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Kazibar

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015
I have recently been diagnosed with advanced cancer, which means my Camino perambulations have come to an abrupt end at least for now. I would like to walk as part of my recovery as its about the only exercise that works with my chemo. Inspired by Phil Volker, I want to use my step counter to walk the Camino virtually, whilst circling my local park. Its what cloistered nuns did in the Middle Ages and I feel I am somewhat cloistered.

When I came home from my first Camino in 2015, I found a website that allowed you to see where you were, had pictures of what you were passing as you counted steps. But I can't find it. World Walks have a Camino challenge, but it only has 9 break points, wheras this had (on the first day), Honto, Orisson, the cirgin statue, the food truck etc etc.

Can you help me find it please????
 

David

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Hi Kazibar - I rather love your positive attitude! Can't help you with your specific search but there are Camino overlays for Google Earth that you can zoom in on, get eye-level views, close ups - photos, etc - here is one - hope it helps xx
 

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Anamiri

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
I have recently been diagnosed with advanced cancer, which means my Camino perambulations have come to an abrupt end at least for now. I would like to walk as part of my recovery as its about the only exercise that works with my chemo. Inspired by Phil Volker, I want to use my step counter to walk the Camino virtually, whilst circling my local park. Its what cloistered nuns did in the Middle Ages and I feel I am somewhat cloistered.

When I came home from my first Camino in 2015, I found a website that allowed you to see where you were, had pictures of what you were passing as you counted steps. But I can't find it. World Walks have a Camino challenge, but it only has 9 break points, wheras this had (on the first day), Honto, Orisson, the cirgin statue, the food truck etc etc.

Can you help me find it please????
I have seen some of John Sikora's videos that record sections of the Camino.. They are a faster than walking pace, but show the Camino unfolding at walking pace.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
Kazibar, sorry to hear of your diagnosis, best wishes for a full recovery but in the meantime I fully support your "virtual Camino". Not having been able to get out on a decent walk myself over the winter I've been doing some virtual walking myself using my Compostelas as triggers.

There's a long tradition of pilgrimages "on the spot" look at the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral for instance:

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I've been putting together some Google Earth videos from Sarria to SdC over the past few days for two friends who are walking it in June and intend to include bars and cafes as waymarkers. They look like the ones David has supplied above but with markers (blue scallops for the overnight stops and coffee cups for the bars) as you "fly" along. I've saved then as mp4 files.

Not sure if this would be of use but willing to share if you'd like? When do you intend to start "walking"? I could have a go at some more starting at SJPP if you like.

Either way - Buen Camino!
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
Hi Kazibar - I rather love your positive attitude! Can't help you with your specific search but there are Camino overlays for Google Earth that you can zoom in on, get eye-level views, close ups - photos, etc - here is one - hope it helps xx
Wish I'd had this one earlier - would have saved me doing a similar thing over the past two days (Sarria to SdC).

For those not familiar with Google Earth trails, open David's file in Google Earth Pro (free download) and look to the column on the left:

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Pick on the section you are interested in and then click the icon bottom right (three circles linked and a right pointing black arrowhead circled) - warning it can be a bit stomach churning depending on the twists, turns and speed of the flight!
 
Camino(s) past & future
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Hey Kazibar
If you're going to walk a virtual camino, you'll need a virtual pilgrim's passport. And for that you'll need to get stamps. Happy to send scanned stamps off my passports for wherever you rock up each virtual everning, if that's something you'd like to have. Sure others would chip in too - that's what we do on the camino :)
Best wishes, tom
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
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Hi Kazibar - I rather love your positive attitude! Can't help you with your specific search but there are Camino overlays for Google Earth that you can zoom in on, get eye-level views, close ups - photos, etc - here is one - hope it helps xx
Thank you, my friend: I am "walking" right now!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
Hey Kazibar
If you're going to walk a virtual camino, you'll need a virtual pilgrim's passport. And for that you'll need to get stamps. Happy to send scanned stamps off my passports for wherever you rock up each virtual everning, if that's something you'd like to have.
Tom, that's a wonderful offer but did you know that there is a website where these are collected? Click on the UK flag icon at this site:
http://www.lossellosdelcamino.com/
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
Hi Rick
I didn't know about that! Handy. But unfortunately my browser won't connect to that link as it says the website is not set up securely.
Very odd. The link says to use the unsecure protocol http not the secure https protocol (you wouldn't be passing important data back and forth after all.)
Maybe the browser was setup not to connect with http?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
Hey Kazibar
If you're going to walk a virtual camino, you'll need a virtual pilgrim's passport. And for that you'll need to get stamps. Happy to send scanned stamps off my passports for wherever you rock up each virtual everning, if that's something you'd like to have. Sure others would chip in too - that's what we do on the camino :)
Best wishes, tom
Beautiful.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
I have recently been diagnosed with advanced cancer, which means my Camino perambulations have come to an abrupt end at least for now. I would like to walk as part of my recovery as its about the only exercise that works with my chemo. Inspired by Phil Volker, I want to use my step counter to walk the Camino virtually, whilst circling my local park. Its what cloistered nuns did in the Middle Ages and I feel I am somewhat cloistered.

When I came home from my first Camino in 2015, I found a website that allowed you to see where you were, had pictures of what you were passing as you counted steps. But I can't find it. World Walks have a Camino challenge, but it only has 9 break points, wheras this had (on the first day), Honto, Orisson, the cirgin statue, the food truck etc etc.

Can you help me find it please????
Kazibar, if you have anyone who knows how to access history on your machine, you could find the website, I bet. I so wish I could wave a wand for you. Both against the b.... cancer, and to find the website again. Once again, technicians can have virtual control of your machine if you give permission. Maybe someone in your close circle can organise that for you... meantime, enjoy the virtual links you are getting from others. Xx
 

Nanc

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Sept 2016)
SDC/ Finesterre/ Muxia (2016)
Kazibar we support you on your Camino both the real and the virtual.

Remembering brings tears of gratitude. We had a local guy on Vashon Island who desired doing the Camino but ended up stopped by advanced incurable cancer. (He appeared in the newspaper as his story spread.)
He had posted a map of the Camino Frances on his wall at home and each day walked a bit in his yard. Depending on his strength and treatments, the walks varied in length. And each mile was marked on map.

When he reached a point and was given a break from treatments, friends and family got him to one section of the Camino in Spain (can't remember which) and their support continued in both reality and virtuality as he stepped on the path.

His walks in his yard were as inspirational as on the Camino. We rooted for him on his walks at home, for in those moments, he was not a cancer patient but a pilgrim
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
When I came home from my first Camino in 2015, I found a website that allowed you to see where you were, had pictures of what you were passing as you counted steps.
I don't think this is what you want but it may be close enough. Just an hour ago I blundered onto a YouTube channel that had a SJPdP to Muxia camino recorded. And the videos listed are long. A seven and a half hour trip along the Route Napoleon was recorded in a five hour video for example. I noticed that one day had almost seven hours of video although there are some of just a few hours. The videos were made (or uploaded) by BK Lee recording a trip made between September 18 and October 23, 2018. They are listed at the webpage linked to below with day 1 at the bottom.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHRj1BI6Cyk4HSezaGGfgTQ
 

MichelleElynHogan

Veteran Member
I have recently been diagnosed with advanced cancer, which means my Camino perambulations have come to an abrupt end at least for now. I would like to walk as part of my recovery as its about the only exercise that works with my chemo. Inspired by Phil Volker, I want to use my step counter to walk the Camino virtually, whilst circling my local park. Its what cloistered nuns did in the Middle Ages and I feel I am somewhat cloistered.

When I came home from my first Camino in 2015, I found a website that allowed you to see where you were, had pictures of what you were passing as you counted steps. But I can't find it. World Walks have a Camino challenge, but it only has 9 break points, wheras this had (on the first day), Honto, Orisson, the cirgin statue, the food truck etc etc.

Can you help me find it please????
Hi Kaz,

First, I am praying a positive outcome for your fight and recovery.

Now, I have been looking for what you need and have not found anything yet. And thinking about it, can you imagine how popular it would be if it did exist? So many here would be accessing it all the time for their Camino fix, including me.

So I started thinking, "I need to introduce you to Efren Gonzalez." Now, Efren is a real hiker. I found him on Youtube in 2017 while he was walking the Camino Frances, about 13 months before my planned return. He did daily reports and included drone camera work as well. Then, after it was over, and he went home, he split out all the drone footage and recombined it, by Spanish province, 7 of them. So, just for the Camino Frances alone, his youtube installments can offer about 45 episodes.

Now, last Fall (2018), he did the Via Francigena, Canterbury to Rome. And, you may like this, he is leaving on Mon Mar 11/19 for the Camino Portugues and the Camino Norte.

You can find his Youtube channel at, "Efren."

I hope this is a help.
 

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