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Via Gebennensis June 2018
Via Podiensis, Camino Del Norte 2018
#1
Day 2 of our Camino.
We (my wife Rachel and I) are walking from Switzerland to SdC.
We started yesterday from Switzerland, walking what is known as the "Bretelle du Chablais", linking the Chablais region in Switzerland to Geneva, on the south side of Lake Geneva.
We're then walking the via Gebennensis to Le Puy-en-Velay.
After a few days in Le Puy, we're going to SJPDP on the via Podiensis.
To connect to the Camino del Norte, we're walking the Voie Nive-Bidassoa from SJPDP to Hendaye.
We have a blog, which we started when we left home in Australia: www.polarsteps.com/AndrewGuillaume.
It is bilingual so Rachel's family can follow.
Day 1 was interesting, and having survived this, we reckon the Camino from Irun will be totally feasible.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#5
Day 2 of our Camino.
We (my wife Rachel and I) are walking from Switzerland to SdC.
We started yesterday from Switzerland, walking what is known as the "Bretelle du Chablais", linking the Chablais region in Switzerland to Geneva, on the south side of Lake Geneva.
We're then walking the via Gebennensis to Le Puy-en-Velay.
After a few days in Le Puy, we're going to SJPDP on the via Podiensis.
To connect to the Camino del Norte, we're walking the Voie Nive-Bidassoa from SJPDP to Hendaye.
We have a blog, which we started when we left home in Australia: www.polarsteps.com/AndrewGuillaume.
It is bilingual so Rachel's family can follow.
Day 1 was interesting, and having survived this, we reckon the Camino from Irun will be totally feasible.
This being Tuesday morning, I am up to date with your blog entries. You both look so happy! What a marvellous trip. I almost feel as if I am travelling with you!
 

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#8
Just bumping this to the top in case others, like me, have forgotten about AJ's glorious walk. He and his wife are now on Day 57, now about two weeks into the LePuy route. There are great pictures. I find the polarsteps site a bit hard to navigate, but I've discovered that by putting the mouse on the little walker up top, I can move across the time line to see posts from whichever day I land on.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Via Gebennensis June 2018
Via Podiensis, Camino Del Norte 2018
#9
Just bumping this to the top in case others, like me, have forgotten about AJ's glorious walk. He and his wife are now on Day 57, now about two weeks into the LePuy route. There are great pictures. I find the polarsteps site a bit hard to navigate, but I've discovered that by putting the mouse on the little walker up top, I can move across the time line to see posts from whichever day I land on.
Thank you Laurie!
Our blog includes some pre-walk stuff. We're starting our 40th day of walking, and things are going well. Thanks to @davebugg 's advice, my leg problems disappeared a few days after I reported them, and we're blister free.
We've been lucky with the weather, only had 3 days over all when we had to walk in the rain. Thunderstorms are forecasted for today though...
Between Geneva and Le Puy, we walked alone most of the time, and didn't have much interaction with pilgrims.
Here on the Podiensis, in comparison, we're meeting lots of people.
In two days we'll be in Conques, where we have a day's rest.
 
#10
Thanks to @davebugg 's advice, my leg problems disappeared a few days after I reported them, and we're blister free.
There’s got to be a special place in heaven reserved for @davebugg.

I am glad the weather has been so good for you, what a wonderful camino. And lucky you to be able to bring in family for a respite in LePuy!
 
#11
I am bringing AJ’s post up to the top in case there were people who missed it and would enjoy the polarsteps site. This is an epic walk, from Switzerland through France and on to the Norte. I have to admit slight tinges of longing always creep in when I look at the latest posts, but they are outweighed by the fun it is to follow along. I am particularly looking forward to the Norte segment, because I think AJ has plans to take every single coastal alternative I was able to find for 2017, and then a few more he found since then. I cannot wait to follow!
 

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