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Mera

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Yes. I was a little surprised that I loved the CP (litoral/coastal) as much as i did the CF. They hold equal fondness to me. The central route (2 days then back to the coast) was good, but the coast was spectacular.
I agree! Food was also good.
 

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Have you ever made a pot of black chicken soup? The broth looked like black ink. On CF in 2018, out of curiosity, bought a bottle of black salt. I added a big spoonful to my chicken soup, and there it was: black chicken soup. I had 5 people at the table, and no one really wanted to eat it.
 

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CF Oct 4, 2013 I caught this amazing full rainbow during my first Camino in the morning on my way to Arzua. 😍 Blessings and Promises.
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I caught one, too. 2019, on Primitivo. This cow said: "what's the big deal I see it all the time"
 

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OK, not sure if this is going to work. when I post a poem, people seem to appreciate it. I have been collecting camino-related poems, and occasionally matching them with my photos. So my challenge is to see how long I can keep it up. Here is number one, a plaque on a wall in Cáceres from about the time of the great grandaddy of them all, one Geoffrey Chaucer:

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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue
Here bygynneth the Book of the tales of Caunterbury
Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote,
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licóur
Of which vertú engendred is the flour;
Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
That slepen al the nyght with open ye,
So priketh hem Natúre in hir corages,
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,
And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes,
To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
And specially, from every shires ende
Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende,
The hooly blisful martir for to seke,
That hem hath holpen whan that they were seeke.

Bifil that in that seson on a day,
In Southwerk at the Tabard as I lay,
Redy to wenden on my pilgrymage
To Caunterbury with ful devout corage,
At nyght were come into that hostelrye
Wel nyne and twenty in a compaignye
Of sondry folk, by áventure y-falle
In felaweshipe, and pilgrimes were they alle,
That toward Caunterbury wolden ryde.
The chambres and the stables weren wyde,
And wel we weren esed atte beste.
And shortly, whan the sonne was to reste,
So hadde I spoken with hem everychon,
That I was of hir felaweshipe anon,
And made forward erly for to ryse,
To take oure wey, ther as I yow devyse.
 

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CF April 17, 2016 a few hours after Roncesvillas these cyclists came up behind me just as I was getting ready to cross. The cyclist on the other side decided to barrel on through the water then it took him down in a blaze of glory. Needless to say he got wet. This is why the other men took the high road. Hahaha. Great entertainment. 😁
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Up-Hill

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.

Christina Georgina Rossetti

This could be read on a literal level – that the camino provides and there will always be a place somewhere, somehow, but it obviously has a deeper meaning than that. Written from a possibly dark place. Rossetti suffered from ill health, certainly physical and probably mental, all her life as well as financial uncertainty. She was deeply religious and the analogy of life as a hard journey with the consolation of the afterlife is unmistakeable. It is a very beautiful poem, restrained, precise and humane.
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Arrés, of course, on the Aragonés, 2019.
 
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We sondry folk definitely longen to goon on pilgrimages - erly for to ryse and take oure wey to Santiago.

So my challenge is to see how long I can keep it up
Thank you, Dick! May it last a while.
The Rossetti is so evocative; it fits on so many levels. Alan Sykes came to the same conclusion:
Struggling slightly with the 880m of accumulated ascent between Tarazona and Ágreda on the Camino Castellano-Aragonés, Christina Rossetti's poem seemed appropriate:

So I will play. Here's my hill. Not morn to night by any means, but a sharp grade that was all-consuming in the moment. Before Castilo Cornatel on the Invierno. Photos never seem to adequately capture steepness; fortunately what I didn't know at the time is that tiny window in a ruined wall a bit right of center was where I was headed.
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My first photo on my first Camino. St Patricks day 2013. Arrived in Pamplona very late on the 16th and planned to start walking next day. We heard that in Pamplona, St Patricks day was celebrated almost as well as in Ireland so my son and I being good Irishmen decided to put it off for another day and had a great time celebrating with the locals
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The last stretch before Finisterre.
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By far my favourite stretch!
This is a 'snapshot' of just some of the lovely people I met on that route Aug/Sept 2019, Santiago to Finisterre/Muxia ... the people you meet on Camino are as delightful as the scenery! 😇
 

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Love this @tpmchugh! As a fellow

By far my favourite stretch!
This is a 'snapshot' of just some of the lovely people I met on that route Aug/Sept 2019, Santiago to Finisterre/Muxia ... the people you meet on Camino are as delightful as the scenery! 😇
Yes, you are so right. They enrich our Caminos. Here is my lovely animal encounter on the Camino Porto in May of 2019. Armed with his own pilgrim passport, he was steadily moving one paw at a time.
 

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I am hopelessly in love with every animal I encounter anywhere, especially dogs. There was this dog-warning sign on the Porto in 2019. When I peeked in, I saw this big dog who looked like a huge stuffed animal. I wanted to take a photo, but he kept bouncing around his human. After observing my struggle for a while, finally his human lifted up his bowl up to the wall and his huge head just followed. I concluded that he was definitely a dangerous dog who can smother anyone to death with his doggie kisses.
 

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Looking back at Cirauqui September 10, 2012. This view was the happy result of taking a wrong turn and walking off camino for a couple of km. I began to notice that there were only tractor tire imprints on the path and no footprints but kept going a bit longer. It was a beautiful path that ended at the edge of an olive grove - a sign to turn around :)

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On January 7, during the 2010 Año Santo Jacobeo I began my 6th camino. Walking alone in winter at 70 my emotions mixed anticipation/trepidation/expectation.

Holiday lights framed the view as I started down the rue de La Citadelle. To stride off toward Valcarlos in that icy pre dawn was most exhilarating!

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Have you ever wondered why we meet so many wonderful people on the Camino? In my case, I believe it is because the Camino allows us the freedom to be who we truly are without worrying too much about the consequences of being our true selves. At home, I have to worry about how anything I do or say would affect my friends and family, or people around me. On the Camino I am free of my usual protocol that my position as a mother, wife, my job (before I retired), or being a citizen member of my country expects me to comply. On the Camino, I can revert to who I really am and still feel comfortable. I don´t have to be preemptively defensive in fear of being on the wrong side or worry too much about what the other person would think of me. I just have to be respectful of the other person. I am either happy to be acquainted with the other party or just walk away. Occasionally, I have met people who told me about their inner thoughts without any hesitation, I believe they were doing it for the same reason.

On the last day of my Camino Ingles last year, I met Antonio. He is the one who placed a mirror in the below photo where you can see the bottom half of me taking a photo. I had to find out why the mirror was placed under a scarecrow. For a minute I thought maybe someone was trying to cause scarecrows fly into the mirror and get concussions, teaching them a lesson or two. When I heard Antonio saying that he just wanted to amuse the passing pilgrims, his kindness touched me deeply. We talked for a long time, mainly because my Spanish was not adequate, and he spoke no English. He told me about his tragic childhood, and I mainly listened. By the time I was leaving, we felt like we were friends. He gave me his address and I sent him a Christmas card. I received his reply. I hope to visit him when I go back there in March as I planned. When circumstances allow us, we can all be the best we can be. To me, that is the magic of the Camino.
 

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@Mera thank you for a delightful post.

In my case, I believe it is because the Camino allows us the freedom to be who we truly are without worrying too much about the consequences of being our true selves.

My approach is similar although I don't believe that I have a "true" self in the sense of an immutable way of being that I was born with but rather that moment by moment I get to actively choose who I am being.

This is certainly much easier to do on the Camino for all of the reasons that you have highlighted.

Thank you!

Edit: Perhaps you might like to give yourself a lot more credit for actively choosing to be so open and considerate of others. ❤️
 
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On this iteration of this thread, I have decided to try to keep to geographical sequence. Todays pictures are therefore about a week after the previous posters pictures, of this arch in Cirauqui. I too had problems framing the street through the arch, the shadow making it very dark. So I gave up and took one of each.
CF May 2016.

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Have you ever wondered why we meet so many wonderful people on the Camino? In my case, I believe it is because the Camino allows us the freedom to be who we truly are without worrying too much about the consequences of being our true selves. At home, I have to worry about how anything I do or say would affect my friends and family, or people around me. On the Camino I am free of my usual protocol that my position as a mother, wife, my job (before I retired), or being a citizen member of my country expects me to comply. On the Camino, I can revert to who I really am and still feel comfortable. I don´t have to be preemptively defensive in fear of being on the wrong side or worry too much about what the other person would think of me. I just have to be respectful of the other person. I am either happy to be acquainted with the other party or just walk away. Occasionally, I have met people who told me about their inner thoughts without any hesitation, I believe they were doing it for the same reason.

On the last day of my Camino Ingles last year, I met Antonio. He is the one who placed a mirror in the below photo where you can see the bottom half of me taking a photo. I had to find out why the mirror was placed under a scarecrow. For a minute I thought maybe someone was trying to cause scarecrows fly into the mirror and get concussions, teaching them a lesson or two. When I heard Antonio saying that he just wanted to amuse the passing pilgrims, his kindness touched me deeply. We talked for a long time, mainly because my Spanish was not adequate, and he spoke no English. He told me about his tragic childhood, and I mainly listened. By the time I was leaving, we felt like we were friends. He gave me his address and I sent him a Christmas card. I received his reply. I hope to visit him when I go back there in March as I planned. When circumstances allow us, we can all be the best we can be. To me, that is the magic of the Camino.
This reminds me of something my son, fresh from serving five years the military, said to me after observing my interactions with others over the first couple weeks on the CF: "Who are you and what have you done with my dad?"
 

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These photos are of walking through a small fishing village. I didn't think I should post one without the other, so I pulled them into a 2-frame collage.

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I loved Vila do Conde so much, I stayed there an extra day in 2019. I love your photos, and I wonder if we saw the same ones. The below photo depicts a wife or mother waiting for her loved one's safe return from a cod fishing. The whole village's survival depended on catching (they had to go out dangerously far) and processing cods.
 

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Yes, you are so right. They enrich our Caminos. Here is my lovely animal encounter on the Camino Porto in May of 2019. Armed with his own pilgrim passport, he was steadily moving one paw at a time.
How wonderful!! Thank you for sharing! 😇
 
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Amen.

Today my one (today random) photo is looking at the way ahead after leaving the city behind; somewhere after Vitoria-Gasteiz on the Vasco, 2019.
Ahhhhhh. The open road and a sunny morning with the luxury of a whole day ahead.
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Absolutely! Nothing like the open road ahead! On querying why I have the need to return for a 4th time to the Finisterre/Muxia route, I come across these pics from Sept '19 & I have my answers!
 

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I do love seeing every photo. I know I cheat sometimes. I also know that this thread is for one photo at a time. Forgive me for sticking my nose in to draw attention to this point. Why? Why just one? Why just one, and a thumbnail into the bargain? the thread drags its feet, as I understand, when it is overloaded with images.
 
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Why? Why just one? Why just one, and a thumbnail into the bargain?
Good question.
The thumbnail is the easier part to explain: it allows people with slow connections to more easily view the thread .

The one photo part - I honestly can't remember the exact intention of that when I started the first thread. But here's what I said at the time, May 1, 2020:
We're all out here, waiting for the new normal to coalesce - and for the day when we can walk the camino again.

These are undoubtedly hard times, on many levels.
Lest we mire in the difficulties, many of us are turning to remembrances of walks past to keep our spirits up.

So here is a place to play with that.
What, today, is your favorite photo from any of your caminos, and why?
Every day is new, so tomorrow we can all post tomorrow's new favorite photos.
 

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I do love seeing every photo. I know I cheat sometimes. I also know that this thread is for one photo at a time. Forgive me for sticking my nose in to draw attention to this point. Why? Why just one? Why just one, and a thumbnail into the bargain? the thread drags its feet, as I understand, when it is overloaded with images.
Sorry Kirkie ... 'guilty as charged'! 🙈🙉🙊
 
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The large images are not downloaded until/unless clicked. I just looked at several images. One large one was 2,900 kb (but again, this thread does not download it automatically, not until the thumbnail is clicked). A thumbnail was only 8 kb. Each post, even without a picture, has a substantial number of bytes of HTML coding overhead to display it correctly.

I say thumbnails should not really slow down the delivery of the webpage.

Edit: How do I know this stuff? Years of experience.

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Looking down Calçada de São Francisco, with the Ave River and the Atlantic on the horizon. Just behind me and to the left is the Igreja e Mosteiro de Santa Clara (with an even better view of the city), and behind me and to the right is the ancient aqueduct.

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Good question.
The thumbnail is the easier part to explain: it allows people with slow connections to more easily view the thread .

The one photo part - I honestly can't remember the exact intention of that when I started the first thread. But here's what I said at the time, May 1, 2020:
I am guilty of not following the specification sometimes, and I am sorry. It's just that I felt one photo alone could not convey the story I wanted to share: for example, a warning sign implying a really vicious dog actually revealed a huge, but sweet, and playful gentle giant. I wondered whether the dog had any idea about the sign. Also, I never thought about difficulties some people with slow internet might be having. Anyway, I am grateful to have this forum. I relive my Caminos through other's eyes and feelings. Because we share the same passion, I feel like you all are my friends, and thank you!
 

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I am guilty of not following the specification sometimes, and I am sorry. It's just that I felt one photo alone could not convey the story I wanted to share: for example, a warning sign implying a really vicious dog actually revealed a huge, but sweet, and playful gentle giant. I wondered whether the dog had any idea about the sign. Also, I never thought about difficulties some people with slow internet might be having. Anyway, I am grateful to have this forum. I relive my Caminos through other's eyes and feelings. Because we share the same passion, I feel like you all are my friends, and thank you!
There's an app, PIC COLLAGE, that allows you to bring into it multiple photos and make a collage from them (which is what I did with the fishing village photos a few posts ago). Using it or another app like it allows you to show multiple photos brought together into one image file. The photo is creates has a pic collage watermark at the corner, but I just cropped the photo.
 
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Haha. That's cheating.
🙃
(I'm joking...it's actually good to know this, thanks @Phoenix!)
There's also another, longer way to do this: bring multiple photos into PowerPoint (or Excel), arrange them as you want, group them, then save as an image file. 😁
 

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I do love seeing every photo. I know I cheat sometimes. I also know that this thread is for one photo at a time. Forgive me for sticking my nose in to draw attention to this point. Why? Why just one? Why just one, and a thumbnail into the bargain? the thread drags its feet, as I understand, when it is overloaded with images.

Cheers @kirkie . I also prefer the daily savouring of one a day. But that is because I love structure and simplicity... :)
 

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A beautiful peacock butterfly on the Primitivo in 2019. I heard these four mock eyes on the wings are evolutionary defense mechanism that scares birds away. Because these mock eyes resemble the eyes of Eurasian pygmy owl, small birds are easily scared, and they do not think about making a meal out of the butterfly.

Nature’s survival tactics are fascinating. I recently started reading a book about how fungi affect our worlds. Its title is “Entangled Life”. In one section, it talks about white truffles. Truffles are actually fruiting bodies of several types of fungi. People use trained dogs and pigs to dig them out. Have you ever wondered why this buried part needed to have such alluring smell? Well, the book explains that truffles are fungi’s spore-producing organs, but while buried underground, can’t spread through the air. So, fungi emit enticing smell to tempt animals to dig them out. Once they are dug out, they have another huddle to overcome. Truffles look something like cauliflowers forgotten in my refrigerator for the last six months: discolored and malformed by now. So even when animals dig truffles out, they are not easily persuaded to eat them unless truffles are known in the animal worlds as something absolutely delicious to eat; thus, truffles must be fragrant and delicious to be found and eaten. Then they can spread spores to other places aided by animals and their digestive systems. How ingenious is that!
 

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There's an app, PIC COLLAGE, that allows you to bring into it multiple photos and make a collage from them (which is what I did with the fishing village photos a few posts ago). Using it or another app like it allows you to show multiple photos brought together into one image file. The photo is creates has a pic collage watermark at the corner, but I just cropped the photo.
Great idea and thank you! I will try.
 
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Belorado, in the town plaza
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Look what we missed when we walked through Belorado in 2014 in the dark. We stayed at the start of town and left early in the morning to beat the heat. While walking through we realised there had been a Festa the day/night before and people were still enjoying themselves and recovering in the streets of Belorado when we walked through!
 

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Look what we missed when we walked through Belorado in 2014 in the dark. We stayed at the start of town and left early in the morning to beat the heat. While walking through we realised there had been a Festa the day/night before and people were still enjoying themselves and recovering in the streets of Belorado when we walked through!
I think the plaza was down a couple of side streets off the Camino. I had gone looking for a shop so that I could stock up on peanuts and chocolate for the day ahead.
 
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Somewhere on the Portugues.
Most probably a repost also... :)
This is between Barcelos and Ponte de Lima, where exactly we don't know. Our photos have us in them, but here is one with Anne in it. If you have posted this before Sabine, then maybe we have also posted our photo before as well ;) But I have no memory of doing that!! Although I do remember this days walk, very long and hot. 33.6kms that day which is a bit long for me(Anne)!
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This is between Barcelos and Ponte de Lima, where exactly we don't know. Our photos have us in them, but here is one with Anne in it. If you have posted this before Sabine, then maybe we have also posted our photo before as well ;) But I have no memory of doing that!! Although I do remember this days walk, very long and hot. 33.6kms that day which is a bit long for me(Anne)!
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Anne&Pat,
According to Gronze your photo
with the striking blue and white tiles is in Iglesia de Vitorino dos Piães.
 
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Anne&Pat,
According to Gronze your photo
with the striking blue and white tiles is in Iglesia de Vitorino dos Piães.
Thanks Margaret. Don't think it was associated with a Church, it was probably in the vicinity of Vitorino dos Piaes, as you can see there were vines behind the wall. In fact, this is the next photo we have and I think I can see the Church in the distance in the middle of the village.
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The Puerto de los Pajaros or Bird Gate in Comillas on the norte. Designed by 'God's architect' himself, Gaudi. Apparently the bird aspect relates to the round hole for the birds to pass through.

Comillas is a quirky resort, 'the haven for the decadent and discreet aristocracy' and has some amazing architecture such as the former Pontifical University and this other stunner from Gaudi - El Capricho, looks fantastic.

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The Puerto de los Pajaros or Bird Gate in Comillas on the norte. Designed by 'God's architect' himself, Gaudi. Apparently the bird aspect relates to the round hole for the birds to pass through.

Comillas is a quirky resort, 'the haven for the decadent and discreet aristocracy' and has some amazing architecture such as the former Pontifical University and this other stunner from Gaudi - El Capricho, looks fantastic.

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I have the exact same photo. I loved the idea of "Bird Gate" also. Then I wondered if birds knew about that.
 
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I love seeing the free-grazing cows. Especially when they actually come over and start giving me a questioning look. Sometimes even fenced-in ones tried to come near me to take a better look. I felt that they knew I was not around there and were curious about me. Or was it because I smelled like one of them after hours of walking?
 

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The albergue within the tower of the church of San Juan Bautista in Granon on the CF was always a special stop; invited by the priest I climbed a ladder into the bell tower to see this wide view
 

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The legendary Sinin from Elvis Bar. What a laugh we had with him; here he is in full flow tapping the bar to an old tune. Glad to hear recently on the forum that he is still running the show.
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I'm not sure when your photo was taken Kohara but it looked pretty similar in May 2013. I don't think there were too many centimeters of wall space that weren't covered in graffiti.
 

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Ponte de Lima with its arched bridge over Rio Lima. This village prides itself on being the oldest town in Portugal. June 2017
 

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Camino Frances 2016, my best Camino buddy, my daughter, trying to find a little bit of shade and taking a break. I chose this picture because it is bound to bring back memories to anyone who's walked the CF in late summer.
 

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Ponte de Lima with its arched bridge over Rio Lima. This village prides itself on being the oldest town in Portugal. June 2017
The same year, the same month as I walked Camino Portuguese from Porto. The albergue in Ponte de Lima was also fantastic, how it looked over the bridge.
 
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Stone and wood. The reception area in the Albergue "La Casa Magica", Villatuerta. A lovely place to stay with a very nice vibe.

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The look of @Chenahusky's photo suggested to me that I should submit this photo of a shop selling rosaries. Between Villafranca del Bierzo and O Cebreiro on the Francés.
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Camino Frances 2016, my best Camino buddy, my daughter, trying to find a little bit of shade and taking a break. I chose this picture because it is bound to bring back memories to anyone who's walked the CF in late summer.
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I know how it was. Also does this frog.
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September 17, 2012. I wasn't sure where I would stay in Belorado but the decision was made during the last few kilometres along the senda running parallel to the N-20. It was a very hot day. Those last km's seemed endless. A car appeared moving slowly along the shoulder of the road. As it reached our group of 3, the driver stopped and passed out ice cold bottles of water, waved and moved on to the next group of pilgrims. There was a label on the bottle inviting us to stay at the Albergue de Peregrinos Cuatro Cantones. It was a wonderful, very welcoming albergue - the driver was the hospitalero :)

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