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scruffy1

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Camino(s) past & future
Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
Our fellow caminante (a?) CaminoDebrita posted a picture of me from this past Camino with a reference to my tastes in the millinery arts. True I am a true scruff but don't touch my hat! My custom is to purchase wherever possibly a pin from whichever hamlet, village, or town which I happen to be passing through and to attach it to my hat. A walking credential if you will which later, at home, adorns the wall until next time through. A curious but pleasant habit harming no one but my own pocketbook. And yes, the row of pins goes all around the hat and includes every place and every thing possible.

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PS For Ivar, Silly Season for sure but fun!
 

t2andreo

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Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 - 2019
I buy the "town pins" along the way, where they are available. My collecting at home takes the form of my Hard Rock Cafe pins from places I have visited all over the world. The second pin collecting case display is for my growing collection of Camino pins.

Even when I walk through a little village or small town, I stop in the local cafe or tienda and ask: ¿Venden pines de colección? (Do you sell collector pins?).

If they say yes, I buy. If they say no, I sometimes will then ask "donde luego?" (Then where?). If they reply "no se," (I do not know), I reply with "gracias," finish my coffee or buy a bottle of water, and move on.

Photos and memories aside, pin collecting takes the least time and expense, and space. I do so dislike clutter.
 

David

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Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Thing is, about pins, is that they are so beautiful - enamel and metal artworks in such a small package .. I have a number of different types in my Ebay shop - I don't collect things but can understand why someone would want to collect enamel lapel pins - also, each pin somehow holds the memory from a place and a time - sure, I get it.
 
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CaminoDebrita

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances SJPP to SdC Oct/Nov 2015
Frances Burgos toSdC March/April 2016
W. Highland Way August 2016
Camino Somewhere September 2017
Our fellow caminante (a?) CaminoDebrita posted a picture of me from this past Camino with a reference to my tastes in the millinery arts. True I am a true scruff but don't touch my hat! My custom is to purchase wherever possibly a pin from whichever hamlet, village, or town which I happen to be passing through and to attach it to my hat. A walking credential if you will which later, at home, adorns the wall until next time through. A curious but pleasant habit harming no one but my own pocketbook. And yes, the row of pins goes all around the hat and includes every place and every thing possible.

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PS For Ivar, Silly Season for sure but fun!
I always notice the little odd detail--or sometimes the large outrageous detail!--from my pilgrim friends. I loved seeing that great adorned hat on you, but the most enjoyable part of our first visit was when I was looking at your large and scruffy beard and your large eyes, not to mention noticing that you were built like a tree (rather statuesque) when suddenly, I was delighted to realize that the real person I was talking to---who was confusing me with a wealth of geographical knowledge---was the one and only Scruffy!

It was a great Camino, and I am online every few days working out the logistics of my March and April...

D
 

scruffy1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
I always notice the little odd detail--or sometimes the large outrageous detail!--from my pilgrim friends. I loved seeing that great adorned hat on you, but the most enjoyable part of our first visit was when I was looking at your large and scruffy beard and your large eyes, not to mention noticing that you were built like a tree (rather statuesque) when suddenly, I was delighted to realize that the real person I was talking to---who was confusing me with a wealth of geographical knowledge---was the one and only Scruffy!

It was a great Camino, and I am online every few days working out the logistics of my March and April...

D
Blush :rolleyes:
 

Anna Powell

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
September (2015)
Our fellow caminante (a?) CaminoDebrita posted a picture of me from this past Camino with a reference to my tastes in the millinery arts. True I am a true scruff but don't touch my hat! My custom is to purchase wherever possibly a pin from whichever hamlet, village, or town which I happen to be passing through and to attach it to my hat. A walking credential if you will which later, at home, adorns the wall until next time through. A curious but pleasant habit harming no one but my own pocketbook. And yes, the row of pins goes all around the hat and includes every place and every thing possible.

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PS For Ivar, Silly Season for sure but fun!
Brave man you must be, intentionally carrying around all that metal. I remember packing my backpack one morning in an albergue and toying with pieces of paper and thinking, "No, too heavy'....
 

purplesage

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francais, Finisterre and Muxia (2012) , Camino Portuguese 2014, Camino Inglese 2015, Camino Muxia 2015, Incomplete part of CF 2015 ... will hopefully finish later this year
don't want to get too much metal up there - think of lightning storms on the meseta ........ :):);)
Yes David. A bit like "Heavy Metal Heads,,,, lets get together"
 

David

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Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
So there we were on the Meseta, late and hurrying to the next town and he had just said "Hey, I really like the three more enamel badges I bought in the last village for my hat" and then I said "Cool, Hey, Rob, did you see that" ... ..... and then .....

 

peregrina2000

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I always notice the little odd detail--or sometimes the large outrageous detail!--from my pilgrim friends. I loved seeing that great adorned hat on you, but the most enjoyable part of our first visit was when I was looking at your large and scruffy beard and your large eyes, not to mention noticing that you were built like a tree (rather statuesque) when suddenly, I was delighted to realize that the real person I was talking to---who was confusing me with a wealth of geographical knowledge---was the one and only Scruffy!

It was a great Camino, and I am online every few days working out the logistics of my March and April...

D
I think it's very unfair that you were able to meet scruffy while many of us who have been hanging around this forum since you were in diapers have never had that luck.
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean May/June 2017. Plans to walk Porto 2020
So there we were on the Meseta, late and hurrying to the next town and he had just said "Hey, I really like the three more enamel badges I bought in the last village for my hat" and then I said "Cool, Hey, Rob, did you see that" ... ..... and then ..
Hola David - H.N.Y.! Whilst there is a case for the metal pins in the hat attracting the lightning - in this case I would proffer that Rob's proximity to the motor vehicle (a big hunk of metal) was a greater cause for his being struck!
 


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