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David Tallan

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2018
I was watching a Camino video the other day (preparing to update my video list resource) and there was a scene in a bar with the clattering of cafe con leche cups and the sound really took me back to the Camino.

What sounds really take you back to the Camino? I'll start us off with a few:
- the clatter of cafe con leche cups
- a symphony of snoring
- cowbells carried in the wind
 
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Crunch, Crunch, Crunch........

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The Sound of Camino Contemplation :rolleyes:
 
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jozero

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A few come to mind...
- the whooshing of windmill blades brings me back to Alto del Perdon
- clicking of trekking poles
- the opening of a sleeping bag zipper, even more if it is multiple zippers
- the sounds of bedsprings (keep a clean mind!) as people shift in their bunkbeds
 
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Roland49

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What sounds really take you back to the Camino? I'll start us off with a few:
That's funny: the absence of sound in the Meseta (as long as you are not surrounded by other pilgrims).
Especially on the early mornings while sunrise, the birds did not start calling, the wind is chill and calm.

A vacation for my ears. Very comforting.

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Levi

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Cuckoos...I walked my first camino in spring and heard the lovely call of cuckoos so often.
Also the gorgeous call of Cetti's Warbler. It took me a long time to identify what little bird was responsible for that loud, melodic warble.
And as @VNwalking says, the clatter of stork beaks. And 'crunch, crunch' of my boots...
 

VNwalking

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Also the gorgeous call of Cetti's Warbler.
Oh! Wonderful. Now I now what that is. Gracias, Levi
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Oh! Wonderful. Now I now what that is. Gracias, Levi
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Searching for that led me to this lovely blog:
Amazing what turns up on random searches! lovely stuff! Thanks!

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I was watching a Camino video the other day (preparing to update my video list resource) and there was a scene in a bar with the clattering of cafe con leche cups and the sound really took me back to the Camino.

What sounds really take you back to the Camino? I'll start us off with a few:
- the clatter of cafe con leche cups
- a symphony of snoring
- cowbells carried in the wind
I will never forget the first time I heard a cuckoo of in the distance from the top of a hill outside of Puente La Reina on the Camino Frances. Before that the only cuckoo sounds I’d ever heard were from clocks or movies. I’m looking forward to hearing them in person once more when my wife and I walk the Frances again in Autumn, 2021 or Spring, 2022, COVID-permitting!
 

Camino Chrissy

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I will never forget the first time I heard a cuckoo of in the distance
On the Camino Frances was the very first time I had ever heard the sound of a cuckoo bird and heard them periodically in the way. I was surprised how it sounded exactly like a cuckoo clock my mom had gotten from Germany!
I also loved the clatter of the stork beaks, and the cow bells in the distance.
 

Rick of Rick and Peg

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On the Camino Frances was the very first time I had ever heard the sound of a cuckoo bird and heard them periodically in the way. I was surprised how it sounded exactly like a cuckoo clock my mom had gotten from Germany!
The first time Peg ever heard the cuckoo, climbing the hill to San Esteban in Zabaldika, she found herself counting the calls to find out the time.
 
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I posted this earlier today in the "One Day at a Time, One Photo at a Time" thread - @Rick of Rick and Peg asked me to post it here too!

I have a short movie of this scene in Viana do Castelo, Portugal that captures a moment I love. Wandering down this lane at mid afternoon when the streets are empty and quiet but for the sounds of laundry flapping in the breeze and through open windows, family life in the houses - children playing, laughter, dishes clattering with meals being prepared, conversation, music.

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