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trecile

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The thread that I started last year has become rather long, so here's a new thread to post pictures, musings, etc. from any year for any dates in September on any Camino.

When you respond, please mention the year, route you were on and where you walked (or rested) that day. Thanks!

Also, if you are posting multiple pictures upload them as thumbnails.
 
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September 4th, 2019.
Arrived in Porto for my 5th Camino.
After dropping off our things at our pensión in Labruge we took an Uber to Porto with the intention to walk as far as our jetlagged bodies would allow, which was to Matasinhos. Then we took another Uber back to Labruge.
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Rowena

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September 5, 2017, my second day walking the Via Gebennensis from the Swiss border to Le Puy en Velay. This little bridge was close to the village of Chaumont, where I spent that night.

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The thread that I started last year has become rather long, so here's a new thread to post pictures, musings, etc. from any year for any dates in September on any Camino.

When you respond, please mention the year, route you were on and where you walked (or rested) that day. Thanks!

Also, if you are posting multiple pictures upload them as thumbnails.
Exactly how do you do a thumbnail and what does it look like?
 

trecile

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Exactly how do you do a thumbnail and what does it look like?
A thumbnail is a smaller image of a picture than the original. You can click on it to see it in a larger format. Using thumbnails instead of full size images helps a thread with lots of pictures load more quickly.

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Click on "Insert" and you will see the option for Thumbnail or Full size.
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A thumbnail is a smaller image of a picture than the original. You can click on it to see it in a larger format. Using thumbnails instead of full size images helps a thread with lots of pictures load more quickly.

Here's how to do it. First click "📎 Attach files" under the response box to upload the picture. After it uploads you will see "Insert..."
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So were my pictures correct? Anymore I don’t even know where to go to put something other than replying to some thread😞
 

Karen Cap

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The thread that I started last year has become rather long, so here's a new thread to post pictures, musings, etc. from any year for any dates in September on any Camino.

When you respond, please mention the year, route you were on and where you walked (or rested) that day. Thanks!

Also, if you are posting multiple pictures upload them as thumbnails.
 

Alcro

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Portuguese Camino Sept 2018
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Portugues September 2018
The thread that I started last year has become rather long, so here's a new thread to post pictures, musings, etc. from any year for any dates in September on any Camino.

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Hey we walked Portuguese from Porto Central route 2018. On this day we walked from Casa Fernanda's to Ponte de Lima where the weekend of
The thread that I started last year has become rather long, so here's a new thread to post pictures, musings, etc. from any year for any dates in September on any Camino.

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On this day 2018 we were in Ponte de Lima just in time for the Feiras Novas (fantastic)
We walked from Porto on the central route and had spent the previous night at Casa Feranda
 
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First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
September 6, 2015, Camino Frances #3 ... "Rest Day" (Ha!) ... I vanned it, together with sillydoll and several others, south from Logrono to Clavijo Castle, site of Santiago's famed defeat of the Moors. Very much worth the effort. Stunning vistas. Then it was back to to enjoy a long evening in the tapas fleshpots of Logrono. Memorable day.

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Rowena

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September 6, 2017 Chaumont to Seyssel on the Via Gebennensis

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Fantastic views coming down into the valley of the Rhone and then the beautiful town of Seyssel straddling the river. Stayed a a campground on the near side of the river with cabins to rent and a restaurant on the premises. Lovely evening walk along the river to the bridge and back.
 

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On a technicality - where I am it is the 7th but in your time zone it might still be 6th Sept. On the Olvidado, near Vilaverde Tarilonte, 2019, crossing the Bilbao to Léon railway. When I am old and doddery (quite soon, actually), instead of the Camino, I shall travel the smaller, more obscure Spanish railway lines. The scenery will be spectacular and the pace leisurely, probably starting at Canfranc. P1000234.JPG
 
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September 8, 2017 Chanaz to Yenne

Beautiful views all day. Up steeply, through extensive vineyards, down a cliff on a switchback trail, and back to the bank of the Rhone.

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Segovia, on the Camino de Madrid 9 Sept 2019. We stayed at Duerme Vela (last picture) as the albergue, for some inexplicable reason, is sited way out of town. The bathroom once belonged to Antonio Machado, who wrote the poem that begins 'Caminante, no hay camino'.

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Lourdes (11th September 2014) via Piedmont to SJPP,
then Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela

Via Francigena, Ramsgate,Canterbury ,England to Rome,
via France,Switzerland and Italy. April to July 2016
11th September 2014 ( my 60 th Birthday ) the day I started walking my first ever Camino … Lourdes to Santiago de Compostela, via SJPP…I was greeted by the hospiteleros at Lourdes with a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ , and presented with a shell which everyone signed for me , and sang as I left for the dawn mass at the Grotto …

Since then I’ve walked the Camino Portuguese-Fatima to SDC, and the Via Francigena from Ramsgate ( UK) to Rome …

I’ve met so many wonderful people , not just pilgrims , from all over the World … a life changing experience …
 

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Rowena

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September 11, 2017 Day 8 on the Via Gebennensis

Remote countryside with great views and very few services. Spent another night at a campground, this time in a caravan. But there was no restaurant and no store anywhere nearby, so supper was a few scraps leftover from lunch. The next morning it was at least 10 km to a coffee and breakfast stop. I remember being really hungry by then!

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Sept 12th 19

due to a wrong choise of boots, otherwise properly broken in, I languished 6 days in Puebla de Sanabria on the Sanabrés...I developed a huge heel blister and hobbled 14 km to the next stop. Blod running in my boot....
At that stage big toe nail had gotten it too. I haven´t had a heel blister since 1978, but Meindl was a bad choice for me...live & learn!

My daily routine next 6 days was to shuffle along in my flip flops, take the view on the tourists in the city and admire the view from the top og the walls....
Estrella Galicia would be the Prozac in a bottle at hand...

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SJPP to SDC 2013/14
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Friday 10th September, 2021, where the Vdlp and the Sanabres part company.
 

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On September 20, 2017 I walked into Le Puy en Velay. My first Camino in 2015 was from SJPP to Finisterre, then in 2016 from Le Puy to SJPP, and finally from the Swiss border to Le Puy in 2017. With each journey I became a “better pilgrim”, meaning that I came to truly understand the significance of this ancient path to the Catholic faith. Looking back on my 2015 Camino, I realized that I had only scratched the surface of pilgrimage, and couldn’t wait to walk the CF again with this in mind. I did go back in 2018, and when people asked me why I was doing it again, my response was “to get it right”.
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This is a glorious sunset in the tones of early autumn! Were you heading toward Granon or further?
We were walking to Belorado that day.

Yes, the light through the mist gave it an autumnal look.

These photos rarely make themselves available, it was just the right time of morning when we got to the top of the hill above the mist, just as the sun crept out. The walkers in the foreground were a bonus to give a bit of scale and perspective.
 

mspath

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We were walking to Belorado that day.

Yes, the light through the mist gave it an autumnal look.

These photos rarely make themselves available, it was just the right time of morning when we got to the top of the hill above the mist, just as the sun crept out. The walkers in the foreground were a bonus to give a bit of scale and perspective.
Oops my mistake. It was an autumnal sunrise. Thanks for your info and again for that lovely photo!
 
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September 25, 2016 Day 8 on the Le Puy route

I stopped for lunch in the beautiful village of Estaing beside the river Lot. The 15th century chateau belongs to the Estaing family and was the home of former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing.

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September 27, 2004
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port


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Seventeen years ago today I began my first Camino.

Fulfilling a dream held since university I was setting out alone at 65 to walk where so many had through time and to see what had been built along the way.

At SJdP after hoisting my pack, I walked uphill and through old fortress walls to the office of the welcoming Amis du Chemin de St Jacques to apply for a pilgrim pass.

This red door was the entrance to the municipal refuge run by the Amis. Sleeping in a mixed dorm, I spent my first night with 7 men. Six who had hiked for two weeks from Puy would continue their pilgrimages in future years; the other fellow from Amsterdam had arrived by train. He and I nervously discussed the path that lay ahead.

After unrolling my sleeping bag and patting my ‘pillow’ I fell asleep wondering about the days to come.
 
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September 27, 2016 on the Le Puy Camino

A steep early morning climb through the mist out of the village of Conques, built at the bottom of a deep valley. A very memorable stay last night at the atmospheric Abbaye Sainte Foy, with an excellent communal dinner, culminating in a magnificent organ performance at the church. This day ended in Decazeville, a run-down, semi-abandoned mining town, a stark contrast with Conques.

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mspath

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September 28, 2004
Valcarlos


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In SJPdP nearly everyone woke around 6:30. The Amis provided a simple free breakfast of bread, butter, jam and tea or coffee, plus welcome conversation; all these volunteers had walked the camino and offered a multitude of tips. They shook each hand and wished “Bon Camino” as we pilgrims left.

My excitement was intense as I began to walk westward through early morning fog towards Valcarlos, Spain. The town’s name means Charles’ valley; it is said to be the area where during the 8th c. Charlemagne and his army rested following a nearby defeat.

Several tiring hours, one false turn and 10 km later I arrived. Although the Amis had mentioned that Valcarlos had an albergue I saw no sign! After I asked in French at the pharmacy the druggist took me to the mayor’s office for the key.

Set between two public lavatories (!!) at the back of the municipal playground, this bunkerlike albergue was small, clean and had interior plumbing. However the exterior loos flushed continually.

Inside I was alone with Mo, short for Mousse au chocolat, a toy plush moose which long ago I gave to my father for his 90th birthday. After my father’s death Mo came back to me. Now in a stuff sack he served as my ‘pillow’ and silent camino confidante; I was glad for this company as night fell and I pondered the challenges to come.
 

mspath

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September 29, 2004
Roncesvalles



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Hiking 20 km up the 1060 meter Ibaneta pass to the monastery at Roncesvalles
was the most physically exhausting day of my adult life to date. I was pooped! Although I had hiked throughout the summer nothing had prepared me for such an effort. Beneath a cobalt sky/brilliant sun I gasped/ached while my pack felt like bricks.

After 5 hours I finally staggered over the pass into a busy picnic area where all had arrived by buses/cars! One très chic French woman drinking champagne from a crystal flute (!!) glared as I trudged past exhausted! ET would have been better received. When a kindly Scots couple offered me hot tea plus a seat it was a great relief to sit/sip.

Refreshed I continued happy that the path was now slightly downhill to the monastery documented circa 1127 as a pilgrim hospice; it still is used as such. The many medieval structures are highly visited both by pilgrims and ordinary tourists.

After attending evening mass and the traditional pilgrims’ blessing I went to eat. Other diners at my table were 8 well dressed/coiffed Italian men and one young fellow from Brazil. We shared the pilgrim dinner menu chatting in French about our plans.

All stayed in the 80 bunk albergue dorm located on route N135 opposite the Casa Sabrina hotel. Installed in a buttressed windowless Gothic barn it boasted superb tiled showers/toilets in the newly excavated basement – a great example of architectural adaptive reuse!
 
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On 29 Sep 2016 I was trying to do some bird watching without binoculars 🤣 in Sanguinet on La Voie Litorale in France.

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September 30, 2004
Zubiri


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Descending from Roncesvalles beneath a dark sky lit by morning stars was beautiful; at dawn fog covered the landscape.

Since the monastery had not offered an early breakfast, it was great to arrive at Burguete where an open friendly café was filled with other hungry pilgrims.

Walking was relatively easy crossing farmland and stone bridges, but my legs and back ached from the previous day. After descending the Alto del Erro the path passed this forlorn structure which may have once been a medieval pilgrim hospice. Within that wood I met a German fellow who was thrilled to be walking the Camino; he had been a political prisoner in the old East Germany and this was his first ‘voyage out’.

Late afternoon I stopped at a tiny, very crowded private albergue in Zubiri. The town name is Basque for "village of the bridge". Eating a picnic supper by the bridge I talked with an older French pilgrim from Pau who was afraid that he was getting tendonitis which sounded painful. Little did I suspect….
 
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Being stuck this date two years ago with a bad foot and after rearranging and not doing Finisterre again, I had some days in Ourense ( last leg on the Sanabrés), and which is highly recommendable.
Lovely city with slow pace, lots of nooks and crannies to be explored. My initial mistake was to have a fixed departure flight, but why not just enjoy time then, right ??


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