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September 2016
#1
I know you are going to love this story...

I left Puente La Reina this morning. I entered the town of Maneru and was going to keep on walking straight through. I stopped and double backed to stop for a coffee and to practice what I preach about foot care. As I was standing there chatting with a long lost friend from 3 days ago, a man walked up and said, "Does anyone know Shawna Morris?"
I turned and said, "That's me!"
"I found your passport and your peregrino passport back at the albergue!"
Wow. I had a feeling I forgot something this morning. So then, after 20 minutes of failed attempts to get a taxi, the owner of this cafe albergue gave me a ride to get my passport. Now, it's hard to convey in words here the level of commitment to helping me that these proprietors had, but it was moving.
And because of this detour, I got to know a smidge of these two...they met on the Camino about ten years ago, and about 4 months ago bought this albergue, which is very nice and clean. It is called El Cantero, and it is in Maneru. Please stop in and give them some love.

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#5
Great story! Maneru was a pretty little hamlet in 2000 (if my memory is right and it is a few km before Cirauqui). (I was flashed outside the cemetery on the way out of town, but that bad memory doesn't change my assessment). But I do remember being there a few years later and seeing tons of cranes and construction. What's the situation now? Great news that there is a nice Albergue, it is a perfect "between stages" place to stop!
 

purplesage

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Camino Francais, Finisterre and Muxia (2012) , Camino Portuguese 2014, Camino Inglese 2015, Camino Muxia 2015, Incomplete part of CF 2015 ... will hopefully finish later this year
#8
I know you are going to love this story...

I left Puente La Reina this morning. I entered the town of Maneru and was going to keep on walking straight through. I stopped and double backed to stop for a coffee and to practice what I preach about foot care. As I was standing there chatting with a long lost friend from 3 days ago, a man walked up and said, "Does anyone know Shawna Morris?"
I turned and said, "That's me!"
"I found your passport and your peregrino passport back at the albergue!"
Wow. I had a feeling I forgot something this morning. So then, after 20 minutes of failed attempts to get a taxi, the owner of this cafe albergue gave me a ride to get my passport. Now, it's hard to convey in words here the level of commitment to helping me that these proprietors had, but it was moving.
And because of this detour, I got to know a smidge of these two...they met on the Camino about ten years ago, and about 4 months ago bought this albergue, which is very nice and clean. It is called El Cantero, and it is in Maneru. Please stop in and give them some love.

I'm trying to load a picture, but I can't and need to move along.
Just beautiful. Buen Camino :), Caesar
 

LesBrass

Likes Walking
Camino(s) past & future
yes...
#9
Wonderful story!

I fell over at the entrance to Maneru... face planted hard on the concrete :( No real harm done so I dusted myself off and carried on... I did end up with a black eye, bruised and swollen nose, grazed and bruised chin and mouth, cut lip and wow my knees hurt!

But you've reminded me that a very nice lady stopped and gave me her good luck charm which now lives in my purse... and I must take it out and put it in my rucksack to take with me to Seville!

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I would have left it behind if I hadn't read your post... so thank you! :cool:

p.s. I cant believe I'm sharing that photo!! :oops::oops::oops:
 

mla1

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2000); Ch St. Giles (2013); Le Puy to SJPP (May/June 2015); vdlp 2016
#10
LesBrass - I did exactly the same thing a couple of years ago in the UK. It was winter. I'd just finished walking the Cotswolds Way, and was feeling pretty proud of myself for squeezing in a good walk in December. I was wandering around Bath, waiting to meet some friends for dinner in a fairly posh restaurant, when I tripped on the uneven pavement. I spent the next few days looking just like your photo - which of course was lovely for going through customs and immigration on the way home. It was also a bit tricky to have supper while holding a bag of ice on my face!
 

Wokabaut_Meri

merely labeled
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances SJPdP - Santiago (April/May 2015)
#11
The true Camino Spirit :)

Some wonderful synchronicity unfolding there...

It's frightening just how easy it is to leave something behind though. So glad that it all worked out well for you.

Buen Camino!
 
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Some, and with luck, some more.
#16
I know you are going to love this story...

I left Puente La Reina this morning. I entered the town of Maneru and was going to keep on walking straight through. I stopped and double backed to stop for a coffee and to practice what I preach about foot care. As I was standing there chatting with a long lost friend from 3 days ago, a man walked up and said, "Does anyone know Shawna Morris?"
I turned and said, "That's me!"
"I found your passport and your peregrino passport back at the albergue!"
Wow. I had a feeling I forgot something this morning. So then, after 20 minutes of failed attempts to get a taxi, the owner of this cafe albergue gave me a ride to get my passport. Now, it's hard to convey in words here the level of commitment to helping me that these proprietors had, but it was moving.
And because of this detour, I got to know a smidge of these two...they met on the Camino about ten years ago, and about 4 months ago bought this albergue, which is very nice and clean. It is called El Cantero, and it is in Maneru. Please stop in and give them some love.

I'm trying to load a picture, but I can't and need to move along.
Ivar,
Can I like this ten times?
 
A

Anemone del Camino

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#17
Walking into Maneru on a grey and drizzly morning I told myself that this moment in time had been tailor made for me: I breed a rare Spaniel, and it is thought it goes back to a Spanish breed called Pachon de Navarra. What did I see in the middle of the Maneru plaza? A Pachon! I'm convinced there is not another pilgrim who would have cared on bit, but for me it was like finding the holy grail.
 
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Camino Frances (SJPdP-Burgos, 2015)
Camino Frances (Burgos-Sarria, 2018)
Sarria-Santiago (Oct. 2018)
#18
Wow. Wonderful story, Shawnasong! Thanks for sharing.
 

annakappa

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Part frances jun 07/rest frances may- jun 2008/Frances sept-oct 2009/ Sanabres Oct 2010/Frances sept-oct 2011/Aragones Sept-Oct 2012. Hospitalero Sept 2010, Amiga in Pilgrim's Office Oct 2013. Part Primitivo Oct 2013. Portugues from Porto June 2015.
#21
I know you are going to love this story...

I left Puente La Reina this morning. I entered the town of Maneru and was going to keep on walking straight through. I stopped and double backed to stop for a coffee and to practice what I preach about foot care. As I was standing there chatting with a long lost friend from 3 days ago, a man walked up and said, "Does anyone know Shawna Morris?"
I turned and said, "That's me!"
"I found your passport and your peregrino passport back at the albergue!"
Wow. I had a feeling I forgot something this morning. So then, after 20 minutes of failed attempts to get a taxi, the owner of this cafe albergue gave me a ride to get my passport. Now, it's hard to convey in words here the level of commitment to helping me that these proprietors had, but it was moving.
And because of this detour, I got to know a smidge of these two...they met on the Camino about ten years ago, and about 4 months ago bought this albergue, which is very nice and clean. It is called El Cantero, and it is in Maneru. Please stop in and give them some love.

I'm trying to load a picture, but I can't and need to move along.
The perfect example of Camino spirit!
By the way, have you met up with Diana ( from Costa Rica too) yet?
 
Camino(s) past & future
start in september (2016)
#24
What a nice story. I am about to start the Camino, from Mont-de-Marsan in France, together with my dog. I've read some alarming stories here (especially the death of the Belgian Pelgrim), but this story is how I imagine it to be. Thanks for posting it.
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
#26
What a nice story. I am about to start the Camino, from Mont-de-Marsan in France, together with my dog. I've read some alarming stories here (especially the death of the Belgian Pelgrim), but this story is how I imagine it to be. Thanks for posting it.

Hi Veerle and welcome here.

Just a small question : is your dog used to walking long distances? Are you taking a cart with you where he can rest time to time? I ask this because there are some threads here that discuss the pro and cons of taking your dog on the Camino.

Ultreia from a fellow Belgian.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#27
And do you take a tent where you can sleep with your dog and do you have your travel back sorted out as public transport in Spain isn't exactly dog friendly ... SY
 

Smallest_Sparrow

Life is rarely what you expect or believe it to be
Camino(s) past & future
2012: most of some, all of a few, a bit of others
#29
I heartily agree (and have written elsewhere) that taking a pet on the camino may not be in the best interest of the pet. That said, should people do it anyway (imagine, not listening to me :rolleyes:...why am I having flashbacks to not listening in the SJPdP pilgrim office?) then please ake sure they stay on a lead, that they have ID on their collar with phone that will be answered, and email, and that they have an implanted microchip with up-to-date contact info. Just think how you and your beloved pet would feel and fare should they become separated from you.
edit: especially since they probably don't speak the language, so people calling to them if they get loose might just scare or confuse them....i spent a fair amount of time say 'bueno perro, bonito perro' as I tiptoed around some Cujos on the Norte and Primitivo....I don't think they appreciated my badly rolled r's anymore than most Spaniards
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#30
Actually the major language confusion with Spanish canines is with clacking your tongue. Anywhere else in Europe it is a signal for 'good dog, come here, say hello' whilst in Spain it means 'BAD DOG, GO AWAY/BUZZ OFF!'. Buen Camino, SY
 

Smallest_Sparrow

Life is rarely what you expect or believe it to be
Camino(s) past & future
2012: most of some, all of a few, a bit of others
#31
Actually the major language confusion with Spanish canines is with clacking your tongue. Anywhere else in Europe it is a signal for 'good dog, come here, say hello' whilst in Spain it means 'BAD DOG, GO AWAY/BUZZ OFF!'. Buen Camino, SY
very good to know ... of course, i can't make that clacking sound either...stupid, defective tongue :(
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#32
I met two pilgrims with happy dogs.... It was such HARD work though, for the humans....
One had a tent and always looked after his dog first. He was fabulous.
The other had 2 dogs and stopped all the time to see to them.... Equally wonderful.
We lost each other of course but it was a wonderful sight.
I couldn't recommend it, really, honestly, if you walk the Camino for something in you. If you walk with a dog, you walk FOR the dog and so it should be, cos he sure didn't ask to be there ;)
 
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SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
#35
Thanks for your good advice. It has been very useful. I decided on the last moment to leave the dog at home. Difficult decision, but a wise one I think. I will start tomorrow at Saint-Jean-Pied-De-Port.
I think it is a very wise decision!
Buen Camino en veel plezier!
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#36
Thanks for your good advice. It has been very useful. I decided on the last moment to leave the dog at home. Difficult decision, but a wise one I think. I will start tomorrow at Saint-Jean-Pied-De-Port.
Well done, your dog will thank you! Buen Camino, SY
 
Camino(s) past & future
2016 Camino Frances - SJPdP to SdC
#37
I know you are going to love this story...

I left Puente La Reina this morning. I entered the town of Maneru and was going to keep on walking straight through. I stopped and double backed to stop for a coffee and to practice what I preach about foot care. As I was standing there chatting with a long lost friend from 3 days ago, a man walked up and said, "Does anyone know Shawna Morris?"
I turned and said, "That's me!"
"I found your passport and your peregrino passport back at the albergue!"
Wow. I had a feeling I forgot something this morning. So then, after 20 minutes of failed attempts to get a taxi, the owner of this cafe albergue gave me a ride to get my passport. Now, it's hard to convey in words here the level of commitment to helping me that these proprietors had, but it was moving.
And because of this detour, I got to know a smidge of these two...they met on the Camino about ten years ago, and about 4 months ago bought this albergue, which is very nice and clean. It is called El Cantero, and it is in Maneru. Please stop in and give them some love.

I'm trying to load a picture, but I can't and need to move along.
I know exactly the two hospitaleros that you are talking about! Earlier this summer I left my sunhat behind at Uterga and when I realized it I was in Maneru and stopped in at El Cantero to see if they might be able to call the other albergue for me and they managed to have it sent on to Villatuerta with a cyclist and I picked it up down the Way. A sunhat is not a passport, I know, but I was so grateful to have these two kind people care enough to help me :) will never forget it. Their stamp is still one of my most treasured in my credencial!
 
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Kerstinh47

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 16 May - 29 June, 2014
#38
I love this story so much! What would happen if someone collected these beautiful stories of humanity as we have walked, and compiled them into a feel good coffee table book.... I have a few stories of the depth of human spirit from my camino, and I know that just about every pilgrim has their stories, too. Thanks for sharing.
 

Peregrinopaul

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
VdlP(2012) Madrid(2014)Frances(2015) VdlP(2016)
VdlP(2017)Sanabres (2018) Frances reverse(2018)
#39
I know you are going to love this story...
"I found your passport and your peregrino passport back at the albergue!".
Nothing to do with the camino, Shawna, but I had a similar experience. I was flagged down by a passing vehicle while driving on a highway in Perth. The driver said, "Have you lost your wallet?". Indeed I had, though I was unaware of it until that moment. He'd picked it up in a cinema, and some time later noticed he was driving behind a car with (to him) unusual Carnarvon number plates!
 


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