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Pictures from our Camino Frances (August-September 2007)

#1
We have returned home to Canada from our walk on the Camino Frances. Thanks to everyone here who helped us plan a camino that was just right for us!The experience was challenging, stimulating and rewarding. We met wonderful people and saw some marvelous sights.

I learned to love all the pilgrims, the Spanish people who were so generous and encouraging to us, some special hospitaleros/as, the beautiful priests in Los Arcos and Boente, and the big-hearted peregrino, Marcelino.

The pilgrim mass in Los Arcos was special, as was the pilgrim mass in Santiago and the nun with the angelic voice.

I've loaded images of some of those sights into a Web Album that you can find here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/kevin.hikerboy/TheCamino

Just click on "Slide Show" to have a look at them.
 

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#3
I really enjoyed looking at your pictures Kevin, they're fantastic ! I'm not going til April 08 but they make me want to be there now.
Arlene
 

KiwiNomad06

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy-Santiago(2008) Cluny-Conques+prt CF(2012)
#4
Magnificent photos Kevin, thanks. I loved all the little details you captured along the way.
Margaret
 

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Javier

Active Member
#7
Pamplona Cathedral........................I have problem Ivar ? Porque no me aparece la foto completa ??
Muchas gracias.Thanks


 
#8
Oh wow, those pictures are great! I was in Belorado that same night at their fiesta. I was dancing with my Irish friend who is also from this forum So 3 of us were there! I had to stop walking for 2 weeks due to a ligament problem and have been walking again. I am in Portomarin and hsould be in Santiago in 4 days. Ivar, how are you coming along with your albergue? If you are there, I would love to meet you. How would I do that?
I amhaving a very nice time.
With Love
Lillian
 
#12
Hi Kevin,
The pictures are excellent. we are about to head off in 5 days. It has been a busy lead up, not leaving much time to think about the Camino. Your pictures have us very inspired now!
Anna and Michelle
 
#14
I can't believe the fantastic weather you had in Galicia. We went (biked) in June and were wet for the whole week from Astorga to Santiago. It actually made me rather unhappy. If the weather had been fair, it would have been so much more enjoyable on the bike.
Anyways, I haven't been here in ages. But we agreed with my BF yesterday that we would do the Camino again, probably in about 5 years time before we leave Europe. I'm already looking forward to it, if that's at all possible :-D
 

Deirdre

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (2007), Camino Francés (2008), Camino Portugués (2010), Camino Aragonés - from Lourdes (2012)
#15
Fantastic photos! You so captured the essence of the Camino! We too were fortunate enough to have the botafumeiro at our Pilgrim Mass. But our positioning was such that I didn't get any good photos of it! Yours are wonderful! You've inspired me to try to get my photos posted! Buen Camino!
 
#16
Thanks to all our Santiago-Today friends for their kind comments about our photos.

We were blessed with excellent weather, and we can't help but reflect on how different the experience would have been under less favourable conditions. We had only one day of rain, which we rather enjoyed in a perverse way. I'm sure we would have felt differently had we faced many rainy days and muddy tracks, as some of you did.

To Klarita and the other biker pilgrims, we developed a tremendous appreciation/admiration for your particular challenges on the way, and we were constantly amazed at the friendly bikers that passed us on seemingly impassable (by bike, anyway) sections of the Camino.

The camino beckons still, and dreams of ways not yet traveled to Santiago are calling us back.
Should we follow that dream, or seek counselling?
 
#18
Hi Kevin,
Dream the dream, stay with it.
I originally intended to do the pilgrimage when I retired - it seemed that would give a 'window'; but I became ill and because of that I had the space to begin the walk from Le Puy in 1996; but what had been sown in the mind was to walk from home, literally to walk out of one's own door like the medieval pilgrims. I eventually was able to do that in 2005, I was able to live the dream.
So whatever your dream, you will know the time.
Buen Camino,
Brendan
 
#19
>>>The camino beckons still, and dreams of ways not yet traveled to Santiago are calling us back.
Should we follow that dream, or seek counselling?>>>>

A great photo journey Kevin (and 'pretty in pink' Peg). Thanks. You have an artistic eye. Now I don't need to go :D
I think the Camino has more chance of 'clearing the mind' than any of the therapists I have seen !! Should be a manditory task towards their certification :D I expect "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" has taken on a new meaning.
lillypond.
 

Deirdre

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (2007), Camino Francés (2008), Camino Portugués (2010), Camino Aragonés - from Lourdes (2012)
#20
Hi Lilypond,
On the Camino it's all small stuff... water, shelter and food... in that order. The rest? Well, none of it really matters.
Deirdre
 
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