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Iriebabel

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2022
I wanted to share a wonderful gift in honor of my first Camino in April, given to me by my neighbor who does embroidery

I was wondering if anybody else have any camino memorabilia ,unique or ordinary, which they were given, bought, or found along the route before or after for their camino journey?
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Added: by the way there is no commercial interest here. Neighbor does embroidery as a hobby
 
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Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
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Iriebabel, that patch is beautiful! What a thoughtful, personal gift for a friend to give.

Robo, I remember the wonderful story you told a while back about Mr. Bean. I got a good laugh at the end, because I hadn't caught on. :) I had followed your blog in real time, and was a bit confused at this story about your travelling companion -- the blog certainly sounded like you had been travelling solo.

Poor Mr. Bean! I can still visualize him draped over the radiator trying to dry off after a downpour, while you were comfy and dry in your waterproof gear. I actually felt sorry for him!! Buen Camino, Mr. Bean! :D
 

MTowers

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Sarria to Santiago in 2015 and Camino Finisterre in September 2017
Camino Portuguese from Tui 2018
I wanted to share a wonderful gift in honor of my first Camino in April, given to me by my neighbor who does embroidery

I was wondering if anybody else have any camino memorabilia ,unique or ordinary, which they were given, bought, or found along the route before or after for their camino journey?
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Added: by the way there is no commercial interest here. Neighbor does embroidery as a hobby
 

MTowers

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What a beautiful memento of your Camino and its unique to you! Buen (future) caminos.
 
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celinehenriette

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2018
The day I walked up the Alpes on my way to Rome, I was very nervous. I had never seen the Alpes and they where so enormous and scary and I didn't know if I would be able to make it across. And then I saw a little wooden cross on the side of the road. I put it on my backpack and it's still there today. I like to believe someone was letting me know I wasn't alone.
 

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Iriebabel

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2022
The day I walked up the Alpes on my way to Rome, I was very nervous. I had never seen the Alpes and they where so enormous and scary and I didn't know if I would be able to make it across. And then I saw a little wooden cross on the side of the road. I put it on my backpack and it's still there today. I like to believe someone was letting me know I wasn't alone.
I’d like to think the same thing. It has served you well. Often the simplest thing is the most expressive
 
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Iriebabel

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My priceless items, a rosary given to me by Sister Maria from Los Filipenses of Carrion de los Condes inside the backpack, and our grandson's "walking sandal" hanging outside the backpack. I carry my backpack on all my training walks. Que la luz de Dios alumbre su camino. View attachment 39991
Important items indeed! Maybe one day your grandson will walk the camino
 
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A very moving night in the Albergue of the 17th Century Monastery at Osiera The Hospitaliero brother Marie Claire gave us an icon, if you like. Now a treasured keepsake. Worth the divergence from the route, just to be taken on a tour of the dusty 17th century library and to attend the various services
 

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Iriebabel

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A very moving night in the Albergue of the 17th Century Monastery at Osiera The Hospitaliero brother Marie Claire gave us an icon, if you like. Now a treasured keepsake. Worth the divergence from the route, just to be taken on a tour of the dusty 17th century library and to attend the various services
Beautiful!
 
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I wanted to share a wonderful gift in honor of my first Camino in April, given to me by my neighbor who does embroidery

I was wondering if anybody else have any camino memorabilia ,unique or ordinary, which they were given, bought, or found along the route before or after for their camino journey?
View attachment 39962
Added: by the way there is no commercial interest here. Neighbor does embroidery as a hobby
A beautiful gift, as has been said. Thanks for opening this space for others to share theirs, and to give Andywild the chance to make us laugh!
 

Iriebabel

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2022
A beautiful gift, as has been said. Thanks for opening this space for others to share theirs, and to give Andywild the chance to make us laugh!
Thanks to you and all those who have come before me on the camino and to those who shared he in this post. All of you have already made a mark on my memory even before the start of my first camino . This includes andywild, He definately made me laugh
 

Walking Lover

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CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
I wanted to share a wonderful gift in honor of my first Camino in April, given to me by my neighbor who does embroidery

I was wondering if anybody else have any camino memorabilia ,unique or ordinary, which they were given, bought, or found along the route before or after for their camino journey?
View attachment 39962
Added: by the way there is no commercial interest here. Neighbor does embroidery as a hobby
The shells I carry are my greatest treasures. After each Camino, I write the legs and the distances on the inside of the shell.
 

Jeff Crawley

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Year of past OR future Camino
2018
Way Cool! I have to find a way to attach my rubber duckie
Rubber Dukkies for the Win - I used shock cord around the neck (cruel I know) but was still worried about loss so then tucked him inside!

On the subject of Rubber Duckies I heard a rumour the cathedral shop had pilgrim RDs for sale - can anybody confirm?
 

Iriebabel

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Year of past OR future Camino
2022
Rubber Dukkies for the Win - I used shock cord around the neck (cruel I know) but was still worried about loss so then tucked him inside!

On the subject of Rubber Duckies I heard a rumour the cathedral shop had pilgrim RDs for sale - can anybody confirm?
Hahahha. I may have to try that. Poor duckie but he was safe inside . I hope they have rubber duckies in Saint Jean and Santiago. I will be looking
 
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People, let me tell you that your passion is upholding an ancient practice! Dee Dyas, an Englishwoman, referred to that custom in her contribution to a conference on Pilgrimage that I attended in Waterford on Friday. If you look her up you will find a reference to her work and studies. I am not much good at reporting, except for odd stuff such as that there were 10 million visitors, pilgrims/tourists, recorded at all the Cathedrals in England and probably Wales. (I didn’t hear her mention the best wee country in the world). My own mementoes are either photos or imprints of people and places, so I have no shrines. That was another word she used, in the phrase ‘instant shrines’.for Uk and neighbouring countries, she gave Grenfell as an example. So, keep up ancient and universal customs! Leave tiny spaces in your minimalist packs for your memorabilia...
 
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Cami Sant Jaume (2017)
In Catalunya, many of the farm tracks have broken brick, concrete and other masonry pounded into them. I don't know why. Where I live, New England, USA, woods trails sometimes have wood chips ground into them, especially in wet spots. On my 50 mile walk, I found ONE piece of glazed tile, blue and yellow and red, about an inch square. It's not religious or sacred or a shrine, just a nice, lightweight, little memento.
 

Jeff Crawley

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2018
In Catalunya, many of the farm tracks have broken brick, concrete and other masonry pounded into them. I don't know why. Where I live, New England, USA, woods trails sometimes have wood chips ground into them, especially in wet spots. On my 50 mile walk, I found ONE piece of glazed tile, blue and yellow and red, about an inch square. It's not religious or sacred or a shrine, just a nice, lightweight, little memento.
Rubble from a demolished building and cheaper, possibly more environmentally friendly (unless there is asbestos mixed in) than mixed stone freshly dug from a quarry. It would otherwise go to landfill.
 

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