I am not aware of that particular story but it does not surprise me. I first learned about the Caminos from my wife's mother. Barbara walked as part of an international group led by a man who had a religious experience at Lourdes which eventually led him to walk barefoot from Paris to Santiago in the early 1980s.I heard from someone that an archbishop from the Philippines walked barefoot from SJDPP to Santiago..
And the two of you need to decide beforehand whether you’ll be walking miles or kilometres; if you have to discuss this en route it will delay your progress. Oh, and whether you’ll be working in Celsius or Fahrenheit, lest one of you might be too hot and the other too cold.Get walking sticks in a very long length so you can help with stability when you are riding piggyback. Also, don't let Andy bring a back pack as it will be in your way.
Are you suggesting my friends are just a figment of my imagination? If so why would I invent one that has sock issues?The question is though: how do we know if you are real?
Definitely miles, there's less of them.. and the same goes for weight.. strictly kgs...And the two of you need to decide beforehand whether you’ll be walking miles or kilometres; if you have to discuss this en route it will delay your progress. Oh, and whether you’ll be working in Celsius or Fahrenheit, lest one of you might be too hot and the other too cold.
Funny, I thought I was addressing someone else, and you replied. We need Sherlock on this one...Are you suggesting my friends are just a figment of my imagination? If so why would I invent one that has sock issues?
I assure you all my imaginary friends are of sound mind and they all think I'm great.. apart from Steve.. he's just a miserable bugger.
What do you usually wear to walk longer distances? Test out the shoes you intend to wear and see what happens. Personally I'm with you, I walk mostly in Teva sandals and very rarely wear socks, and I don't get blisters.I'm walking my first Camino in September with Andy Wild and I hate wearing socks and I'm worried my feet will blister and Andy WILL be giving me a piggy back most days
Any advice please
Excellent, all around advice!What do you normally wear for fairly long walks? If you already walk the equivalent of your daily Camino stages in shoes or boots or sandals or even barefoot without socks and without problems why should the Camino be all that different? And if you have never walked that far before then it would be a good idea to try a few long days nearer home before September
Andy, have you now become a "chick magnet" after two caminos?It looks like I'm going to earn this Compostela.
I've been called many things... Chick magnet is definitely not one of them... As for signing up, sure, why not.. I'm planning VDLP with Randy next spring, I'm sure he'd be ok taking turns carrying youAndy, have you now become a "chick magnet" after two caminos?
And if you are giving free piggyback rides the whole way to Santiago, may I sign up for the next time you go again? Does it matter that I am an "older gal"!
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