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Ian T

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Well I am sat here with my iPad mumbling away to myself, as one does. What are you mumbling about says my wife. Trying to match up trains to get to St Jean I boldly retort. Well she was a safe distance away.

Why says she, so I can go walking says I, again getting bolder by the second.

When you going says she, now having looked up and looking at me.

Why the 15th of May says I, a little less bold due to the death stare I now found myself in.

Ha says she, I just got the date for my knee replacement, oh says I rather sheepishly now that the stare is getting worse.

When's that I slip in under my breath. End of April she says without a breath, actually don't think she breathed throughout the whole conversation.

Oh says I, what about my backpack, Swiss Army knife and socks.

Sure they will keep till later in the year says she

September may be a nice time to walk pitifully cries I.

I'm sure she retorts in that way that only wives, mother and head mistresses can do.

So September it is

Funny old world
 
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giorgio

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CF(2000), Puy (03), VDLP(04), Arles(05), Paris/London(06), Norte(07),Vezelay(09), Levante(10),Madrid(13),CF(15),CF(16)
In 2015 me and wife walked the CF in september, 7 months after her second knee replacement. We did it without any major problem (using bag transport for her ,of course) but she was definely convinced it was a bitt too early. In fact we went backagain this year and everything was ok .
 

Ian T

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Wonderful Ian. You can look forward to it now. Get your tickets!

Ha ha - I was looking forward to May, booking tickets today!!! Still now I have the additional joy of researching September. Perhaps I will post a thread on should I take a bag or a liner. Perhaps not eh.

We're all very brave when we don't have to deal with the Death Star, I mean death stare..:)
Buen Camino.

You know on reflection I think you got it right the first time. She picks on me cos I is little and she is very very tall.
 
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Some but not all, and other routes too.
@Ian T it's always the way, we should know by now that plans can't be made without the approval of the other half, and even then you'll be in the wrong.
 

David

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Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Funnily enough I just posted this comment on another similar thread - so hear it is

Ian, there are three ways of arguing with a woman .... none of them work.

Buen September Camino ;)
 

Ian T

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When she says I can
I always used to say
"There are three sorts of accountant - those that can count and those that can't"

So I see what you mean and they have to come before all else - I know, she told me so

Cheers

Ian
 
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Frances SJPP to SdC Oct/Nov 2015
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Camino Somewhere September 2017
Hey Ian--I started my walk in 2015 1 October, and I loved it! Hot the first couple weeks (although big storm crossing the Pyrenees) but then cold bright crisp days second half. I was freezing at night a few times from Leon onward to SdC, so if you go later, pack layers and stay warm!

I walked in March / early April, and must say I preferred the autumn months, with beautiful colors of red and orange on the trees, and the bright blue skies....
 
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second half of September will probably be a better bet ... crowds easing off (hopefully)
Not the slightest chance, say I softly.
Actually, it peaks... add I, thinking of SJPdP statistics.
One of the 2 worst peaks through the year, elaborate I.
But still walk a great Camino you will, end I before turning completely green.
May the Camino be with you!


 

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Not the slightest chance, say I softly.
Actually, it peaks... add I, thinking of SJPdP statistics.
One of the 2 worst peaks through the year, elaborate I.
But still walk a great Camino you will, end I before turning completely green.
May the Camino be with you!


Good to know, I only walked from Sarria in Sept. and it was not too busy at all, we only had to try a few places in Portomarin before we got a bed, everyplace else was grand.
 
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Ah aren't I blessed that I am the wifey and make all the decisions . ...;)
Me too. When I announce my departure, my husband never complains. Maybe I should worry about that, but I don't! :eek:

We save our death stares for important things, like whose junk is occupying the kitchen table. He who stays home from Spain gets to make all the decisions then.
 

Ian T

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When she says I can
Hey Ian--I started my walk in 2015 1 October, and I loved it! Hot the first couple weeks (although big storm crossing the Pyrenees) but then cold bright crisp days second half. I was freezing at night a few times from Leon onward to SdC, so if you go later, pack layers and stay warm!

I walked in March / early April, and must say I preferred the autumn months, with beautiful colors of red and orange on the trees, and the bright blue skies....

That's very kind thank you. Was hoping for some warmth as I getting old but hey ho I am sure it will be fab. Just longer to wait that's all. Still she worth it
 
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(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
Ian, there are three ways of arguing with a woman .... none of them work.
The most important I learned at my Spanish class in Alicante this spring was to always end a debate with a woman with the phrase: "Si, senora"...
 
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(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
Also to determine masculin/feminin (un/una) based on the ending of the noun:

Problemos ---> masculino
Soluciones ---> feminina...
 
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(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
Unfortunately you picked one of the exceptions! :D Some words borrowed from Greek are exceptions: "el problema" is masculine but ends in an "a"!
I didn't pick it: My (female...) Spanish teacher did!:):)

Women... LOL
 

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I didn't pick it: My (female...) Spanish teacher did!:):)
Women... LOL
Yes, it is a masculine noun and it perfectly illustrates the humourous point about problems and solutions! I just pointed out that the word is spelled "problema" (not problemo) which is an exception to the general rule that nouns ending in "a" are feminine!

I am female. You can trust me! :p
 
Year of past OR future Camino
(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
Year of past OR future Camino
(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
Well I am sat here with my iPad mumbling away to myself, as one does. What are you mumbling about says my wife. Trying to match up trains to get to St Jean I boldly retort. Well she was a safe distance away.

Why says she, so I can go walking says I, again getting bolder by the second.

When you going says she, now having looked up and looking at me.

Why the 15th of May says I, a little less bold due to the death stare I now found myself in.

Ha says she, I just got the date for my knee replacement, oh says I rather sheepishly now that the stare is getting worse.

When's that I slip in under my breath. End of April she says without a breath, actually don't think she breathed throughout the whole conversation.

Oh says I, what about my backpack, Swiss Army knife and socks.

Sure they will keep till later in the year says she

September may be a nice time to walk pitifully cries I.

I'm sure she retorts in that way that only wives, mother and head mistresses can do.

So September it is

Funny old world
He, he. Easy to believe in a higher power, indeed. I've been married to two of those...;)
 
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Well I am sat here with my iPad mumbling away to myself, as one does. What are you mumbling about says my wife. Trying to match up trains to get to St Jean I boldly retort. Well she was a safe distance away.

Why says she, so I can go walking says I, again getting bolder by the second.

When you going says she, now having looked up and looking at me.

Why the 15th of May says I, a little less bold due to the death stare I now found myself in.

Ha says she, I just got the date for my knee replacement, oh says I rather sheepishly now that the stare is getting worse.

When's that I slip in under my breath. End of April she says without a breath, actually don't think she breathed throughout the whole conversation.

Oh says I, what about my backpack, Swiss Army knife and socks.

Sure they will keep till later in the year says she

September may be a nice time to walk pitifully cries I.

I'm sure she retorts in that way that only wives, mother and head mistresses can do.

So September it is

Funny old world
Well I am sat here with my iPad mumbling away to myself, as one does. What are you mumbling about says my wife. Trying to match up trains to get to St Jean I boldly retort. Well she was a safe distance away.

Why says she, so I can go walking says I, again getting bolder by the second.

When you going says she, now having looked up and looking at me.

Why the 15th of May says I, a little less bold due to the death stare I now found myself in.

Ha says she, I just got the date for my knee replacement, oh says I rather sheepishly now that the stare is getting worse.

When's that I slip in under my breath. End of April she says without a breath, actually don't think she breathed throughout the whole conversation.

Oh says I, what about my backpack, Swiss Army knife and socks.

Sure they will keep till later in the year says she

September may be a nice time to walk pitifully cries I.

I'm sure she retorts in that way that only wives, mother and head mistresses can do.

So September it is

Funny old world

Hello, Ian! I had a good laugh reading your post as I look out my window and snow & sleet falling in Pennsylvania!

I walked the Camino in September this year. I researched the Camino a couple of years before I took the plunge this year. I'll share a couple of observations.

I debated about a bag liner vs. a sleeping bag and settled on a lightweight one-season sleeping bag and was glad I did. I started Sept. 2 from SJPP. We had highs in the 90sF (35C+/-). By the end I was starting the day around 40F ( 5C), so the bag was appreciated more at the end than the beginning.

Also, I was told that the week I started was the busiest week ever on the Camino. I don't know if that was accurate, but beds were hard to come by the first several days. At Roncesvalles, the lady working in the laundry room said she heard they put up 390 pilgrims the day before. They're listed as having about 180 beds. I heard they put up over 300 the day I was there. I was fortunate to have reserved a bed at Orisson about two months in advance, so I got to Roncesvalles early enough to get a bed in the renovated section. Also, I signed up for the pilgrim's dinner and was seated with a wonderful Aussie couple who made reservations for the entire table in Zibriri. Many pilgrims had to go on to the next town or two to find a bed the next day. I got a Spanish SIM card in Pamplona and started making reservations to relieve the stress and worry of finding a bed. I was not expecting these crowds. I thought Sept would be a slow time as students should be back in school, but I heard it's a prime time due to good weather. Later on, the crowds eased up, even as I approached Santiago. Beds became plentiful. I will say that I was blessed in that I only got rained on slightly once in 39 days, which is very unusual.

Whenever you go, prepare and be flexible, make friends, and you will enjoy!

Buen Camino!!!
 

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Sanabres and CF, Oct 2019
Camino Frances, June/July 2018
Camino Frances, Sept/Oct 2013
Well I am sat here with my iPad mumbling away to myself, as one does. What are you mumbling about says my wife. Trying to match up trains to get to St Jean I boldly retort. Well she was a safe distance away.

Why says she, so I can go walking says I, again getting bolder by the second.

When you going says she, now having looked up and looking at me.

Why the 15th of May says I, a little less bold due to the death stare I now found myself in.

Ha says she, I just got the date for my knee replacement, oh says I rather sheepishly now that the stare is getting worse.

When's that I slip in under my breath. End of April she says without a breath, actually don't think she breathed throughout the whole conversation.

Oh says I, what about my backpack, Swiss Army knife and socks.

Sure they will keep till later in the year says she

September may be a nice time to walk pitifully cries I.

I'm sure she retorts in that way that only wives, mother and head mistresses can do.

So September it is

Funny old world
 

Lynda t

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SJPP to Santiago May 2010
Lisbon to Santiago May 2012
Well I am sat here with my iPad mumbling away to myself, as one does. What are you mumbling about says my wife. Trying to match up trains to get to St Jean I boldly retort. Well she was a safe distance away.

Why says she, so I can go walking says I, again getting bolder by the second.

When you going says she, now having looked up and looking at me.

Why the 15th of May says I, a little less bold due to the death stare I now found myself in.

Ha says she, I just got the date for my knee replacement, oh says I rather sheepishly now that the stare is getting worse.

When's that I slip in under my breath. End of April she says without a breath, actually don't think she breathed throughout the whole conversation.

Oh says I, what about my backpack, Swiss Army knife and socks.

Sure they will keep till later in the year says she

September may be a nice time to walk pitifully cries I.

I'm sure she retorts in that way that only wives, mother and head mistresses can do.

So September it is

Funny old world
Just book your flight. The rest will fall into place.
 
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WayWalker

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Obviously you are not American? No wait maybe you are. Aren't they accused of being a bit sexist and would never say such things for fear of being blamed for said accusations? I'm so confused! Anyway, great Camino vino conversation!
 
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Ha ha - I was looking forward to May, booking tickets today!!! Still now I have the additional joy of researching September. Perhaps I will post a thread on should I take a bag or a liner. Perhaps not eh. A bag or a liner? Are you being cryptically funny.



You know on reflection I think you got it right the first time. She picks on me cos I is little and she is very very tall.
 

Annie Little

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Frances Sept-Oct 2016
Ah aren't I blessed that I am the wifey and make all the decisions . ...;)

Ahh:) I am blessed because I am single and make decisions only for myself :p .... was married for 23 yrs and for me at least life alone is bliss :rolleyes:

I did Camino this year mid September .... contented sigh .... think about it daily ..... exhusband thinks I am mad for going on adventures :rolleyes:
 

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Well I am sat here with my iPad mumbling away to myself, as one does. What are you mumbling about says my wife. Trying to match up trains to get to St Jean I boldly retort. Well she was a safe distance away.

Why says she, so I can go walking says I, again getting bolder by the second.

When you going says she, now having looked up and looking at me.

Why the 15th of May says I, a little less bold due to the death stare I now found myself in.

Ha says she, I just got the date for my knee replacement, oh says I rather sheepishly now that the stare is getting worse.

When's that I slip in under my breath. End of April she says without a breath, actually don't think she breathed throughout the whole conversation.

Oh says I, what about my backpack, Swiss Army knife and socks.

Sure they will keep till later in the year says she

September may be a nice time to walk pitifully cries I.

I'm sure she retorts in that way that only wives, mother and head mistresses can do.

So September it is

Funny old world
September is a very fine time to walk el camino frances
 
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David

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Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Ahh:) I am blessed because I am single and make decisions only for myself :p .... was married for 23 yrs and for me at least life alone is bliss :rolleyes:

I did Camino this year mid September .... contented sigh .... think about it daily ..... exhusband thinks I am mad for going on adventures :rolleyes:


I am single too - eleven years now - you know what they say .. "why get married? Just find someone you really don't like and give them a house" :):):)
 

Ian T

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Hello, Ian! I had a good laugh reading your post as I look out my window and snow & sleet falling in Pennsylvania!

I walked the Camino in September this year. I researched the Camino a couple of years before I took the plunge this year. I'll share a couple of observations.

I debated about a bag liner vs. a sleeping bag and settled on a lightweight one-season sleeping bag and was glad I did. I started Sept. 2 from SJPP. We had highs in the 90sF (35C+/-). By the end I was starting the day around 40F ( 5C), so the bag was appreciated more at the end than the beginning.

Also, I was told that the week I started was the busiest week ever on the Camino. I don't know if that was accurate, but beds were hard to come by the first several days. At Roncesvalles, the lady working in the laundry room said she heard they put up 390 pilgrims the day before. They're listed as having about 180 beds. I heard they put up over 300 the day I was there. I was fortunate to have reserved a bed at Orisson about two months in advance, so I got to Roncesvalles early enough to get a bed in the renovated section. Also, I signed up for the pilgrim's dinner and was seated with a wonderful Aussie couple who made reservations for the entire table in Zibriri. Many pilgrims had to go on to the next town or two to find a bed the next day. I got a Spanish SIM card in Pamplona and started making reservations to relieve the stress and worry of finding a bed. I was not expecting these crowds. I thought Sept would be a slow time as students should be back in school, but I heard it's a prime time due to good weather. Later on, the crowds eased up, even as I approached Santiago. Beds became plentiful. I will say that I was blessed in that I only got rained on slightly once in 39 days, which is very unusual.

Whenever you go, prepare and be flexible, make friends, and you will enjoy!

Buen Camino!!!

Hey

This is really great, thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful account. September does indeed look busy and I thought it would be really much slower than May and June.

Oh well I am sure it will all work out right

Cheers

Ian
 

Ian T

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When she says I can
Obviously you are not American? No wait maybe you are. Aren't they accused of being a bit sexist and would never say such things for fear of being blamed for said accusations? I'm so confused! Anyway, great Camino vino conversation!

Obviously so, unless they moved Yorkshire to the good old U S of A.

No wait I have no idea of such accusations laid against em.

I have asked my wife and she says I am not sexist just very short!!! So that rules that one out.

So I am confused as well

Have fun
 

HellsKitchen

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Well I am sat here with my iPad mumbling away to myself, as one does. What are you mumbling about says my wife. Trying to match up trains to get to St Jean I boldly retort. Well she was a safe distance away.

Why says she, so I can go walking says I, again getting bolder by the second.

When you going says she, now having looked up and looking at me.

Why the 15th of May says I, a little less bold due to the death stare I now found myself in.

Ha says she, I just got the date for my knee replacement, oh says I rather sheepishly now that the stare is getting worse.

When's that I slip in under my breath. End of April she says without a breath, actually don't think she breathed throughout the whole conversation.

Oh says I, what about my backpack, Swiss Army knife and socks.

Sure they will keep till later in the year says she

September may be a nice time to walk pitifully cries I.

I'm sure she retorts in that way that only wives, mother and head mistresses can do.

So September it is

Funny old world

Dear Ian,
Please take this with the best of intentions:

"A happy wife is a happy life."

Best,
Anne,
Divorced woman
 
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Ian T

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Thanks

I know this, I have told many in my travels, I always say a man only finds true happiness when he realises he has no say, no control and not much else. Hand it all over and life starts to chill.

Just wish someone would tell the knee surgeon, he has terrible timing, bless him
 

HeidiL

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Francés (2004-), Portugués, Madrid, 4/5 Plata, 1/8 Levante, 1/8 Lana, Augusta, hospitalera Grado.
Ian, could you find a female knee surgeon instead? Maybe then there will be a "solución"?
 

Ian T

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Year of past OR future Camino
When she says I can
Ah ha what a wonderful idea - but on the other hand they may gang up on me. Think we stick with the one she got, he looks like he can wield a goodly knife
 

David Fletcher

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Autumn, 2015
September is quite a lovely time for the Camino. I walked Sept 18-Oct 25 in 2015. Two really miserable days, 7 or 8 misty/cool days. The rest were beautiful. As was the experience.

David in Nova Scotia
 

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