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Shells and stones

Camino(s) past & future
Frances St Jean -Santiago April -June 2017
Portugues September 2018
#1
My wife and I walked the Frances from SJPDP last April /May and loved it!
So we decided to walk again in September this time the Portugues central route from Porto.
I am wondering is there somewhere to purchase our camino shell in Porto?
Also we both loved the idea of carrying a small stone to leave with all the others at Cruz de Ferro especially as my wife's mother had passed away the year before.We wil both carry one with us this time and leave them at an appropriate spot. I'm sure there wll be many.Any suggestions?
It's our Ruby wedding anniversary in September so this is a special camino for us!
 

Kanga

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Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese.
#2
Why not visit a fishmonger and buy some scallops, eat them, and then use the shells? It is what I do when I take a shell from home.
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (Planning)
#3
I do not carry shells, but my Portuguese Camino last year i carried a little rock for a friend. I left it at Cruz dos Franceses, a cross a bit before Alto da portela Grande, on the way to São Roque.

So glad I did, because that uphill was the roughest and toughest I've seen on both my Caminos (truth told, i did not cross the Pyrenees. But man, that Alto was HARD). So I felt like I left her rock behind and then, right after, got rid of any fear, sweat and doubt I had in my own body along that uphill.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances St Jean -Santiago April -June 2017
Portugues September 2018
#4
Why not visit a fishmonger and buy some scallops, eat them, and then use the shells? It is what I do when I take a shell from home.
Could be a visit to Sydney fish market kill two birds with one stone pun intended!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances St Jean -Santiago April -June 2017
Portugues September 2018
#5
I do not carry shells, but my Portuguese Camino last year i carried a little rock for a friend. I left it at Cruz dos Franceses, a cross a bit before Alto da portela Grande, on the way to São Roque.

So glad I did, because that uphill was the roughest and toughest I've seen on both my Caminos (truth told, i did not cross the Pyrenees. But man, that Alto was HARD). So I felt like I left her rock behind and then, right after, got rid of any fear, sweat and doubt I had in my own body along that uphill.
Thanks for that! Just checked in the "Brierley Bible " yes it looks steep alright we were hoping for something a little less hilly this time around!
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (Planning)
#6
we were hoping for something a little less hilly this time around!
Truth be said, that hill was awful. But it was the only "bad" part of the trail, the rest was pretty tranquil all the way to Santiago :)
 

Jerry_R

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
possibility in future
#8
Could be a visit to Sydney fish market kill two birds with one stone pun intended!
Not necessary, really... take Grape seeds with you instead!
Historically, Jacquez grape seeds were preferred as opposed to leaving stones behind along the Camino wayside. Pilgrims believed they would be granted a wish...
Please see my "Camino" article which links this ritual down the centuries at the following URL address:
https://www.news24.com/MyNews24/a-l...grapevine-and-the-camino-de-santiago-20180620
Go well... ;-)
Jerry_R
 
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