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It´s been horrible. Torrential from Vierge d´Orisson, horrible weather through from Larrasoana to Cizur, horrible amounts of mud before Altoo del Perdon... Oh, and because my feet got wet I´m now the proud owner of a blister the size of Manhattan!

Buen Camino! :lol:
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hang on in there


Does not sound much different from April!

I remember that mud so well, wading, slipping in a quagmire. It dampens the spirits somewhat! I really don't think I could do that again.

Hopefully it will get better. If it is any consolation we have had constant rain in Kent for 2 days!

Still you are a Camino veteran you will survive!

cheers, have a San Miguel for me or glass of Navarran wine for me,

buen camino

brendan nolan

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hola from estella

Hi Minkey,
Having been cold and wet along the pilgrimage my heart goes out to you. Veteran or not, the conditions are not nice, I just hope things improve for you and your fellow pilgrims.

Buen Camino,


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Good luck Minkey. I hope the weather gets better real soon for you and all others on the Camino.

The climb and the descent at Alto del Perdon must have been a nightmare. Keep the spirit up ...and your feet warm.
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HOla from Puente LA Reina

I did that Alto del Perdon climb today and am now in Puente La Reina. The mud would suck the shoe off my foot. I have 2 little blisters, not bad. Many angels on this road, wonderful people. I think tomorrow I will walk a little less, so that I can get some muscles used to doing this. Loving it
Hi Minkey! Your description of the Camino sounds like my trip last May! I'm sorry you're having such rough weather. :(

Lilli, if you want to go only a short distance tomorrow, Lorca has two wonderful albergues. You can't miss them!

Kelly--2 weeks til I'm back on the Camino!!


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Happy Healing for your blister, Minkey!

My heart goes out to you. I know of what you speak. Enough said

Better days ahead (Sun, warmth, no rain!)


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Good news - Last night and this afternoon were really nice and sunny.

Bad news - I walked through two thunderstorms today! Within the space of about 1 hour!!!

Hopefully my walk from Logrono to Najera will be a little kinder!! Ah well... All character building stuff, eh?!

Thanks for your messages, all x

brendan nolan

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Hi to all you pilgrims on the road these past days,
I'm feeling for you all. I've walked through some horrendous weather but not, I think, the mud that you and the Spring pilgrims encountered. Wet is one thing, additional kilos on your feet dragging you down is something else. I hope and pray you are encountering warm, sympathetic and welcoming hospitaleros.
To you all,
Bon Route, Bon courage, Buen Camino,


Javier Martin

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Jaja, Hi, Minkey, I passed the thunderstorms you talk about on saturday walking the Alto del Perdon up!! Incredibly nice but with a lot of water.

Yesterday a finished in Estella

Have a buen Camino

Javier Martin
Madrid, Spain.

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