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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
#8
Moderators: What's the point of this? I don't get it.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#16
Has anyone seen the thread 'Not a serious thread' on the forum? What is the point of that, I see no point especially as I am about to embark on the Salvador and Primitive, and can we get more 'hits' and 'likes' on this thread than on the 'Not a Serious thread' before the moderators suss-out that this is not a serious thread?
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#17
Sorry, this is serious - what I meant was 'NOT a serious thread'
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I mean, this is so serious we should report it for being a misleading thread, and get more 'Replies' and 'Views' because this thread is far more serious, like the camino I'm starting in two weeks from León to Oviedo to Santiago, probably in exteme conditions and are there any recommendations for ice cream shops along those routes? Or any unusual varieties of Pizza to be discovered?
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#21
At least this thread has stayed on topic.. some threads leave the original thread and wander aimlessly.. like the time I got lost leaving Pamplona and got a blister.. has anyone else had a similar experience when wearing double layer socks?
I wore double red, some red socks and a red bandaner in Pamplona, on the Francés of course, two years ago, and had to run for my life because some mad bulls had escaped from the bull ring and decided to chase me. I was so scarred I ran all the way to Cizor Minor. The only other problem I've had when wearing double something, when I was experiencing extreme sweat on the Camino Inglés last year which I completed in record slow time of 22 days, in wellington boots which also chaffed badly, was when I wore double underpants... but if you want to know about that I can only suggest not trying it at home or maybe when we meet on a camino of extreme distance some time I'll tell you about it, man to man. Only a fellow man pilgrim would understand. If I told a woman pilgrim she would probably only laugh and say 'serves you right'. I most stop now, I'm trying to pack my rucksack ultra-light for the Salvador and Primitivo in two weeks. Best wishes and Buen Camino and Bon Camino, Keith
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#25
I have plans next week to hike around the world and when I come to this ocean or that, I will be riding in hot air balloons to cross, before walking again. I'd better start making some reservations quickly or I may get unexpectedly stranded...just try to trump MY plans! (Gotta love this thread! So many laughs while I have my morning coffee! :) :))
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
#26
Has anyone seen the thread 'Not a serious thread' on the forum? What is the point of that, I see no point especially as I am about to embark on the Salvador and Primitive, and can we get more 'hits' and 'likes' on this thread than on the 'Not a Serious thread' before the moderators suss-out that this is not a serious thread?

Not a serious Thread...since when? I stopped reading after abt 20 posts and it would require a lot of energy to catch up... I am too tired between training for my Oct Camino and dealing with “ crazytown” here in USA......o_O:eek: Buen Camino AndyWild or is it WildAndy??
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: St Jean Pied-de-Port to Santiago, on to Fisterra, Muxia and back to Santiago. (April-June 2016)
#27
At least this thread has stayed on topic.. some threads leave the original thread and wander aimlessly.. like the time I got lost leaving Pamplona and got a blister.. has anyone else had a similar experience when wearing double layer socks?

So what you’re saying (just to clarify for my wandery mind) is that the great thing about a pointless thread is that it’s easy for folks to stay on topic!
 

Paladina

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Cycled caminos francés, Finisterre, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles et al (2018)
#29
Isn’t jealousy among the immaterial baggage an enlightened pilgrim is advised to dump at the foot of Cruz de Ferro or incinerate at Finisterre?
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#30
Isn’t jealousy among the immaterial baggage an enlightened pilgrim is advised to dump at the foot of Cruz de Ferro or incinerate at Finisterre?
You're meant to leave stones at Cruz de Ferro? I thought you had to gather them so I filled my backpack.. so that's why I've been heavily burdened (both spirituality and physically) ever since.. although on the plus side I have a lovely rockery feature in my garden now.
 

Paladina

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Cycled caminos francés, Finisterre, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles et al (2018)
#31
You're meant to leave stones at Cruz de Ferro? I thought you had to gather them so I filled my backpack.. so that's why I've been heavily burdened (both spirituality and physically) ever since.. although on the plus side I have a lovely rockery feature in my garden now.
Sorry, I didn’t mean to dissuade you from making a penitential pilgrimage. How about wearing a hair shirt instead of a merino base layer, or is this off topic?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: St Jean Pied-de-Port to Santiago, on to Fisterra, Muxia and back to Santiago. (April-June 2016)
#32
Sorry, I didn’t mean to dissuade you from making a penitential pilgrimage. How about wearing a hair shirt instead of a merino base layer, or is this off topic?

As I said above. One never knows where the Camino will take them....or this thread. @andywild , it’s pleasant to think that my stone is in your rockery. It’s from the coast of Maine. As for hairy shirts....
 
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
#34
I've heard rumours that people post random questions just so that they can brag about their upcoming Camino.. surely this isn't true?
And in other news, I start mine next week!! Woohoo.
At the extreme risk or derision from a lot of forum members..."FAKE NEWS!";)

In a perfect world, the forum support system would present a pop-up box highlighting similar questions posed in the past, before you actually posted your question. Then you would have a second chance to proceed and post a possibly redundant question, or have a look at the same question, no doubt asked dozens of times previously. But, I do digress...as is usual for me...o_O

But, seriously, do enjoy your Camino.:)
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#35
Replicated questions aren't a huge issue in my mind.. they usually get re-answered (that's got to be a real word) or some kind soul offers a link.. the poster gets the info, the thread stops and retires to a darkened corner to live out it's days surrounded by posts regarding best footwear/backpack/poncho queries..
The rest of us continue on, posting our hugely important threads in an attempt to bring a modicum of knowledge or humour into the mix.. but I digress, surely we should be discussing how lucky I am to be doing two Caminos in one year! And most importantly should I take my waterproof trousers? I didn't use them on the CF on my last walk.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#36
On a more serious note, the vast majority of this forum is awesome in helping the newbies learn the basics needed for a first camino, while the more seasoned walkers get to dig deeper to glean additional info as they branch out to lesser walked routes. A win, win for all...
but I also have thoroughly enjoyed the lightheartedness of the "NOT a serious thread". Obviously there are several others besides me that enjoy being silly/goofy and that thread provides us an outlet to express that side of our personality with similar minded folks on this forum. It's a bland rainy day this morning. Do I want to clean my closet or procrastinate while I sit on my duff for awhile viewing this new, delightful thread that has tickled my funny bone this morning. Yes I do! Thanks @andywild! ...And now, I'd better get started on that closet. ;)
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
#37
So what you’re saying (just to clarify for my wandery mind) is that the great thing about a pointless thread is that it’s easy for folks to stay on topic!
No, it means that noone knows what the topic really is? Or was there a topic?
 
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tillyjones

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances June 2015
VDLP May 2017
del Norte Sept 2018
#41
Well I leave in two days. I ended up choosing a route based on its distance, but never got around to looking into any details about it....just going to follow arrows and hope for the best.

Though I am determined to ensure that my bag is 3% of my body weight and set a world record accordingly.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
#42
I am a great fan of Oscar Wilde. I thought this quote from the great one is apropos of this thread....

"The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everyone else."

And also there's this one ...

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#43
I am a great fan of Oscar Wilde. I thought this quote from the great one is apropos of this thread....

"The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everyone else."


And also there's this one ...

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
Judging by the surname and the level of wit we may well be related.... Or not.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Future (2018)
#47
That's how they draw you in.. and before you know it you have a freezer full of chicken nuggets.
That's reminded me. Should I defrost my freezer prior to my flying out to Biarritz on Sept 17 and beginning my non end dated Camino two days later? Also, will the 350 Euro a day that I budgeted be enough or should I bring loads more?
 
Camino(s) past & future
CP Coastal July, 5, 2016
CP Central July 25, 2015
CP Interior or Burgos to Santiago 9/18/18???????
#49
I still can't believe that I have eight kids, six still living at home and I'm going on a SOLO camino in two weeks! AND I have the most amazing husband. I should be jealous of myself!
I TOTALLY agree Kiwi-family! I also have an Amazing husband who just returned from his second camino in July w/our 20 yo daughter and now I leave in two weeks for my third. You have helped me realize how lucky I am to be able to go again, thank you very much! Which route are you taking?
 
Camino(s) past & future
May and October 2015
(2015 October)
June 2018 Portuguese
#50
On a more serious note, the vast majority of this forum is awesome in helping the newbies learn the basics needed for a first camino, while the more seasoned walkers get to dig deeper to glean additional info as they branch out to lesser walked routes. A win, win for all...
but I also have thoroughly enjoyed the lightheartedness of the "NOT a serious thread". Obviously there are several others besides me that enjoy being silly/goofy and that thread provides us an outlet to express that side of our personality with similar minded folks on this forum. It's a bland rainy day this morning. Do I want to clean my closet or procrastinate while I sit on my duff for awhile viewing this new, delightful thread that has tickled my funny bone this morning. Yes I do! Thanks @andywild! ...And now, I'd better get started on that closet. ;)

I need to report that here in Tacoma, WA, we had Tacoma Aroma! while the teevee weather report was telling us it was sunny. Well, that was sort of true, behind/around the smokeiness that comes with that Aroma. If that could be put into a spray can it could be a valuable pest deterrent on the Camino and the Caminho. Or produce a cloud in which to hide, though your coughing would give you away.
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
#51
That's reminded me. Should I defrost my freezer prior to my flying out to Biarritz on Sept 17 and beginning my non end dated Camino two days later? Also, will the 350 Euro a day that I budgeted be enough or should I bring loads more?

Ian, put water in a bowl that will not break in the freezer. Put water in half way. When it is frozen, but a quarter on top of the frozen wter. Then when you come home if the quarter is still on top of the water .....you know that the electricity was not out long enough to spoil any goods you have in it!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Future (2018)
#52
Ian, put water in a bowl that will not break in the freezer. Put water in half way. When it is frozen, but a quarter on top of the frozen wter. Then when you come home if the quarter is still on top of the water .....you know that the electricity was not out long enough to spoil any goods you have in it!
That’s very clever. I like that!
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Future (God-willing): Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo (2018)
#54
I TOTALLY agree Kiwi-family! I also have an Amazing husband who just returned from his second camino in July w/our 20 yo daughter and now I leave in two weeks for my third. You have helped me realize how lucky I am to be able to go again, thank you very much! Which route are you taking?
I’m doing the Madrid, then my husband is bringing the three youngest and we’ll do the San Salvador and Primitivo.
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
#56
@ian Well if your wife is there when you are gone.....no need to deal with freezer. We always put a bowl as previously described in the freezer with a coin, and leave whatever is in the freezer as is. The problem we have, is that if the electric goes out in a hurricane,for example, and, we are away, we would not know how long the electric was out and whether it was out long enough to spoil what was in the freezer. If the coin winds up on the bottom of the bowl when we return, then there is a likelihood that the food might be spoiled and we therefore throw out the contents of the freezer. To each his own!
 

J F Gregory

Portugal Coast - September 2019
Camino(s) past & future
March-April,2016 finished, September 2019 the Portugal Coastal Route
#58
I am looking forward for of the information I can get from Porto to Santiago de Compostella. I wish there more in-depth video on you tube. We are walking in the spring of 2019.
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#60
@ian Well if your wife is there when you are gone.....no need to deal with freezer. We always put a bowl as previously described in the freezer with a coin, and leave whatever is in the freezer as is. The problem we have, is that if the electric goes out in a hurricane,for example, and, we are away, we would not know how long the electric was out and whether it was out long enough to spoil what was in the freezer. If the coin winds up on the bottom of the bowl when we return, then there is a likelihood that the food might be spoiled and we therefore throw out the contents of the freezer. To each his own!
Woah woah woah.... This thread is in danger of becoming informative !! Hand on heart I never intended such usefulness when I first posted... But yes it is a great idea :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Future (2018)
#61
Woah woah woah.... This thread is in danger of becoming informative !! Hand on heart I never intended such usefulness when I first posted... But yes it is a great idea :)
Where’s your blog then? It helped one person. That’s a decent result. Truly. Plus I presume you enjoyed writing it
 

J F Gregory

Portugal Coast - September 2019
Camino(s) past & future
March-April,2016 finished, September 2019 the Portugal Coastal Route
#64
Who needs videos when there's people like me writing such informative blogs!! My blog about sjpdp to Santiago nearly helped at least one person!
Absolutely there are good blogs out there, but most are on the more traveled routes. The Frances, The Norte, etc. I like the guide books for technical stuff and not all videos are good actually are useful. I don't like people focusing on themselves but other pilgrims and the views of their walk. I do like more the professional type documentaries about historical stories and regions.
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#65
Hmmm... I think my blog might not be quite the thing you're looking for then.. it was the word "professional" that started me worrying.. my style is definitely more... How should I put this?... Unprofessional? Some may say haphazard.. others may even say ridiculous ... But that's just mean people..
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#66
@ian Well if your wife is there when you are gone.....no need to deal with freezer. We always put a bowl as previously described in the freezer with a coin, and leave whatever is in the freezer as is. The problem we have, is that if the electric goes out in a hurricane,for example, and, we are away, we would not know how long the electric was out and whether it was out long enough to spoil what was in the freezer. If the coin winds up on the bottom of the bowl when we return, then there is a likelihood that the food might be spoiled and we therefore throw out the contents of the freezer. To each his own!
Does it work if you put a coin on top of a frozen chicken, or curry left-overs? I've no room for a bowl of water in my freezer before I go on my mega camino in two weeks, a double camino, two-for-one, you might say - which is why my freezer is so full, all these two-for-one offers at iceland. PS sorry, I don't want to make people jealous of my full freezer before I go on Camino, just jealous of my two-for-one Camino route this month.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances October 2018
#68
Hmmm... I think my blog might not be quite the thing you're looking for then.. it was the word "professional" that started me worrying.. my style is definitely more... How should I put this?... Unprofessional? Some may say haphazard.. others may even say ridiculous ... But that's just mean people..
I loved your blog!
However, I don't have much time to read this thread, given that my husband and I are just weeks off starting our first CF. You know how it is, packing all the lightweight gear, checking and rechecking... ;)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#69
I loved your blog!
However, I don't have much time to read this thread, given that my husband and I are just weeks off starting our first CF. You know how it is, packing all the lightweight gear, checking and rechecking... ;)
Funny you should mention about packing your lightweight gear for the CF, as I'm just working on the same packing for my CSP this month - thing is, I'm working on getting my 22 Kg backpack down to a Bumbag to fix around my waist. Its a normal waist-bumbag, and I'm nearly there (not on my CSP - with the packing), but what do I do about my walking poles? They just don't fit in even though they are lightweight Allu-titanium telescopic poles that convert to emergency survival fishing rods or tent poles, or even long thin poles to roast the fish you may have caught with them, or sausages and crumpets, on open fires (not whilst on Camino, I hasten to add). They don't reduce enough to fit :confused: Should I cut two carefull, professional, unobtrusive holes/slots in the side of the bumbag to tuck them in. Does anyone have similar experience with this dilema? Thoughts and ideas and suggestions welcome, before I go on my CSP with my lightest pack ever. I don't want a certain well-known economy airline service banning me from the flight to my CSP, or even worse, having to stand in-line at check-in whilst they embarrass me with complaining and charging an exorbitant surcharge for the poles not being packed properly.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances October 2018
#72
Funny you should mention about packing your lightweight gear for the CF, as I'm just working on the same packing for my CSP this month - thing is, I'm working on getting my 22 Kg backpack down to a Bumbag to fix around my waist. Its a normal waist-bumbag, and I'm nearly there (not on my CSP - with the packing), but what do I do about my walking poles? They just don't fit in even though they are lightweight Allu-titanium telescopic poles that convert to emergency survival fishing rods or tent poles, or even long thin poles to roast the fish you may have caught with them, or sausages and crumpets, on open fires (not whilst on Camino, I hasten to add). They don't reduce enough to fit :confused: Should I cut two carefull, professional, unobtrusive holes/slots in the side of the bumbag to tuck them in. Does anyone have similar experience with this dilema? Thoughts and ideas and suggestions welcome, before I go on my CSP with my lightest pack ever. I don't want a certain well-known economy airline service banning me from the flight to my CSP, or even worse, having to stand in-line at check-in whilst they embarrass me with complaining and charging an exorbitant surcharge for the poles not being packed properly.
You'll have to get your Macgyver skills onto it, me thinks. You'll be well versed on this, given the caminos you've done and are about to embark on. I'm sure you'll tell us how you managed on your CSP when you return - you won't need any encouragement I'd say!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Future (2018)
#73
My blog is

firstcamino.wordpress.com

Apparently a few people were inspired too... I'm not sure what it inspired them to do but I still class it as a win
That blog is excellent. I’ve read through all the prep and had a good laugh. The laughter died in my throat as I read day 1 and 2. After the usual excessive chin stroking I’ve elected to go all the way to Roncy on day 1. Bookings made. On another tack, I can remember Amy Turtle turning on the Christmas lights at Sutton. 1973? Them were the days. Ah memories, leave me alone. I’m a yellow belly.
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Future (God-willing): Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo (2018)
#74
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This would have tempted even a saint to jealousy a few years ago - in fact it’s a full nine hours shorter than the quickest route I’ve taken to Europe in the past. And only one stop!
I wonder what I should do with that 30kg baggage allowance;-)
 

Irish Bernie

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis 2013-2014-2015,16 and June 2017,May 2018,Sept 2018.
#75
You think he just cut and pasted it huh? I asked my wife about it and she said I shouldn’t leave any such foolishness in the freezer for her to sort out once I’d gone.
If yer worried about yer freezer defrosting and spoiling the contents,take the freezer with you,easy!!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#76
OH my gosh andywild-I'm dying here!! LOLOL!
Funny hair shirts have been mentioned in this thoroughly nonsensical yet essentialical thread (many thanks to the WildMan for starting it, its your fault). I've attached a pici of the trainning me and a few chums have been undertaking, in our hair shirt-leggings combi, me esspecially preparing for my next Camino, the CSPStdC. I'm the one at the front, just in case you can't recognise me. My new bumbag pack is hidden in the hair shirt or you would be jealous of it and be wondering how I did it. Mulua 2013.jpg They weigh 10 grams when dry, 23.5 Kg when wet, more when wet and muddy. We testied them inside out at first, but the doctors said the rashes the gear makes are disgusting and they'll refuse to treat us as there's no cream for the rashes. They are just as effective worn hair-out, and the rashes are not nearly half so bad. I've franschised the design and you can get them at the link below:
www.http//hairshirtsandleggings+rashcream-r-us@CSPStdC.com

PS I've heard rumours that people post random threads to spread rumours about people posting random questions just so that they can brag about their upcoming Camino.. Is this true? Surely, so, and why not?
 
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andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#77
That blog is excellent. I’ve read through all the prep and had a good laugh. The laughter died in my throat as I read day 1 and 2. After the usual excessive chin stroking I’ve elected to go all the way to Roncy on day 1. Bookings made. On another tack, I can remember Amy Turtle turning on the Christmas lights at Sutton. 1973? Them were the days. Ah memories, leave me alone. I’m a yellow belly.
I can't believe I'm going to say this..
I think if I did sjpdp again I would probably try for Roncesvalles in one day.. with a bit of decent prep and an early start...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#78
@Redhead Keith there’s great ice cream at thehotel just up the hill from the embalse. Sit out on the balcony and enjoy a scoop or two. Just leave some for me! (I’m serious - very serious)
Kiwi-family - I understand your passive aggression in your reply, and am not offended or jealous or suspiscious, I can empathise, about leaving some ice cream for you when I'm on my CSPStdC. My question is - what is your favourite flavour:p? This is important and will prepare you for your Camino.
PS: fantastic, incredible flight schedule booking with Qutar you have there :eek: but do they have ice cream on the menu? I don't want to spoil your flight for you as I'm not in the least bit in any way at all jealous as I'm flying with a very very famous budget airline which I'm sure will be incredibly underwhelming and anything on my CSPStdC will be uplifting and an inspiration after that experience ;)
Buen Camino and flight
 

Irish Bernie

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis 2013-2014-2015,16 and June 2017,May 2018,Sept 2018.
#79
I can't believe I'm going to say this..
I think if I did sjpdp again I would probably try for Roncesvalles in one day.. with a bit of decent prep and an early start...
I would rather cover myself in Rioja and flog myself with barbed wire,but enough of my perversions !!!!
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#80
Funny hair shirts have been mentioned in this thoroughly nonsensical yet essentialical thread (many thanks to the WildMan for starting it, its your fault). I've attached a pici of the trainning me and a few chums have been undertaking, in our hair shirt-leggings combi, me esspecially preparing for my next Camino, the CSPStdC. I'm the one at the front, just in case you can't recognise me. My new bumbag pack is hidden in the hair shirt or you would be jealous of it and be wondering how I did it. View attachment 46065 They weigh 10 grams when dry, 23.5 Kg when wet, more when wet and muddy. We testied them inside out at first, but the doctors said the rashes the gear makes are disgusting and they'll refuse to treat us as there's no cream for the rashes. They are just as effective worn hair-out, and the rashes are not nearly half so bad. I've franschised the design and you can get them at the link below:
www.http//hairshirtsandleggings+rashcream-r-us@CSPStdC.com

PS I've heard rumours that people post random threads to spread rumours about people posting random questions just so that they can brag about their upcoming Camino.. Is this true? Surely, so, and why not?
That is truly an awesome piece of kit. Is the head gear an optional extra or your own luscious locks?
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#81
I would rather cover myself in Rioja and flog myself with barbed wire,but enough of my perversions !!!!
I'm not saying I'd relish the thought of up and over in one go but I think with the right amount of water/energy bars and cigarettes I think I could make it.. plus it would save the 36euros plus drinks at Orisson.. which I could then spend on wine and more cigarettes to help numb the memory/pain..
 

Irish Bernie

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis 2013-2014-2015,16 and June 2017,May 2018,Sept 2018.
#82
I'm not saying I'd relish the thought of up and over in one go but I think with the right amount of water/energy bars and cigarettes I think I could make it.. plus it would save the 36euros plus drinks at Orisson.. which I could then spend on wine and more cigarettes to help numb the memory/pain..
No pain,no Spain !!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#83
That is truly an awesome piece of kit. Is the head gear an optional extra or your own luscious locks?
We had Status Quo here in Innsbruckshire - yes, they are alive, the concert was loud, the same rhythm throughout, but they don't shake their heads as much... nor anything really, but me and me mates were so overwhelmed we decided to pay tribute to The Quo by adapting wigs for our inside-out hair shirt-legging combis as a Camino homage to the mighty Quo. If you purchase a suit but don't like Quo, we are offering alternative homages to your taste - Celine Dion, for example, Cher, Demise Rusos. We do have a Hercules wig, just in case your backpack is too heavy, it may help but we don't make guarantees. The list is long and I'm sure you'll find your choice for your Camino - which I've heard rumour is different to mine as I'm doing the CSPStdC.es very soon.
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#85
We had Status Quo here in Innsbruckshire - yes, they are alive, the concert was loud, the same rhythm throughout, but they don't shake their heads as much... nor anything really, but me and me mates were so overwhelmed we decided to pay tribute to The Quo by adapting wigs for our inside-out hair shirt-legging combis as a Camino homage to the mighty Quo. If you purchase a suit but don't like Quo, we are offering alternative homages to your taste - Celine Dion, for example, Cher, Demise Rusos. We do have a Hercules wig, just in case your backpack is too heavy, it may help but we don't make guarantees. The list is long and I'm sure you'll find your choice for your Camino - which I've heard rumour is different to mine as I'm doing the CSPStdC.es very soon.
Could you please let me know if you ever decide to release a "Brian May" from Queen? Those wonderful curls would be ideal for storing small items such as cigarettes, lighter, emergency sausage rolls...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#87
Members,

It is difficult enough for the moderators to find time to keep up with every serious thread, let alone the nonsense ones. So we will keep this one roughly related to bragging about upcoming camino walks.
Hello Kanga - sorry if you're upset about this, but this thread has been a breath of fresh air to me, making light of my upcoming Camino - which I do take seriously, obviously and without question. I'm old and have physical challenges to overcome along the Salvador and Primitivo, as well as contemplating some heavy issues, and have in fact been worried and nervous about embarking the caminos - but this thread has, truly, lightened my mind and helped me to work around the mental challenges I'm facing. So, if possible, don't be hard on us, it does help to see the lighter side and we mean, I mean, no disrespect to anyone and especially not this forum. And if anyone has to be barred from the forum because of it, I can only say that AndyWild started it ;)
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#89
Could you please let me know if you ever decide to release a "Brian May" from Queen? Those wonderful curls would be ideal for storing small items such as cigarettes, lighter, emergency sausage rolls...
We do a May/Cher (ninties look) combi. No one will notice the difference and point fingers at you calling you 'Cher'. Caminos are too serious for that, so our products are camino friendly.
When do you get into Santiago? I might be there, be good to have a coffee or beer. I lived in Cheshireshire for a long time.
keith
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#91
We do a May/Cher (ninties look) combi. No one will notice the difference and point fingers at you calling you 'Cher'. Caminos are too serious for that, so our products are camino friendly.
When do you get into Santiago? I might be there, be good to have a coffee or beer. I lived in Cheshireshire for a long time.
keith
I'm guessing around the 3rd Oct.. then Finisterra so back to Santiago around 8th? And if I can afford it I'm hoping to maybe pop and do a few days on the Frances so might end up back in Santiago for a third time in one trip! It totally depends on funds and if my body feels up to it.. when do you think you'll be in Santiago?
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#92
Hello Kanga - sorry if you're upset about this, but this thread has been a breath of fresh air to me, making light of my upcoming Camino - which I do take seriously, obviously and without question. I'm old and have physical challenges to overcome along the Salvador and Primitivo, as well as contemplating some heavy issues, and have in fact been worried and nervous about embarking the caminos - but this thread has, truly, lightened my mind and helped me to work around the mental challenges I'm facing. So, if possible, don't be hard on us, it does help to see the lighter side and we mean, I mean, no disrespect to anyone and especially not this forum. And if anyone has to be barred from the forum because of it, I can only say that AndyWild started it ;)
Hang on... This post was much less finger pointy before it got edited.... Now I'll have kanga setting up phone taps and surveillance to watch my every move !!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#93
I'm guessing around the 3rd Oct.. then Finisterra so back to Santiago around 8th? And if I can afford it I'm hoping to maybe pop and do a few days on the Frances so might end up back in Santiago for a third time in one trip! It totally depends on funds and if my body feels up to it.. when do you think you'll be in Santiago?
Planning on the 7th & 8th (my birthday), and will stay at The Last Stamp untill I fly on the 9th. Pop in and leave a note for me at the desk, a time to meet there and go find some refreshment, if you're around.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#94
Hang on... This post was much less finger pointy before it got edited.... Now I'll have kanga setting up phone taps and surveillance to watch my every move !!
Too late, its already done the moment they read your opening sentence and thread title. Very dodgy. They know everything now, so be scared, very scared, but enjoy your Camino :)
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#96
Planning on the 7th & 8th (my birthday), and will stay at The Last Stamp untill I fly on the 9th. Pop in and leave a note for me at the desk, a time to meet there and go find some refreshment, if you're around.
Sounds like a plan. Will you have phone/access to the forum? If you message me on here I'll have a way to contact you that doesn't rely on a member of staff at reception
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#97
Sounds like a plan. Will you have phone/access to the forum? If you message me on here I'll have a way to contact you that doesn't rely on a member of staff at reception
Will do Andy - and this thread has reminded me all the wonderful people ther are out there in Caminoland, and what good fun they are. Can't wait to get out there!
 

J F Gregory

Portugal Coast - September 2019
Camino(s) past & future
March-April,2016 finished, September 2019 the Portugal Coastal Route
#98
Hmmm... I think my blog might not be quite the thing you're looking for then.. it was the word "professional" that started me worrying.. my style is definitely more... How should I put this?... Unprofessional? Some may say haphazard.. others may even say ridiculous ... But that's just mean people..
Actually I believe your blog is great. I read a lot about the places I travel. In the last 12 months I have been walking in Poland, Czech Republic, and Iraq. So I try to get as much info as possibble mainly by reading.
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#99
Actually I believe your blog is great. I read a lot about the places I travel. In the last 12 months I have been walking in Poland, Czech Republic, and Iraq. So I try to get as much info as possibble mainly by reading.
Thank you for the kind words.. it's actually quite tricky. I don't want it to be all facts.. that's just a guide book.. I don't want excessive info in there, incase it spoils the newness of if readers walk it themselves.. I tried to write it more as a personal journey interspersed with occasional pieces of info.. like albergues. I think I only really mentioned 3 of them in the 42 days and that's because they made a big impression on me..
To be honest, once I met the members of team tortoise the blog was pretty much writing itself.. who wouldn't want to know what the glorious Randy has been up to?
I hope the Portuguese blog turns out as well :)
 

AdHuizing

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese, October 2018
I've heard rumours that people post random questions just so that they can brag about their upcoming Camino.. surely this isn't true?
And in other news, I start mine next week!! Woohoo.
The fake-news madness has reached the Camino. Thanks.
 


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