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Not enough Scots on the Camino

Jhim

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St James
I have just returned from a 2 week Camino from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across. Part2 -Rabanal to Santiago is now on the forum and YouTube.

 
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I have just returned from a 2 week hike from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across.
Heh, Jimmy, see you, son, ye done great!
I absolutely loved your video. You are clearly blessed with a wonderful disposition. I agree, there are not too many Scots on the Camino. Whenever I meet one, which is very rarely, it is a great moment. This year I met one who had known someone I knew,. Long sad story, but another one of those coincidences on the Camino of life. I will look forward to your sequel. Buen camino, an gaun yersel!!!
 
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I have just returned from a 2 week hike from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across.
Jim,you crazy Scot,I love your 'wee movie' especially as I appear in it.It was great fun with you and Kitty.Hope we meet again one day. Philip.
 

ginniek

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Camino(s) past & future
frances 2017
Maybe there should be some sort of Scots "Affirmative Action" program to get more of you all on the Camino. Not sure what it would consist of, though, although I have some thoughts. LOL
 

Jhim

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St James
Jim,you crazy Scot,I love your 'wee movie' especially as I appear in it.It was great fun with you and Kitty.Hope we meet again one day. Philip.

Philip: Remember, I told you to watch out for this. Last I heard, Kitty was to arrive Santiago yesterday. Again, happy Birthday, and the Rioja was great.
 

alansykes

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Camino(s) past & future
Except the Francés
I have just returned from a 2 week hike from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across.

I followed Harris-islander @aquabilly on the Levante/Sureste a few years ago. A couple of times, glancing through the visitors' book, I noticed the hospitalero had described his nationality as "Inglés", which he had firmly crossed out and substituted "Escocés". Quite right too.
 

Mary Doll

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Camino Frances Sarria to Santiago (2018)
Camino Francés SJPDP to Finisterre planned for June 2020
Thanks for sharing your video Jim. Looks amazing. I'm a fellow Scot. Planning Sarria to Santiago for around end of June next year but hoping to do the full Camino Frances in 2020 when I can take my work pension and will have the time to do it at my own pace.
 

wildrover

thewildrover
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2015 april c/f. vdlp feb 2016. Norte / primitivo Sep 2016. C/f 12/16. Vdlp 12/17. 12/18. Lana 02/19.
I have just returned from a 2 week hike from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across.
You're right mate, definitely not enough scots on the Camino. Loved your video. Cheers.wild
 

kinnear

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2007 (September 2017)
I have just returned from a 2 week hike from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across.
 

Laluna

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, Astorga - SdC, August/September 2017
Lovely video, thanks so much for sharing! Loved all the flowers and the smiling faces. :)
 

stevov

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Camino(s) past & future
walked the portuguese way (senda littoral). from porto, vila do conde via viana and redondela Jun 17
I have just returned from a 2 week hike from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across.
So good ...well done u...i had the black toe thing but not the knee swelling ...trust that sorted itself out. I didnt meet any scots or english...but 3 irish...apparently the issuing point for the credential in dublin is the Guinness brewery! As one typically put "its a long start". Boing camino!
 

Brendan@ProjectCamino

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Sarria to Santiago 16
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I interviewed a chap from Aberdeen who had done the Camino Frances previously.

He enjoyed it so much he is walking from Sarria to Santiago with his Dad this year, so there will be two more 'sweatys' on the Way mate!! ;)
 

domigee

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Camino(s) past & future
2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
This Scot has just booked a flight for his third Camino this year. And @JohnnieWalker seems to spend half his life walking. There are a few of us out there now and again :)

I met a Scot on my first camino, on the first stop in Roncesvalles. Don't scream, but I thought he was English - well, Northern English ....
He nearly bit my head off! :D (Well, I'm foreign, aren't I, I have excuses :oops:)
Anyway, he must have forgiven me since we've now walked roughly 8000 km together! :eek:
On our second Camino, on the bus from Biarritz airport to Bayonne, we met.... another Scot! Someone he once knew but hadn't seen for years! How odd is that?
We all walked together to León, we had a ball that year :cool:

So yeah, I quite like the Scots. Must be history binding us together ;) :D

Where are you heading this time @Bradypus ?
 

domigee

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Camino(s) past & future
2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
I have just returned from a 2 week hike from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across.

As said before, lovely to watch and listen, thank you!
 

domigee

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Camino(s) past & future
2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
Wow, brilliant!
(I wasn't going to say but ... I will cos I'm honest: I am soooo envious!
Enjoy :))
 

Diana Kringelbach

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Camino(s) past & future
Sarria to Santiago (2017)
I have just returned from a 2 week hike from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across.
I really enjoyed your video. Preparing for my first experience with the Camino this really left a great impression and a warm feeling in my heart. Thank you!!
Diana Kringelbach, Denmark
 

Alan Pearce

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Aragones 2008, del Norte 2009, VdlP 2011, Ingles 2014, Camino de Madri 2015, Frances 2017
I was a hospitalero in Miraz some years ago with an Englishman who had moved to Scotland and considered himself to be, without any doubt, a Scot. He was excited one afternoon to welcome a couple from Scotland walking their third camino, and got even more excited when the next two to arrive were two sisters from Fife! He had been a hospitalero on four previous occasions, and had never before welcomed even one pilgrim from Scotland. Four in one night was nearly too much for him!

Alan

Be brave. Life is joyous.
 

MyDestinationGalicia

Mark Auchincloss
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Invierno,Portuguese Ways x15 French Way Sarria x5, Silver Way Ourense, Santiago-Muxia x2..
I have just returned from a 2 week hike from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across.

See you Jimmy wee man! You are not alone, I was born in Glasgow but they call me Mr Galicia!! You're right I've not met many Scots on the Camino, a real shame.I hope your video may help attract more of us!! Well done!!
 

Katycamino

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances St Jean to Leon Sept 2013; Leon to Santiago May 2014; Santiago to Muxia and Finisterre Sept 2015; Camino Ingles May 2017
You're right Jim. In four Caminos only met one fellow Scot on the road but did meet Johnny Walker in the old Pilgrim Office -and when I went to buy my compostela tube there was a lovely lady behind the desk from Gullane!

There was certainly enthusiasm for the pilgrimage and Santiago de Compostela in Scotland until the Reformation. James IV donated gifts to the cathedral and gave alms to pilgrims according to historical sources.

It is becoming better known, but slowly. I was sitting in a cafe in Glasgow the other day and on the shelf beside our table was a postcard. Yup, it was from the Camino! Turned out one of the staff had walked it last year.

Loved your video- brought back great memories but also a severe case of feet itching to get going again! It gets under your skin like nothing else! Glad you had such a great time and sure you too will be back.
 

Jhim

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Camino(s) past & future
St James
You're right Jim. In four Caminos only met one fellow Scot on the road but did meet Johnny Walker in the old Pilgrim Office -and when I went to buy my compostela tube there was a lovely lady behind the desk from Gullane!

There was certainly enthusiasm for the pilgrimage and Santiago de Compostela in Scotland until the Reformation. James IV donated gifts to the cathedral and gave alms to pilgrims according to historical sources.

It is becoming better known, but slowly. I was sitting in a cafe in Glasgow the other day and on the shelf beside our table was a postcard. Yup, it was from the Camino! Turned out one of the staff had walked it last year.

Loved your video- brought back great memories but also a severe case of feet itching to get going again! It gets under your skin like nothing else! Glad you had such a great time and sure you too will be back.

Katy: Ah, an educated lady indeed. Scottish history played a big part in this. Suffice to say, maybe not the place to debate, and to just confuse others with a suitable Scottish saying - we are a' Jock Tamson's Bairn's.
JHim
 

tyrrek

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-SdC (4-5/2011), Ferrol-SdC (9/2011), Pamplona-SdC (3-4/2012), Camino Finisterre (10/2012), Ourense-SdC (5/2014)
Hey Tyrrek,
I think I remember this picture... :D:)
Are you going back to the Camino this year?
Buen Camino, Jacques-D.
Hi Jacques-D. You probably took the photo! I've been a bit ill over the last year or so, so no Caminos for me. I miss it, so I'm hoping to do one next year. I hope all is well with you! Buen Camino amigo. K
 

Sainttam

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Frances (Sarria to Santiago, march 2017), Portuguese (Valenca to SDC September 2017).
Im a Scot who is in Caldas de Reis walking the Camino Portugues (started in Valenca). Weather hot but bearable for me, although I'm wearing shorts my legs are still peely wally.
I walked the Frances from Sarria in March and loved the 4 days of walking in the rain I had.
 

Jhim

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St James
Im a Scot who is in Caldas de Reis walking the Camino Portugues (started in Valenca). Weather hot but bearable for me, although I'm wearing shorts my legs are still peely wally.
I walked the Frances from Sarria in March and loved the 4 days of walking in the rain I had.

Gaun Yirsel Tam
 
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Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
I walked for a short time with a kiltie when I walked the CF some 11 years ago. I have a photo, but it won't easily transfer so can't say what tartan. The chap was Scottish, but domiciled down south. He was only a wee skelf, so the kilt wouldn't have weighed him down.
 

Houlet

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Camino Frances 2014
Via de la Plata 2015
Camino Sanabres 2015
Camino Norde 2017
This is one Scotsman who could be on the VldP next April/May.

This Scotsman did it in April/May two years ago, I think you will love it! The Southern end was HOT but not one drop of rain in the entire 28 days. Really bizarre for a Scot!
 

Bradypus

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Too many and too often!
This Scotsman did it in April/May two years ago, I think you will love it! The Southern end was HOT but not one drop of rain in the entire 28 days. Really bizarre for a Scot!

The maximum temperature ever recorded in Scotland was just under 33C. As a Scot now living in exile in Wales I am far more used to dreich, ddiflas, and all the other brands of cold grey meteorological muck :rolleyes: I should be setting off from Sevilla to walk part of the VDLP next week. Really looking forward to being dry and warm for a change... ;)
 

yakremark

Sister Kay Kramer CDP
Camino(s) past & future
CF (Sept. 2012)
CF (Oct-Nov. 2014)
Love your video and remembrances of the Camino, Jhim! I hope to hike the West Highland Way in a few years!
 

Jhim

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Camino(s) past & future
St James
Love your video and remembrances of the Camino, Jhim! I hope to hike the West Highland Way in a few years!
Ha. Thank you. Funnily enough, I’m sitting at the exact same spot that I finished at, last month. Perhaps another video coming soon. Looking forward to meeting some lovely people.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2013.2014..SJ/SDC ....2015.PORTO/SDC..2017.18.19.20.BURGOS/P.FERRADA
Ha. Thank you. Funnily enough, I’m sitting at the exact same spot that I finished at, last month. Perhaps another video coming soon. Looking forward to meeting some lovely people.
Jhim,you said you would "be back" but I never thought so soon.I hope the knee holds out this time,and that Mrs Jhim is beside you on the Way.I'm very jealous of you,as will Kitty be when I E/M her later.Buen Camino to you,and please keep recording for all of us.
 

elaine mccrorie

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Camino(s) past & future
the french way from sarria
I have just returned from a 2 week Camino from Santo Domingo to Rabanal. Walking in 37C is difficult for people north of Hadrian's wall. Come to think of it, the way is not well known in Scotland at all. It was wonderful to meet so many nice people on the way and this wee movie has many clips of the lovely people you come across.
nice video Jim, but the man wants his corn on the cob back :)
 

Jhim

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Camino(s) past & future
St James
nice video Jim, but the man wants his corn on the cob back :)

Elaine : Delighted you enjoyed and took time to comment. I wondered if people would spot that. Lol. I said a prayer in Santiago Cathedral two days ago to repent. Part2 coming soon. Let me suggest to you - “She that is without sin among you, let her cast the first stone“. Lol. Thank you.
 

elaine mccrorie

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Camino(s) past & future
the french way from sarria
Elaine : Delighted you enjoyed and took time to comment. I wondered if people would spot that. Lol. I said a prayer in Santiago Cathedral two days ago to repent. Part2 coming soon. Let me suggest to you - “She that is without sin among you, let her cast the first stone“. Lol. Thank you.
hahaha and as a fellow scot I thoroughly enjoyed your video and your humour I hope to do a wee bit of the camino next year , but not very fit ........ as yet !
 

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