17); Muxia ('17): Camino Portuguese ('19)
I believe, a little further up, there was a woman stationed at the top of the climb with granola bars, fruit and
coffee. The sight looking back to Castrojeriz was every bit as lovely as the snack stand at the top! I should have donned a bumper sticker to my backpack (or my bumper) that said...I stop for cafes and any reason to sample a snack or beverage!
 

trecile

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Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Hi Trecile !
Had a look at Transfer Language on my desktop;listened to the first four episodes and downloaded the app!
I like the way it works.
I know that i will stick with it because i am already playing around with the Spanish i already had and adding in more by using the simple methods put forward in those first four podcasts. As there are 90, i think i will be able to glean enough to cope in many situations i find myself in in Spain.
As the guy said in some examples the word fit is not perfect but good enough to be understood by the Spanish person;who will probably correct you from which you will learn!!!

Knowing me i will make mistakes in pronunciation;but to me its a hassle free vocabulary expanding exercise!
Thanks for the heads up.
Woody
I'm glad that you are enjoying Language Transfer. It doesn't teach a whole lot of vocabulary, but it teaches you how to use the language, which I think is more important. You can then continue to build your vocabulary with other methods. I also find the instructor to be very calm and reassuring. In fact if I'm stressed listening to him makes me calmer.
 
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Francés, Oct 2020
Wherever we may be in today's chaotic world
The Joy of Steps a 18/01/21 Guardian article by Amy Fleming provides several links for ways to give a simple daily walk new purpose .

Since in France we are now under a nightly 12 hour couvrefeu/curfew from 6pm to 6am I'll try Fleming's suggestion Don't just count steps for my daily pre sunset stroll to get the mail.

Ultreia!

I'm in France too, but can go for a walk at midnight as I'm exercising dogs and that's allowed (not that I meet anyone as I live in an isolated position. Have to be careful not to tire them out and only do one long (14 - 15km) a week, another about 8 and the others in between 2 and 5, so they certainly keep me walking.
 

Icacos

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Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2013)
Hi Trecile,
I’ve also had a look at Language Transfer and have downloaded the app; I was just listening to it as I worked in the garden. I particularly like that one track automatically runs into the next, and the next ... and so on. It will be most helpful listening to these podcasts while I’m out walking, and they will be a great complement to the audio/video Spanish lessons I paid for years and years ago which, although very worthwhile, pretty much keep me tethered close to home.

@mspath, I see in The Joy of Steps, author Amy Fleming mentions paying more attention to birds. I have just finished reading The Big Year, by Mark Obmascik (did I hear about this book on the forum?) and will forever have a better appreciation for birds ... and birders. 😊
 
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SJPDP LosArcos 09\14 Tricastella SDDC 0515 Porto SDDC 1015 LosArcos Burgos 1016 Burgos Leon 0917
Wherever we may be in today's chaotic world
The Joy of Steps a 18/01/21 Guardian article by Amy Fleming provides several links for ways to give a simple daily walk new purpose .

Since in France we are now under a nightly 12 hour couvrefeu/curfew from 6pm to 6am I'll try Fleming's suggestion Don't just count steps for my daily pre sunset stroll to get the mail.

Ultreia!

6pm to 6am.... ouch thats pretty hard core, made me feel appriciative of what restricted freedoms I have. IMHO gratitude is so important.... saw an abondoned broken zimmerframe the last couple of nights by the side of the road.... we are so lucky and take for granted to be able to walk. I will try and walk with gratitude tomorrow
 

Albertagirl

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Year of past OR future Camino
Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
Just walking has suddenly become more meaningful for me, as I have gone today from the constant effort to struggle back from knee surgery to conscious physical preparation for my next camino walk. It may be eight months away, several of those months too slippery to risk much walking. But it is coming, as I see my recovery and the slowly turning world moving towards a trip to Spain in September and the long walk from Valencia to Santiago on the Levante, prepared for by all the walking I can manage between now and then. Fortunately, I live in a pleasant area in the Calgary river valley and I like to walk. I can move forward at last.
 

mvanert

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2018
I walk 4-5 times a week, always a variation of previous walks, never the exact same one as the previous day. I take photos when walking looking for new ways of seeing my neighborhood as the same house, tree, or garden change with every season so they really never are the same, there is something new to see with the seasonal changes.

Walking as often as I do I get to really know my neighborhood and the people here so it's all good.
 
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