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Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
wish I had seen this yesterday! - thought I should pass it on .....

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Ha ha ...very funny
This almost got me ....almost!
It's good to have a few hearty laughs in the morning.....or indeed anytime
 

dfox

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Camino(s) past & future
CF (4/2017)
CP (5/2019)
Yeah. Now the ticks are catching flights on urban moths and jumping on you from above while you think you are sleeping safely in the city.
The danger of ticks is when they carry lyme disease.

Ticks do not "fly". They wait patiently on tall grass for mammal passing by and "jump" on them.

A way to avoid them is to walk on paved roads/trails, not close to tall grass.

A way to spot ticks easier on a body is to wear light-coloured clothing.

Hikers in affected areas are advised to wear light-colored long sleeves shirt and trousers.

There was no tick warning on Camino Francis in 5/2017 and Camino Portugues in 5/2019.

More information:
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking.
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
David is first and foremost a Camino Angel to many by bringing his First Aid kit, coming to the rescue of any pilgrim needing help on the Way. Secondly, he has a great sense of humor and wit, which has given me a laugh a number of times over the past two years. I always enjoy his input!
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking.
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
A short questionnaire:

Are you a Camino addict? Tick
Are you a Forum addict? Tick
Are you a habitual Pilgrim? Tick
How do you catch Lyme Disease? Tic

Take the necessary precautions Pilgrims but do not let fear be your guide. Tick
Tinky, I've seen your own funny bone and dry humor on numerous occasions over the last 2+ years, and when you engage it, it never disappoints...like now!
 
Camino(s) past & future
I live next to the Grand Châtenet section
I had three ticks on me yesterday, all spotted before they took a bite and all killed.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Leon - Santiago (2015); Ingles (2016); Baiona - Santiago (2018); Pamplona - Burgos (2020!)
My first Camino, I wound up with what looked like a tick bite (had to Google it, we're fortunate not to have much trouble with ticks in Los Angeles). Then I had to Google whether there was Lyme disease in Europe (spoiler: not yet, for the most part). Still, I went from oblivious and spoiled to more aware of the dangers, so that's something, right?
 

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