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Jeanette & ted

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Hello. At last, after many years envying you Camino walkers we feel the time is right for us to join you. We fly to Bilbao on 2 July and begin from Logroño on the 3rd. We know it’s going to be hot, and at 66 and 71 we feel old enough to kinda know what we’re getting into but also old enough to have creaking joints. However, we’re a bit fed up of some folk warning us to be careful, stay cool, drink plenty etc etc and I don’t want to let them start planting seeds of doubt in our minds. So please, cheer us on if you see us. We’ll be the ones walking at a very leisurely pace. See you all soon.
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Hello. At last, after many years envying you Camino walkers we feel the time is right for us to join you. We fly to Bilbao on 2 July and begin from Logroño on the 3rd. We know it’s going to be hot, and at 66 and 71 we feel old enough to kinda know what we’re getting into but also old enough to have creaking joints. However, we’re a bit fed up of some folk warning us to be careful, stay cool, drink plenty etc etc and I don’t want to let them start planting seeds of doubt in our minds. So please, cheer us on if you see us. We’ll be the ones walking at a very leisurely pace. See you all soon.

Hello to you both!

You are certainly not old!
People more senior than you finish a Camino in a good way.
From my observations I even believe that " older " people tend to listen better to their bodies than younger people.
I certainly saw more younger people suffering from blisters etc than older ones.

Buen Camino and happy preparations!
 

Bronte DownUnder

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Camino(s) past & future
Spain 2013 (Roncesvalles to Santago de Compostela)
France 2015 (Le Puy to Roncesvalles)
Portugal 2017 (Porto to Santiago de Compostela)
Don't let anyone else dampen your enthusiasm. As long as you walk "your walk" you will get the most out of what the Camino provides. We are similarly aged but were pleasantly surprised by the number of older walkers we encountered. They have been our source of inspiration and every time I think of those individuals I hope I am as healthy, both mentally and physically when I reach their age.
Buen Camino
 

Chris Gi

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Did April through June 2018 from Pamplona to Santiago. 2020 May or end of September.
Hello to you both!

You are certainly not old!
People more senior than you finish a Camino in a good way.
From my observations I even believe that " older " people tend to listen better to their bodies than younger people.
I certainly saw more younger people suffering from blisters etc than older ones.

Buen Camino and happy preparations!
I will celebrate my 80th birthday next year by walking a shorter Camino- Tricastella to Santiago, with a new pair of knees. Last year, with very carefull planning and training I was able to walk on well worn knees from Pamplona (albeit slowly at times and sending my big pack ahead each day) to Santiago so if I can do it - so can anyone and I wish you a wonderful Camino experience.
 

Stivandrer

Perambulating & Curious. Rep stravaiging offender
Camino(s) past & future
I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
A word in your ear!
please do not state that you are old - to anyone, everybody´s met sb older.
somehow that can be flattering too, of course....
You are seasoned, not old !
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014). Hospitalera: 2002, Ponferrada. 2004, Rabanal del Camino.
Darlings,

There are so many very-high-middle-aged on camino you two will fit right in.

Don’t allow others fears to stop your walk.

Enjoy and buen camino.
 

kdespot

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés SJPP-SdC Sept-Oct 2016
Oh, you two are at the PERFECT age to do a Camino... young enough to walk it and yet old enough to make wise decisions about how much, how far. You're going to have a ball. Wishing you a leisurely and muy buen Camino!
 

Lifeisgood

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked the Camino Frances in September/October 2018 (St Jean Pied de Port - Finisterra)
Those fears and doubts of other people sound so familiar (regardless of the age factor): Be careful, don’t overestimate yourself, are you sure you want to walk alone as a woman?!

One of the great things I found on the Camino that things that tend to separate us in our daily lives (age, disability, cultural background, religion...) did not matter at all! It was how the world should be. I am in my late twenties and hung out/walked with fellow pilgrims of all ages, the youngest being 18 (way too fast for me :D), the oldest couple being well in their 80s. Learned so much from each other!

Your age is perfect:) Buen Camino!
 
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André Walker

Never loosing my way: always standing on it
Camino(s) past & future
Holland-St.Jean, Frances, Del Norte, VdlP.
OK, so the two of you have 66 and 71 years of youth behind you (and who knows how much more to come). I'm sure you'll be fine, taking each day and step as it comes. You'll only be using your legs for what they've been designed for, so what can go wrong?

Remember: there's no hurry, Santiago isn't going anywhere!
 

Nick B

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances - May/June 2018
Portugese - (2019)
Norte - (2020)
'We all have souls of different ages"

Enjoy the journey, will change your life positively.
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo
Hello. At last, after many years envying you Camino walkers we feel the time is right for us to join you. We fly to Bilbao on 2 July and begin from Logroño on the 3rd. We know it’s going to be hot, and at 66 and 71 we feel old enough to kinda know what we’re getting into but also old enough to have creaking joints. However, we’re a bit fed up of some folk warning us to be careful, stay cool, drink plenty etc etc and I don’t want to let them start planting seeds of doubt in our minds. So please, cheer us on if you see us. We’ll be the ones walking at a very leisurely pace. See you all soon.
No doubts whatsoever, this will be a journey of discovery, each in your own way and heartfelt satisfaction that you listened to your heart and not to the doubters. I walked solo from StJPdP, timing it to arrive in Santiago for my 8Oth birthday. What began as a celebratory milestone, morphed into a journey of profound gratitude. C Clearly is right on - pilgrims are ageless. Buen Camino
 
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