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My First Camino, start 8th January 2016

Forrestt

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Year of past OR future Camino
Walking the Camino from 8th January 2016
Hey!

So I'm leaving my house in less than a couple of hours to start my adventure.

Staying down at a friends then flying off to France tomorrow!

I don't really know what to say, I feel I am about as prepared as I can be, I don't have a background in this kind of thing so I know it's going to be tough.

So I'll be out there soon and I guess I just wanted to let the forum know that. Specially with all the experience and great threads I've been reading through the last so many months.

Thanks everyone for sharing all this great information as it's been super handy.

Happy New Year!

Forrest
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Hey!

So I'm leaving my house in less than a couple of hours to start my adventure.

Staying down at a friends then flying off to France tomorrow!

I don't really know what to say, I feel I am about as prepared as I can be, I don't have a background in this kind of thing so I know it's going to be tough.

So I'll be out there soon and I guess I just wanted to let the forum know that. Specially with all the experience and great threads I've been reading through the last so many months.

Thanks everyone for sharing all this great information as it's been super handy.

Happy New Year!

Forrest
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Stay Warm!!!
 
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nalod

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Very best wishes Forrest it will be some adventure. Slow down, see enjoy. Regards Dermot (Nalod)
 
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cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean May/June 2017. Plans to walk Porto 2020
Even coming from Scotland you are going to face some cold (even very cold) and rainy days and even snow!! In fact the principal route out of St Jean (the Napoleon Route) will be closed during the period you intend to walk so it will be via Valcarlos for you. So yes keep your feet dry and the rest of your body warm. Buen Camino!!
 
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Enjoy every step and every stop of your camino.

And pay attention to the weather forecast all along your route because snow and/or fog may appear when you less expect it and temperatures can drop in the blink of an eye.
 

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Hey!

So I'm leaving my house in less than a couple of hours to start my adventure.

Staying down at a friends then flying off to France tomorrow!

I don't really know what to say, I feel I am about as prepared as I can be, I don't have a background in this kind of thing so I know it's going to be tough.

So I'll be out there soon and I guess I just wanted to let the forum know that. Specially with all the experience and great threads I've been reading through the last so many months.

Thanks everyone for sharing all this great information as it's been super handy.

Happy New Year!

Forrest
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Hi Forrest, everything is already said I think. The only thing I have to say is have a wonderful journey and a Buen Camino, Peter.
 
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Hey!

So I'm leaving my house in less than a couple of hours to start my adventure.

Staying down at a friends then flying off to France tomorrow!

I don't really know what to say, I feel I am about as prepared as I can be, I don't have a background in this kind of thing so I know it's going to be tough.

So I'll be out there soon and I guess I just wanted to let the forum know that. Specially with all the experience and great threads I've been reading through the last so many months.

Thanks everyone for sharing all this great information as it's been super handy.

Happy New Year!

Forrest
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Very happy for you!!

Buen Camino, and have the best time!
 
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Today! I hope you're having a wonderful time - do let us know how you get on!
 

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Maggie Ramsay
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Santiago de Compostela (2005) Via Francigena (2010) Le Puy to St Jean (2014)
Hey!

So I'm leaving my house in less than a couple of hours to start my adventure.

Staying down at a friends then flying off to France tomorrow!

I don't really know what to say, I feel I am about as prepared as I can be, I don't have a background in this kind of thing so I know it's going to be tough.

So I'll be out there soon and I guess I just wanted to let the forum know that. Specially with all the experience and great threads I've been reading through the last so many months.

Thanks everyone for sharing all this great information as it's been super handy.

Happy New Year!

Forrest
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Have an amazing time, I was a winter pilgrim too, and it is truly a rich and varied experience that you will take with you forever. Best of luck!
 

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Buen Camino Forrestt! You will be accustomed to the dreich weather. Be safe and may all your camino dreams come true!
 

murraydv

Via de la Plata / Sanabres / Camino de Levante
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Started Camino de Levante (2019).
Hey!

So I'm leaving my house in less than a couple of hours to start my adventure.

Staying down at a friends then flying off to France tomorrow!

I don't really know what to say, I feel I am about as prepared as I can be, I don't have a background in this kind of thing so I know it's going to be tough.

So I'll be out there soon and I guess I just wanted to let the forum know that. Specially with all the experience and great threads I've been reading through the last so many months.

Thanks everyone for sharing all this great information as it's been super handy.

Happy New Year!

Forrest
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Best of Luck Forrest. Buen Camino.
 
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movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo
Wish you Buen Camino Forrest. My first CF walk was Sept/Oct. Having this forum made all the difference. Like your family helping with details, offering encouragement and wishing you well on your way. Will look for you future posts.
 

Joodle

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CF May 10th- June 21st 2016
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CF coming up April-May
Hey!

So I'm leaving my house in less than a couple of hours to start my adventure.

Staying down at a friends then flying off to France tomorrow!

I don't really know what to say, I feel I am about as prepared as I can be, I don't have a background in this kind of thing so I know it's going to be tough.

So I'll be out there soon and I guess I just wanted to let the forum know that. Specially with all the experience and great threads I've been reading through the last so many months.

Thanks everyone for sharing all this great information as it's been super handy.

Happy New Year!

Forrest
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Please post and let us know how you're doing as you go. We love to watch for " live Camino" posts
 

Joodle

Active Member
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CF May 10th- June 21st 2016
VDLP March-April 2017
CF coming up April-May
Please post and let us know how you're doing as you go. We love to watch for " live Camino" posts
Oh, and a very Buen Camino!!
 

Cailin O Eire

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Walked Sarria to Santiago Easter 2014
Hope to walk for 5 days from St Jean Pied De Port to wherever my feet bring me to first week of June 2016
Buen Camino, any questions along the way just ask, those who can help on here certainly will.
Rita
 
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Noticing on TV the continuous floods in Galicia, we are not only feeling sorry for the inhabitants but also for those pilgrims who are struggling their way. Animo !;)
 

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