Search 59,165 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.
Create your own ad
€1,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.

On the Camino: One Day at a Time, one Photo at a Time 8.0

Learn how to Get "Camino Ready " 2nd Edition. In English, Spanish, German and Korean
Peaceable Projects Inc.
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.

Phoenix

Generic member
Past OR future Camino
2022
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 :)

View attachment 116417
Same thing happened to us, Oct 2016.
 
Past OR future Camino
06,CF;13,CP;17,SSal;19,Ingles
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 :)

View attachment 116417
Is that the one with the very high top bunks, designed by the owner, who had been a pilgrim and had learned from hitting his head off low top bunks? Where the tiny water pool was such blessing for poor feet?
 

FourSeasons

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
CF09/10 '13
CF04/05 ‘16
Norte07 '19
CF07/08 '19
Wouldn't it be neat if someone had a picture of the exact same mojone with the prior year's boot on it.
View attachment 116419
Sorry, it's my second picture of the day but isn't it neat that ...
Okay, okay, I guess today is cheat day on the Camino April 21, 2016. That is neat! 😆😉 mine has a little splash of added color and fresh flowers.
CF06FCE5-D4DC-470F-87F6-2803044D4327.jpeg
 
Last edited:
Camino Magnets
A collection of Camino Fridge Magnets
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop
Is that the one with the very high top bunks, designed by the owner, who had been a pilgrim and had learned from hitting his head off low top bunks? Where the tiny water pool was such blessing for poor feet?
Possibly! There was a small pool and in my notes I noted that the bunks were "solid with good headroom". I just looked at the website. They did a compete renovation in 2016 but the bunks look as I remember them. There is a photo of the same hospitalero (Nicolas) with his family. On the contact page he talks about the water delivery :)

 
Past OR future Camino
06,CF;13,CP;17,SSal;19,Ingles
Possibly! There was a small pool and in my notes I noted that the bunks were "solid with good headroom". I just looked at the website. They did a compete renovation in 2016 but the bunks look as I remember them. There is a photo of the same hospitalero (Nicolas) with his family. On the contact page he talks about the water delivery :)

Sorry, Theatregal, don't mean to derail, but I need to say, no, not that place. The one we stayed in was on the right, not long after the parochial albergue. The small foot pool in the garden was just that, nothing more, not like the facilities in yours! Some time I will find the couple of photos I still have of that place.
Edit: found one, the tiny foot pool.
r009-036.JPG
 
Last edited:
2022 Camino Guides
The 2022 Camino guides will be coming out little by little, most of them by the end of 2021. Here is a collection of the ones that are out so far.
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
September 9, 2001.

Tortoise and hare.

The couple would zip past me. Then sit. I’d pass them. After third of fourth time they laughingly called me the tortoise.

Second pic. Post autoimmune. Post prednisone. Camino Sanabres: Ourense to SDC November 2019.

Grateful to be once again in Santiago.

Hung out with SY. Good times.
8BB0D3D9-982E-4B8B-A02A-DBD133BF362D.jpeg 476176ED-C40E-438D-9790-5B60F63B008F.jpeg
 
Last edited:

SabineP

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
some and then more. see my signature.
I also took some pics on my first Camino of abandoned shoes , I have always had a double feeling about it.
Yes, they are a picturesque sight ( with a bunch of wild flowers in it ) but on the other hand it is just plain litter imo. I never understood why people just did not carry it to the next village and put it in a garbagebin?

Ok, less grumpy now... :)

My first picture of the Camino Vasco Interior . Flecha in Irun. Inland we went , instead of following the Norte.

Day 1.jpg
 
Last edited:
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.
Past OR future Camino
Next up 2022?
Camino Sanabres: Ourense to SDC November 2019.
Gosh, it looks freezing @nycwalking! These memories are so precious, freezing or not.

My first picture of the Camino Vasco Interior
I love other people's photos of a place I've been. Everyone notices something different.

My enduring memory of at least half of this day is the deluge, and it shows on this photo! Here is my first photo from the Vasco, a bit farther along, once across the autovia and out of Irun. It was wet. But I was happy - the first day of a camino is always special, and this time I had the luxury of a whole month of walking ahead, and the company was wonderful.
20190517_085744.jpg
 

SabineP

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
some and then more. see my signature.
I love other people's photos of a place I've been. Everyone notices something different.

My enduring memory of at least half of this day is the deluge, and it shows on this photo! Here is my first photo from the Vasco, a bit farther along, once across the autovia and out of Irun. It was wet. But I was happy - the first day of a camino is always special, and this time I had the luxury of a whole month of walking ahead, and the company was wonderful.
View attachment 116458
The first time I walked together with another pilgrim, planned that is. I 'm glad that we quickly found a " social rhythm ".
We would have breakfast together and then each could go our own way! With you occasionally shouting to me when I took a wrong turn.
Still a wonder I found my way independently walking into la Puebla de Arganzon!

No in all seriousness , it was a gorgeous Camino.
To all future pilgrims who decide to walk together with someone else who is not a familymember : do not be shy to talk about finances and expectations when you decide to walk together.
We knew this Camino would be more expensive than others so we had to book private hostales or pensiones sometimes.
One of you might prefer to have a lie in after finishing for the day or read a book. The other might prefer to walk into the pueblo or town. Enough options and one is not better than the other.
I felt a bit under the weather when we had to tackle a particular difficult etapa.I preferred to take public transport.So don't try to be a hero either just in order to follow your fellow pilgrim.
 
Last edited:

Reija

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
CF 2016, CP 2017, Jakobsweg Ulm-Constance 2017-2018, Via Jacobi 2018, (Via Gebennensis 2019)
How important the breaks are! My best Camino buddy again, my daughter, taking a break, on a winter Camino. Germany 2017, somewhere near Biberach (Ulm- Constance). I wanted to post this picture because it's like total opposite to my yesterday's picture in which the break is under the hot Spanish sun.
 

Attachments

  • 22815408_10213067598998553_8967804138357100616_n.jpg
    22815408_10213067598998553_8967804138357100616_n.jpg
    86 KB · Views: 30
Camino Jewellery
A selection of Camino Jewellery
A thought-provoking Camino memoir. This day-by-day account will inspire you.
August 2, 2015. A very strange experience along a dirt road between Apúlia and Marinhas on the Camino Portuguese Coastal. Dozens and dozens of abandoned shoes and boots - some pairs but mostly mismatched. Some seem to have been recently placed and some appeared to have been there a long time. It looked like many had been buried - sticking out of the dirt along the bank. A few were squashed on the road, like they'd been driven over. :oops: Definitely not pilgrim shoes!

IMG_5512.jpeg IMG_5513.jpeg IMG_5521.jpeg
 

Reija

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
CF 2016, CP 2017, Jakobsweg Ulm-Constance 2017-2018, Via Jacobi 2018, (Via Gebennensis 2019)
August 2, 2015. A very strange experience along a dirt road between Apúlia and Marinhas on the Camino Portuguese Coastal. Dozens and dozens of abandoned shoes and boots - some pairs but mostly mismatched. Some seem to have been recently placed and some appeared to have been there a long time. It looked like many had been buried - sticking out of the dirt along the bank. A few were squashed on the road, like they'd been driven over. :oops: Definitely not pilgrim shoes!

View attachment 116466 View attachment 116467 View attachment 116468
That is strange. Unofficial dump, I guess or a burial site for shoes. :)
 

FeatherG

Member
Past OR future Camino
Portuguese Route (last 100+kms) (2011)
Finisterre Route (2012)
French Way (first 100+ kms) (2014)
Northern Coastal Route (first 100+kms) (2015)
French Way (last 100+kms) (2017)
Hey, it's anarchy here. Whatever is just fine. I will save my only abandoned shoe pic for tomorrow, just to be contrary. If I can find it, that is.
@VNwalking, I just love this photo ... it's 'alive'! The colours; the setting; I can hear that water flowing ... thank you! 😇
 
Camino Cups
Browse our selection of Camino Cups on the forum store
Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store
Past OR future Camino
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Camino Frances
east of Lorca
tunnel
I remember that tunnel fondly and I decided to find it on the internet. Accomplished.

Google Maps:

Nearby pictures:
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
I remember that tunnel fondly and I decided to find it on the internet. Accomplished.

Google Maps:

Nearby pictures:
Rick,
Thanks for your map. I totally missed the nearby Dolmen de Chacarradía as I continued on toward Jose Ramon's relaxed albergue de Lorca .
 

Mera

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
CF, Norte twice, Primitivo, Porto, Madrid
Love on the Camino Porto, 2019. This was in Padron. I got there with a great anticipation of eating a big plateful of yummy Padron Peppers, only to find out they were not in season! But the sight of this mama duck caring for her ducklings with such love and care made my day. She was making the best out of what's available.
 

Attachments

  • Mama Duck on Porto.jpg
    Mama Duck on Porto.jpg
    4.4 MB · Views: 40
Create your own ad
€1,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop

SabineP

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
some and then more. see my signature.
I feel a close connection with the regular posters, their great pictures and often very insightful comments. Thank you for having me along.
Today is a quiet dawn start from Villatuerte, CF June 2016 and not a shoe in sight.

View attachment 116502


Thank you for being here!
 
Past OR future Camino
CF 2014
CP 2016
CdelN, Fin/Muxia 2018
? CF 2022
I feel a close connection with the regular posters, their great pictures and often very insightful comments. Thank you for having me along.
Today is a quiet dawn start from Villatuerte, CF June 2016 and not a shoe in sight.

View attachment 116502

Totally agree, we have been very fortunate to be part of this amazing journey (Pilgrimage). Thank you all for sharing your experiences and responses.
Buen Camino
Anne & Pat
 

kohara

Member
Past OR future Camino
Frances 2014
Portugues 2019
Del Norte 2020
The unsung heroes behind the wine industry of La Rioja. Had a brief chat with these friendly lads, all came from Mali. Like many migrant agricultural labourers, it is perilous work, particularly in such heat with very basic living conditions and remuneration being provided.
Would make you feel very grateful for our own standard of living and station in life.

La rioja3.jpg
 
Learn how to Get "Camino Ready " 2nd Edition. In English, Spanish, German and Korean
John Brierley 2022 Camino Guide
The most selling Camino Guide is shipping November 1st. Get your today and start planning.

FourSeasons

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
CF09/10 '13
CF04/05 ‘16
Norte07 '19
CF07/08 '19
I feel a close connection with the regular posters, their great pictures and often very insightful comments. Thank you for having me along.
Today is a quiet dawn start from Villatuerte, CF June 2016 and not a shoe in sight.

View attachment 116502
I’m very grateful for this thread and this forum as a whole. Yes, I too feel that connection that only Camino can create. Thanks for being here, thank you all. ☺️ Keep on dreaming of those days a’walking.
 

Rowena

Member
Past OR future Camino
2022
I love the daily connection with the Camino that this thread provides. It’s a wonderful way to feel present on the Camino with fellow pilgrims.
I hope I have enough photos left to last until I can go back and take a whole lot more! It’s very helpful to see the variety of subject material other posters have chosen to photograph. Thank you everyone.
Rowena
 
Past OR future Camino
CF 2014
CP 2016
CdelN, Fin/Muxia 2018
? CF 2022
Pedacaes, we are standing on Ponte Velha do Marnel, dating from the 2ndC part of the original Via XVI. This machine was cutting out all the weeds etc from under and beside the restored medieval bridge which has Roman foundations. We walked over this bridge on a stretch of Roman road. CP, May, 2016.
P5093826.JPG
 
Donation to the Forum
A donation to this forum helps it continue to exists and also removes all ads for you.
Pilgrim Pouch carry bags with different designs
A lightweight carry bag handy for walking, biking, traveling, & Caminos
Past OR future Camino
Next up 2022?
I totally missed the nearby Dolmen
Likewise. I didn't even know it was there.

It looked like many had been buried - sticking out of the dirt along the bank
Creepy. Thank God they were unoccupied shoes.
There has to be a story here.
😱

So as threatened, I'm still on a shoe theme.
🙃
I only took one photo of dead shoes, early in my first camino from Leon. I didn't know then that there would be many more.
Leon-Hospital de Orbigo (7)-01.jpeg
 
Last edited:
Past OR future Camino
Spain 2013 (Roncesvalles to Santago de Compostela)
France 2015 (Le Puy to Roncesvalles)
Portugal 2017 (Porto to Santiago de Compostela)

Attachments

  • Santa Catalina de Somoza.jpg
    Santa Catalina de Somoza.jpg
    1,021.4 KB · Views: 24
how to successfully prepare for your Camino
This book's focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared.
Camino Cups
Browse our selection of Camino Cups on the forum store
Past OR future Camino
Spain 2013 (Roncesvalles to Santago de Compostela)
France 2015 (Le Puy to Roncesvalles)
Portugal 2017 (Porto to Santiago de Compostela)
View attachment 116481

Redondela --> Pontevedra
CP, Oct 2019
Such a decision ... Santiago or Fatima? A young woman selling scallop shells and other trinkets at this location insisted I accept a shell appropriate for my tiny size. June 2017
 

Attachments

  • Santiago or Fatima which way.JPG
    Santiago or Fatima which way.JPG
    772 KB · Views: 31
Past OR future Camino
06,CF;13,CP;17,SSal;19,Ingles
View attachment 116527

Almost in Vila Do Conde.CP 2015.
A lovely town.

I remember us being enticed inside a cafe that had a brazier outside... a little east of the ship in the port. It was the end point of a lovely day from Oporto...
ah! Thanks for this memory, Sabine!
 
Past OR future Camino
Spain 2013 (Roncesvalles to Santago de Compostela)
France 2015 (Le Puy to Roncesvalles)
Portugal 2017 (Porto to Santiago de Compostela)
I've responded to a couple of posts today so please forgive me if I post one more. Some people plant up discarded boots (as we've seen in previous photos) ... and some people plant up discarded clothes. I wonder if these jeans were discarded by a pilgrim - just outside Pamplona. I love all the scallop shells that decorate the walls.
 

Attachments

  • Discarded.jpg
    Discarded.jpg
    1.1 MB · Views: 32

Reija

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
CF 2016, CP 2017, Jakobsweg Ulm-Constance 2017-2018, Via Jacobi 2018, (Via Gebennensis 2019)
Good morning or good night! Sunset or sunrise colours (I can't remember which) as seen out the windows of the albergue in Ponte de Lima. CP, 2017.
 

Attachments

  • 18881805_10211866744657945_5593182239078645463_n.jpg
    18881805_10211866744657945_5593182239078645463_n.jpg
    59.5 KB · Views: 27
Camino Jewellery
A selection of Camino Jewellery
Original artwork based on your pilgrimage or other travel photos.
Past OR future Camino
Next up 2022?
Very fond memories of Rabé de las Calzadas!
Ditto. Going in the evening to Vespers with the Sisters makes it a wonderful stop. And it has one of the nicest albergues on the Camino Francés.

Last time I was there, many of us walked down to the convent and the look of delighted surprise on the face of the nun who opened the door was priceless: "Oh! So many pilgrims!"
 

Reija

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
CF 2016, CP 2017, Jakobsweg Ulm-Constance 2017-2018, Via Jacobi 2018, (Via Gebennensis 2019)
Ditto. Going in the evening to Vespers with the Sisters makes it a wonderful stop. And it has one of the nicest albergues on the Camino Francés.

Last time I was there, many of us walked down to the convent and the look of delighted surprise on the face of the nun who opened the door was priceless: "Oh! So many pilgrims!"
I have no recollection whatsoever. I looked at my credential and according to the stamps, we had stayed the night in Tardajos, two kilometres before Rabé de las Calzadas. Maybe I was sleep walking through it.
 
A thought-provoking Camino memoir. This day-by-day account will inspire you.
Peaceable Projects Inc.
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.

Chenahusky

Happy Pilgrim
Past OR future Camino
CFSJPP to SDC 2016
CIng x 2 2018
CPort. Tui May 2019
CF Ponf. June 2019
A very warm, beautiful day, with nary a cloud in the sky. Enroute to Los Arcos, I really needed a Zumo de Naranja. There like an oasis in the desert was Eduardo's cafe bar. This is the second photo, as when I looked at my first photo, I realised that I had also taken a picture of a young German woman, changing out of her shorts behind the bar. I rapidly deleted the shot. A great day with a variety of people to talk to, from around the globe. CF June 2016.

IMG_20160601_123927138.jpg
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
I've responded to a couple of posts today so please forgive me if I post one more. Some people plant up discarded boots (as we've seen in previous photos) ... and some people plant up discarded clothes. I wonder if these jeans were discarded by a pilgrim - just outside Pamplona. I love all the scallop shells that decorate the walls
Bronte,
I love it too. Walking into Pamplona I often passed that small house decorated with shells near #18 Camino Burlada and the puente de la Magdelina. It was great folkart.
 
Camino Cups
Browse our selection of Camino Cups on the forum store
Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store

mspath

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Samos
Monasterio de San Julián
albergue interior

photo taken November 25, 2011

Samos monastery, albergue.jpg

The monastery dorm was frigid when shivering I took this photo of four fellow pilgrims. There was no heat; there never had been any since construction in the 16th century!
 

SabineP

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
some and then more. see my signature.
Naron to Pontedeume 2014.jpg

On the way from Naron to Pontedeume. Camino Ingles 2014.
It might be Neda or O Pereiro, not Fene , but not sure at all.

 
how to successfully prepare for your Camino
This book's focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared.
Create your own ad
€1,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.
Past OR future Camino
Spain 2013 (Roncesvalles to Santago de Compostela)
France 2015 (Le Puy to Roncesvalles)
Portugal 2017 (Porto to Santiago de Compostela)
Bronte,
I love it too. Walking into Pamplona I often passed that small house decorated with shells near #18 Camino Burlada and the puente de la Magdelina. It was great folkart.
You are such a fountain of knowledge. I am in awe of the number of consecutive years you have been on the Camino Frances. Do you walk certain sections each year or do you walk the entire length each year? I guess living in France is such an advantage - travelling from Australia limits our Camino efforts though I must say we haven't ventured onto either of the 2 Caminos in Australia - the way of Mary Mackillop and the other one in Western Australia. Neither are as long or as well catered as the European pilgrimages.
 

Reija

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
CF 2016, CP 2017, Jakobsweg Ulm-Constance 2017-2018, Via Jacobi 2018, (Via Gebennensis 2019)
Getting our stamps in St Nikolaus church in Reute, Germany (2017). (On the wall it says: We often ask God to change our circumstances not understanding we were put into that situation so that we could change.)
 

Attachments

  • 23031161_10213067599998578_913570951904464916_n.jpg
    23031161_10213067599998578_913570951904464916_n.jpg
    72.9 KB · Views: 25

FeatherG

Member
Past OR future Camino
Portuguese Route (last 100+kms) (2011)
Finisterre Route (2012)
French Way (first 100+ kms) (2014)
Northern Coastal Route (first 100+kms) (2015)
French Way (last 100+kms) (2017)
You are such a fountain of knowledge. I am in awe of the number of consecutive years you have been on the Camino Frances. Do you walk certain sections each year or do you walk the entire length each year? I guess living in France is such an advantage - travelling from Australia limits our Camino efforts though I must say we haven't ventured onto either of the 2 Caminos in Australia - the way of Mary Mackillop and the other one in Western Australia. Neither are as long or as well catered as the European pilgrimages.
@mspath, yes ... it's 'interesting that we are 'called' to journeys further afield. Still, I've often said 'we meet the people we are meant to meet in life' & if they are on a path further afield ... that's where we will be called to! Maybe you need to meet them on Camino, so they can take those lovely trails back home in Australia, with you? We are 'called back' for a reason, time & time again (don't question it) & only those (like us) who have been on Camino, understand this. It is not for us to question, but to Hope, Trust, & Believe! Keep on, keepin' on. Buen Camino! 😇
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
You are such a fountain of knowledge. I am in awe of the number of consecutive years you have been on the Camino Frances. Do you walk certain sections each year or do you walk the entire length each year? I guess living in France is such an advantage - travelling from Australia limits our Camino efforts though I must say we haven't ventured onto either of the 2 Caminos in Australia - the way of Mary Mackillop and the other one in Western Australia. Neither are as long or as well catered as the European pilgrimages.
Bronte,
Thank you for your kind comments.
I walked 10 complete caminos
from SJPdP to SdC during the years 2004 through 2014. Sadly now at 82 I can only walk long distance in my memory.
 
Last edited:
Create your own ad
€1,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.
Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store
Past OR future Camino
Spain 2013 (Roncesvalles to Santago de Compostela)
France 2015 (Le Puy to Roncesvalles)
Portugal 2017 (Porto to Santiago de Compostela)
Bronte,
Thank you for your kind comments.
I walked 10 complete caminos
from SJPdP to SdC during the years 2004 through 2014. Sadly now at 82 I can only walk long distance in my memory.
WOW what an achievement - I'm even more in awe. I began walking my first Camino as a 60th birthday "treat" in 2013, with my husband and trusty "Bronte Bear", who I made from my husbands Grandmother's coat. On that walk we met an English couple - he celebrated his 79th birthday with us in Ponferrada. I vowed then that I would continue on these paths for as long as I am able. All your walks must provide you with the most special memories ... congratulations ... I'm sure you've been such an inspiration along the way. Please keep posting.
 
Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store
how to successfully prepare for your Camino
This book's focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared.

FeatherG

Member
Past OR future Camino
Portuguese Route (last 100+kms) (2011)
Finisterre Route (2012)
French Way (first 100+ kms) (2014)
Northern Coastal Route (first 100+kms) (2015)
French Way (last 100+kms) (2017)
Bronte,
Thank you for your kind comments.
I walked 10 complete caminos
from SJPdP to SdC during the years 2004 through 2014. Sadly now at 82 I can only walk long distance in my memory.
@mspath, your knowledge, experience, tips etc are invaluable ... so keep writing! How beautiful that you still have all those wonderful memories! I work with the elderly & a lot of them cannot remember some of their hapoy times. Please write about these 'journeys'. They are treasured memories, especially for your family, children, grandchildren, when you are no longer here. I'm sure you've passed on your 'gypsy wandering traits' to someone in the family ... & who, did You inherit it from? Happy research & writing! The Camino never leaves you! 😇👣🥰
 
Peaceable Projects Inc.
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.
Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store

Chenahusky

Happy Pilgrim
Past OR future Camino
CFSJPP to SDC 2016
CIng x 2 2018
CPort. Tui May 2019
CF Ponf. June 2019
CF June 2016. 0553 hrs, looking back at Los Arcos, enroute to Logrono. Up early to try and get ahead of a big wave. The photo looks darker than it was. I had checked the route the previous evening, so didn't need a torch. No one else on the road. As I stayed in a private hostal, I didn't wake anyone else up either.

IMG_20160602_055315046.jpg
 
2022 Camino Guides
The 2022 Camino guides will be coming out little by little, most of them by the end of 2021. Here is a collection of the ones that are out so far.
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop

Mera

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
CF, Norte twice, Primitivo, Porto, Madrid
2019 on the Primitivo. Isn't this cute? By the way, here is something that might make you smile.
  • I don’t always go the extra mile, but when I do it’s because I missed my exit.
  • A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it.
  • Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.
  • A thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for money, so I got up and searched with him.
  • When I was a kid, I wanted to be older…this is not what I expected.
  • Marriage Counselor: Your wife says you never buy her flowers. Is that true? Me: To be honest, I never knew she sold flowers.
  • We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads.
 

Attachments

  • Color Matching on Primitivo.jpg
    Color Matching on Primitivo.jpg
    2.7 MB · Views: 26
Past OR future Camino
Spain 2013 (Roncesvalles to Santago de Compostela)
France 2015 (Le Puy to Roncesvalles)
Portugal 2017 (Porto to Santiago de Compostela)

Attachments

  • Ages 1.JPG
    Ages 1.JPG
    901.9 KB · Views: 22
  • Ages 2.JPG
    Ages 2.JPG
    971.9 KB · Views: 13
  • Ages 3.JPG
    Ages 3.JPG
    993 KB · Views: 19
Fine art photography from the Camino Ways.
Donation to the Forum
A donation to this forum helps it continue to exists and also removes all ads for you.

dick bird

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
Plata, Ingles, Madrid, Norte, Primitivo, Invierno, Aragones, Olvidado, Chemin D'Arles
I haven't given up, just been away for a few days.

CHOVE EN SANTIAGO

LLUEVE EN SANTIAGO

Chove en Santiago
meu doce amor
camelia branca do ar
brila entebrecida ao sol.

Llueve en Santiago
mi dulce amor
camelia blanca del aire
brilla entre tinieblas al sol.
Chove en Santiago
na noite escura.
Herbas de prata e sono
cobren a valeira lúa.
Llueve en Santiago
en la noche oscura.
Hierbas de plata y oro
cubren la vacía luna.
Olla a choiva pola rúa
laio de pedra e cristal.
Olla no vento esvaido
soma e cinza do teu mar.
Mira la lluvia por la calle
quejido de piedra y cristal.
Mira en el viento desvanecido
fuente y ceniza de tu mar.
Soma e cinza do teu mar
Santiago, lonxe do sol;
agoa da mañan anterga
trema no meu corazón.

Fuente y ceniza de tu mar
Santiago, lejos del sol;
agua de la mañana ancestral
tiembla en mi corazón.


It is raining in Santiago,
My sweet love.
The white camellia of the air,
Shines between twilight and the sun.

It is raining in Santiago,
In the dark night.
Herbs of silver and gold,
Cover the empty moon.

Look at the rain in the street,
Moaning of crystal and stone.
See, in the wind vanishing,
Fountain and ash of your sea.

Fountain and ash of your sea,
Santiago, so far from the sun.
The water of the ancestral morning,
Is trembling in my heart.
Federico García Lorca

Lorca is the most celebrated poet of Spain. Most of his poems were written in Castilian and inspired by Andalucía and Granada where he spent his childhood and youth. However, he had happy connections with Galicia and had several Galician friends. This is part of his tribute – ‘Six Poems In Galician’ and was written in that language. Strange to say, it has rained in Santiago on every occasion I have visited it.

I have posted this before, but it is one of my favourites of Santiago.
DSC05096 (2).JPG
 
Camino Magnets
A collection of Camino Fridge Magnets
Camino Jewellery
A selection of Camino Jewellery

dick bird

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
Plata, Ingles, Madrid, Norte, Primitivo, Invierno, Aragones, Olvidado, Chemin D'Arles
Ponte de Dom Luis I , Porto. CP, May, 2016.
View attachment 116708
Constructed, you will not be surprised to hear, to a design by a student of monsieur Eiffel. There is a railway bridge just up the Douro to a similar design. When we lived in Porto we taught English and I had a class of railway engineers and administrators. One day, they all ran out of the room in great excitement - apparently two trains had found their way onto the bridge at the same time, an event widely expected to result in its collapse. Happily, the bridge is still there, in fact in 2018 we went over it to reach São Bento station, which is a stunner.
 
Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store
how to successfully prepare for your Camino
This book's focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared.

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 102 ratings
Downloads
15,327
Updated
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Downloads
7,993
Updated
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings
Downloads
7,761
Updated

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

Top