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Waiting To Board My Flight

davebugg

DustOff: "When I have your wounded."
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
#1
Sitting here, waiting to board the flight, things feel suddenly calm --- sorta like being at the end of a storm when the skies suddenly clear. It's almost a tad bit surreal that after so much planning, and with a few kinks to work out, the time has arrived to begin.... NOW.

Maybe I'll see some of you that are starting over the next few days; I hope so. My pack has a Forum member patch sewn on, so if you see me, say "hi".

To all who have blessed me with your help, patience, and friendship, words cannot express strongly enough my gratitude and appreciation.
---Dave
 

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nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014). Hospitalera: 2002, Ponferrada. 2004, Rabanal del Camino.
#2
Davebugg,
May Santiago guide you to him with with more joy than you can possibly imagine.
As life teaches us repeatedly, delay does not mean denial. Have a great flight.
Buen camino.
 

Robo

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
Alone.
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CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
with my wife Pat.
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CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
together again :-)
#4
Buen Camino Dave. Awesome that you are finally on your way!
You can look forward to that surreal 'buzz' when you at last get to start walking and realise...
Wow I'm really here :)

Enjoy every step.
Buen Camino.
 

Waka

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Camino(s) past & future
Some but not all, and other routes too.
#5
Have a fantastic journey.
Burn Camino.
 

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Chris66

Castanja di Compostella
Camino(s) past & future
walking the Camino Frances in april 2018
#6
Buen Camino Dave!
Although my Camino starts in 2018, i'm already on my way...
Enjoy the journey.
 

kirkie

Active Member
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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#7
looks like your first camino. Buen camino, tread lightly. Savour, even the blisters.
 

Panama Francis

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Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk The French route starting September 9, 2017
#8
Buen Camino from two pilgrims on the journey! We've just finished day 4 from Roncesvalles- sore feet, achy body, waterlogged from three days of heavy rain, but...today the sun shone, we have a room for the night and God willing, we'll make it to Santiago on October 16. Utraya!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés Sept. 2017
#9
Sitting here, waiting to board the flight, things feel suddenly calm --- sorta like being at the end of a storm when the skies suddenly clear. It's almost a tad bit surreal that after so much planning, and with a few kinks to work out, the time has arrived to begin.... NOW.

Maybe I'll see some of you that are starting over the next few days; I hope so. My pack has a Forum member patch sewn on, so if you see me, say "hi".

To all who have blessed me with your help, patience, and friendship, words cannot express strongly enough my gratitude and appreciation.
---Dave
Thank you for the calming words. I leave for Spain tomorrow and am suddenly terrified.
Hope to see you on the Camino. We start from SJPP on the 17th.
Buen Camino,
Charlotte
 

Sailor

Lifetime Membership Cardholder
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2017) Frances (2018)
#10
Dave, thanks for the update, you are getting underway from SJPP with muchos forum members. Buena suerte, que la luz de Dios alumbre su camino.
 

VNwalking

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Francés (2014, 2015)
St Olav/Francés (2016)
Baztanés/Francés (2017)
Ingles (July 2018)
#11
Finally!
How great is that? Please let us know how you go, Dave.

I leave for Spain tomorrow and am suddenly terrified.
You have a lot of company there, Charlotte. By way of reassurance, you should know that this is normal, and nearly universal. Soon you'll be walking. :eek:
Fortunately, once you take your first steps, all the anxiety will magically go away.

Buen camino to you both!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés Sept. 2017
#12
Finally!
How great is that? Please let us know how you go, Dave.


You have a lot of company there, Charlotte. By way of reassurance, you should know that this is normal, and nearly universal. Soon you'll be walking. :eek:
Fortunately, once you take your first steps, all the anxiety will magically go away.

Buen camino to you both!
Thank you so much! I appreciate the encouragement. This is by far the most awesome thing I have ever done (with the posible exception of having my children). I just can't wait to get started.
 

CaminoDebrita

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances SJPP to SdC Oct/Nov 2015
Frances Burgos toSdC March/April 2016
W. Highland Way August 2016
Camino Somewhere September 2017
#13
Sitting here, waiting to board the flight, things feel suddenly calm --- sorta like being at the end of a storm when the skies suddenly clear. It's almost a tad bit surreal that after so much planning, and with a few kinks to work out, the time has arrived to begin.... NOW.

Maybe I'll see some of you that are starting over the next few days; I hope so. My pack has a Forum member patch sewn on, so if you see me, say "hi".

To all who have blessed me with your help, patience, and friendship, words cannot express strongly enough my gratitude and appreciation.
---Dave
So, so, so happy for you, Dave! Have a wonderful adventure!
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#14
Thank you so much! I appreciate the encouragement. This is by far the most awesome thing I have ever done (with the posible exception of having my children). I just can't wait to get started.
You being a male the Camino definitely won't be as painful as giving birth to your child was for your wife... ;)

Wish you Buen (painful) Camino!
 

kinnear

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2007 (September 2017)
#16
I leave for Paris from NZ in four days and the last time I felt like this was over forty years ago as a 19 year old waking in the predawn early morning looking forward to meeting my baby girl post-caesarian!! Unreal..have to remind myself to breathe.
 

VNwalking

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2014, 2015)
St Olav/Francés (2016)
Baztanés/Francés (2017)
Ingles (July 2018)
#17
Unreal..have to remind myself to breathe.
When the plane takes off it will begin to feel real. ;) Buen Camino!
(A long flight's ahead of you...but compression socks and walking and drinking enough really help. Layovers can be a blessing, as you can walk. But if you're transiting through Sydney, it's good to know they do not announce gate changes, so it pays to be vigilant. 2 years ago I was going through there from Wellington and missed my flight because they had changed the gate. Who knew? So it pays to watch the monitors, especially if the gate seems strangely quiet.)
 

kinnear

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2007 (September 2017)
#18
Thanks for the heads up. I travel Auckland, San Francisco to Paris but though Sydney on the return trip. Would hate to miss trip home
 


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