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Merry Christmas!


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Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
Saint James Convent, by the Armenian Church, Jerusalem marking the place where Saint James was executed and preserving an important relic.


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V Frances; V Podensis; V Francigena; V Portugues; V Francigena del Sud; Jakobsweg. Jaffa - Jerusalem
My thoughts at this time of the year are with the people who I have had the privilege of meeting on my walks

And those on Ivar's forum who have been with me. I know only a few of you as individuals, but your collective presence has often helped me to press on.

Best wishes to you all for now and for 2020.

Bob M


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Twice walked from St Jean to Estella and once from Sarria to Santiago. Maybe someday I'll find the time to do the entire walk.
I've found the time. Just completed SJPP to Santiago. 25 Aug to 1st Oct, 2016.
And now the Portuguese from Lisbon.
Nollaig Shona.


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Saint James Convent, by the Armenian Church, Jerusalem
@scruffy1 , kia ora (greetings) and thank you for that connection.

I write this just after 07h on Wednesday, 25 December.

A few moments ago I photographed one of many local "Christmas" trees, the pohutakawa: this was about 10 metres from my front door and flowers around this time. This particular tree still has many blooms to give up: the whitey/grey "dots" are buds waiting to erupt.

While you will understand this is summer for me (at 41 degrees south), the "bush" in the background and the trees are green all year around. While we have autumn, the only "fall" is from exotic trees brought by migrants from the other hemisphere.

So I wish all readers seasonal greetings and may your journeys in the coming year be all you wish for.

Kia kaha (take care, be strong, get going)

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
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Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I just returned from a first time visit to a beautiful chuch in the USA for Christmas Eve service. Not as old as most on the Caminos, but still lovely in its own way.


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