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Where did you walk ( locally ) in 2017?

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SabineP

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Another year, another thread for local walks in 2017.
Thanks to everyone who contributed last year.
Looking forward to your pictures..

Went for a early walk today..getting rid off all those extra calories. OH made a lovely tapas menu yesterday.

To open skies and unpaved roads!
Happy New Year.
 

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SabineP

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Perfect walking weather here, clear blue skies and polar winds. Unfortunately I am just finishing a course of antibiotics and walking is off the agenda, otherwise I would be in the Burren.
Ai hope you are better soon. Well at least, if you drink it, you can take some alcohol now and toast to the New Year!
 

CaptNoglos

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Another year, another thread for local walks in 2017.
Thanks to everyone who contributed last year.
Looking forward to your pictures..

Went for a early walk today..getting rid off all those extra calories. OH made a lovely tapas menu yesterday.

To open skies and unpaved roads!
Happy New Year.
Our local walks this year have been Dorset Coast (UK), Isle of Wight, Solent Coast, and rural Dorset. Building up a training plan for Camino later this year. Anyone else in this part of the world?
 

Tia Valeria

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C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
Our local walks this year have been Dorset Coast (UK), Isle of Wight, Solent Coast, and rural Dorset. Building up a training plan for Camino later this year. Anyone else in this part of the world?
Not too far from you, there are several of us in Devon. If you like to join us when we get together you will be very welcome. (Camigos 2016 thread here)
I have just started a new thread for this year 'Camigos in S Devon 2017' where any future dates etc will be posted. Look forward to meeting you maybe in 2017
 

pilgrim b

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Perfect walking weather here, clear blue skies and polar winds. Unfortunately I am just finishing a course of antibiotics and walking is off the agenda, otherwise I would be in the Burren.
Get well soon Wayfarer Happy healthy New Year to you .

Not too far from you, there are several of us in Devon. If you like to join us when we get together you will be very welcome. (Camigos 2016 thread here)
I have just started a new thread for this year 'Camigos in S Devon 2017' where any future dates etc will be posted. Look forward to meeting you maybe in 2017
Thanks for the heads up Tia missed you in Devon last year in September too busy with appointments, will see if we can make it this year .
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DLJ

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(4/2012) St.Jean to Santiago; (9/2013) Geneva to Le Puy-en-Velay and beyond
Our local trails in the Sierra Nevada mountains at Lake Tahoe, Nevada in winter are done on snowshoes. At Chickadee Ridge the wintering flocks of Chickadees are fearless, they land on your shoulders, head, and eat out of your hand.
 

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Theatregal

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Happy New Year Everyone! A wonderful (very cold) New Year's walk along the ocean paths near Spanish Banks in Vancouver. It's been unusually cold and snowy here this winter. Enjoying it though!
 

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Waka

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Some but not all, and other routes too.
Our local walks this year have been Dorset Coast (UK), Isle of Wight, Solent Coast, and rural Dorset. Building up a training plan for Camino later this year. Anyone else in this part of the world?
Next time you venture to the Dorset Coast and you want company give me a shout and we'll join you.
 

SabineP

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We trek the foot hills of the Cascade mountains and Mt. Rainer in the late spring and summer. Washington state.
Please do share some pics...if you want of course. The more the merrier here.
 

Purky

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Since 2011 the Via Brabantica has an alternative route which goes through my hometown, Breda, and continues south to Belgium and ultimately SDC. I just found a familiar, albeit weathered sticker at the start of one of my favorite short walks.

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SabineP

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Purky is that the one that goes to Vessem?
 

Purky

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Purky is that the one that goes to Vessem?
Nope, this one heads to Galder, Zundert, Kapellen and Antwerpen. The one through Vessem is the Via Monastica. I walked the Monastica from Jodoigne (Geldenaken) on, where the Brabantica intersects with the Monastica.
 

SabineP

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Nope, this one heads to Galder, Zundert, Kapellen and Antwerpen. The one through Vessem is the Via Monastica. I walked the Monastica from Jodoigne (Geldenaken) on, where the Brabantica intersects with the Monastica.
Cheers Purky..!
 

Theatregal

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Beautiful (cold!!!!) walk just before sunset along the Fraser River near Vancouver. It's bird of prey season with raptors of all kinds perched along the river. Today some golden eagles.
 

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SabineP

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Ah summer ...beautiful. Thank you Margaret.
 

annakappa

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Another year, another thread for local walks in 2017.
Thanks to everyone who contributed last year.
Looking forward to your pictures..

Went for a early walk today..getting rid off all those extra calories. OH made a lovely tapas menu yesterday.

To open skies and unpaved roads!
Happy New Year.
No walks. No pictures. Our local volcano has been throwing out a continual cloud of ash for at least 10 days now. It gets into everything, so we are more or less housebound.
Usually at this time of the year, we walk through the coffee plantations, where harvest is in full swing.
 

rometimed

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Weather has been snowy and cold here in the Pacific Northwest until the rain today. Was snowshoeing just up the road from my house a couple days ago and had a picnic in the woods.







 

NualaOC

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We went hillwalking in the misty Mourne Mountains on Saturday. About 12kms, which included a climb to the summit of Slieve Binnian and a walk along the ridge to the North Tor. There were some good views when the clouds moved out of the way.

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Tia Valeria

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Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
No walks. No pictures. Our local volcano has been throwing out a continual cloud of ash for at least 10 days now. It gets into everything, so we are more or less housebound.
Usually at this time of the year, we walk through the coffee plantations, where harvest is in full swing.
Not sure that my 'like' is a good response and also trust conditions improve and no ongoing problem.
 

Theatregal

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No walks. No pictures. Our local volcano has been throwing out a continual cloud of ash for at least 10 days now. It gets into everything, so we are more or less housebound.
Usually at this time of the year, we walk through the coffee plantations, where harvest is in full swing.
Hello @annakappa ~ Curious if your volcano is Arenal? I stayed in the vicinity some years ago - a great visit and memory.
 

Wokabaut_Meri

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Camino Frances SJPdP - Santiago (April/May 2015)
Back here in South Australia our 1 in 10/20/50/60/100 year weather events continue. Last night we were meant to get another 1 in 60 year mid summer storm but it ended up being a steady 23mm drizzle day and, needing to test some of our wet weather gear, we were out in my backyard Onkaparinga River National Park again. Here's the Australian suburban bush after a summer rain and a bedraggled local too hungry to move out of our way:
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SabineP

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Training at the local hills. According to my fitbit I walked 40 floors.
A bit of mini Meseta.
The tree where 300 years ago a local lady blamed for witchcraft was executed.
And with some human help the toads could cross the road safely...
 

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WildPlace

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I'm enjoying seeing everyone's photos. I'm determined to be well prepared for walking in September - in 2015 work got the better of me and I wasn't as fit as I should have been, 2013 I did more preparatory walking.

Just a few miles today, I'm lucky enough to be just a 15 minute walk from a 20 mile long beach. Very foggy and murky today but thankfully mild with no wind!

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NualaOC

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That SHELL is calling you again Nuala, don't you think ?
It certainly felt that way! I stopped at that beach on my way to Dublin for work. I wasn't expecting a particularly nice walk, but then I saw all those shells. Time to book some flights!
 

pilgrim b

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Purple Backpack

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Reservoir/Bladder fan here. Cleaning tips: A bit of lemon juice from the bar sloshed around the bag cleans it nicely. Regular Coke will work, in a pinch, just rinse well afterwards. I've heard denture tablets work, too, but haven't tried that tip. I take a few of these and use every 3-4 days:


Last trip, I used the new Osprey 2.5 liter folding top reservoir and really liked it for filling from low faucets and easy cleaning. Also love the magnet that keeps it attached to the chest strap for easy sipping:

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Cheers!
 

annakappa

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No, it's not the Volcano Arenal that's causing the problems, but one much nearer home, the Volcan Turrialba, which has been behaving badly for some years now, however it's erupting on more or less a daily basis now, which is a pest!
By the way, we were traveling by the Volcan Arenal a couple of days ago........a much more spectacular volcano. Pure conical shape. Definitely worth a visit to see!
 

SabineP

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12k.walk in cold crispy weather but full blast sun.
Paved road and forest tracks around open air museum Bokrijk. Bokrijk gives a good impression how people lived two hundred years ago. http://www.bokrijk.be/en
 

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Purky

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I had the same weather as SabineP today. Sunny, crisp and awesome clear light all day long. So I drove west for an hour and enjoyed a long hike around the river Maas. A good day.

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Tulle

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You do realise if he hears you say that his heart may melt and pass away , then how will you feel?
I have just realised this is my 1000 post it has taken me three years!! I'm a slow writer!!
In this case I think only the snow is melting...:)
 

SabineP

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Another 15k in the Getevallei. Even colder than yesterday.
If someone wants to buy a chapel...here is your chance.
Also a pic of a small chapel of the Holy Virgin : farmers who were too far away from church went to pray here when the bells chimed...ages ago.
And memories of the Great War.
 

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Peter Fransiscus

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All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
This morning we did a nice walk in " National Park de Biesbosch " .
The weather was nice, sunshine and the temperature was -4 Celsius.

www.np-debiesbosch.nl
 

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BShea

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(9/2013) Le Puy
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(5/2017) CF
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(9/2019) RL Stevenson
And... this would be why I walk the Chemin/Camino as often as possible! This is the scenic part of my daily walk...
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You gotta love this sign warning hefty fines for littering...
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Seeing your beautiful photos makes me so envious!!! What a blessing!!!
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/?/Invierno ('19)
I've been coming here from time to time to enjoy all your vistas...but don't post because here in Burma where I walk is either back and forth each night (200 meters each way, if I'm lucky), or on this path around the edge of the monastery:
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But yesterday was a red letter day!!!--we were able to go for a walk in the neighborhood! 3 kms if we were lucky, but it was very nice.
Out the front gate (looking back in from this vantage point): Front gate.JPG
Down the road in front of the monastery, checking out the neighbor's banana trees across the street... Our neighborhood.JPG
And away down the hill past local farms and orchards.Down the road.JPG
Here are our immediate neighbors, this morning, taking their harvest of dried beans to market:Hardworking neighbors.JPG
It's another world altogether from the city meditation centre in Yangon where I often stay and work--and from everywhere else, for that matter.
 

WildPlace

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Via de la Plata (2020)
Well the storm that has been hanging over us all week (winds of 50mph+ and heavy rain) has disappeared just as suddenly as it arrived. So, today, making the most of the calm and had a quick 5km scoot up the local hill. I love the view from up there, great view of the Isle of Barra on the horizon.

View from Aisgerbheinn by Yvonne, on Flickr
 

SabineP

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Finally out of the house after four days nurturing a cold. Merely five k. around the same block as usual. But felt good to be out again.
Made a collage ( ah the wonders of Samsung and all these gizmo apps which I hardly understand :D ) of the different walking paths I encountered.

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Purky

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O my good lord ! You win. Where was this?
In France, on the Via Campaniensis and the Voie de Vézelay. The worst was between Baye and Sézanne, but I had a bit of mud further down south as well.
 

SabineP

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RedRuby

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IMG_0801.JPG IMG_0799.JPG IMG_0809.JPG Hiked to Westray's Grave in Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia today. 6 hours duration, 37 degrees celsius heat with humidity, dense rainforest, muddy slopes, river crossings, snakes, leeches and I loved every minute of it.
 

WildPlace

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37 degrees celsius heat with humidity, dense rainforest, muddy slopes, river crossings, snakes, leeches and I loved every minute of it.
:D Sounds like my kind of hell!! Husband is trying to persuade me to visit Oz next year - this doesn't help matters! :D
I think your camino will be easy going after this kind of thing:)
 

MikeShaw

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This year (May 2017)
Around and around my apartment complex. Looking forward to starting on the CF this May 2017. I've been packed and ready for about two years.
 

RedRuby

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:D Sounds like my kind of hell!! Husband is trying to persuade me to visit Oz next year - this doesn't help matters! :D
I think your camino will be easy going after this kind of thing:)
No need for persuasion WildPlace, just come on down. We have wild and beautiful places. To get to this trail it was 4WD access only. Listen to local knowledge, don't take necessary risks, always leave early so you have plenty of daylight, always carry 2-3 litres of water and a first aid kit. Mobile service can be nonexistent so you can't rely on your phone. On this walk, if it had started to rain I would have had to turn back real fast because the river crossings would become impossible to cross. Plenty of adventurous fun :)
 

SabineP

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Only 12k but with full pack so good training. Goal was the Basilica in Tongeren,the next bigger town.
Of course this being Belgium first stop in a local pub that also sells woodpellets lol.
Then the mandatory chapel and of course the basilica. There was Mass so could not enter for a visit so ended in another pub for a cafe con leche.
OH picked me up by car.
All in all a good training and my pack feels good and comfortable.
 

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Theatregal

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Unusual winter weather this year for the Canadian west coast. More snow than we've had in years! I love it though and this morning, a wonderful walk through trails around farmland in Delta near Boundary Bay. Huge numbers of bald and golden eagles gathering here.
 

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VNwalking

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Vasco/?/Invierno ('19)
Lovely pics, everyone...
Here yesterday we visited a village where the abbot of the monastery is from. Maybe 4Ks of ambling, and lots of stopping and talking! So as training goes it didn't count.
The school was having a festival and the kids were all dressed up for their performances. Priceless.

All in all a good training and my pack feels good and comfortable.
Sabine, I have the feeling that I'll be the Tortuga of the Baztan 6 --and you definitely won't be!:D:confused:
 

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SabineP

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Lovely pics, everyone...
Here yesterday we visited a village where the abbot of the monastery is from. Maybe 4Ks of ambling, and lots of stopping and talking! So as training goes it didn't count.
The school was having a festival and the kids were all dressed up for their performances. Priceless.


Sabine, I have the feeling that I'll be the Tortuga of the Baztan 6 --and you definitely won't be!:D:confused:
Priceless and above all heartwarming.

Well we both will be the Tortugas...;) Anyway another round of coldvirus in the house so only lying on the couch for the moment.
So everyone keep up posting some local walking pictures.
 

VNwalking

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Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/?/Invierno ('19)
Thank you @Theatregal and @SabineP...though I can hardly take credit for how gorgeous these kids are...
Sabine, I hope you feel better soon! You can be la peregrina tortuga and I'll be la peregrina babosa. ;)
I am again walking several 900m circles every afternoon, so there are no new photos to post.
 

Peter Fransiscus

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All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Unusual winter weather this year for the Canadian west coast. More snow than we've had in years! I love it though and this morning, a wonderful walk through trails around farmland in Delta near Boundary Bay. Huge numbers of bald and golden eagles gathering here.
Love the pictures with the eagles.
Wish you well, Peter.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/?/Invierno ('19)
Another day out--this time right next door to a grove of big trees. I can't just walk out; we had to have the abbot with us. A monk is a guarantee of free passage anyplace here.;)
So we hopped over the back boundary past the neighbor's little house and the enormous tree nearby, and down the hill into the quiet cool of the deep shade. The forest is a remnant of what must have been here before--and lo and behold, once we got inside we saw why it's still there: cafe!
The other end of the cafe con leche production chain......
[Edit~The flowers are not coffee flowers, just interesting ones.....]
 

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Theatregal

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An urban walk today, from my doorstep, along the Fraser River, through Britannia Historic Shipyard site, through the village of Steveston and around Garry Point. A nice 12 km on this blustery chilly day!! Very dramatic near the end, witnessing a fight over food between 2 eagles!
 

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SabineP

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I have to admit that I haven't been watching this thread. Just checked it now, though, and realize what I'm missing. Great photos and visual walk in surprise places!
Thank you!
 

RedRuby

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Le Puy to SJPP (Sept 2019)
I went for a lovely 3 hour bush walk this morning through tall eucalypt forests, melaleuca wetlands and billabongs along Buhot Creek. The kangaroos, kookaburras and cicadas were great company under the hot sun.
 

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Purky

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There is a storm going on in Holland. Code orange, because of very severe wind gusts. I was curious how that would look on the countryside, so off for a quick hike along my favourite river path. The river was indeed filled to capacity, higher than I've ever seen it anyway. The wind seemed only to go full force above the tree line, not too bad on ground level, so I felt slightly disappointed. I was expecting a bit more drama, to be honest. Untill I stumbled upon the place where I took the last photo...

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SabineP

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There is a storm going on in Holland. Code orange, because of very severe wind gusts. I was curious how that would look on the countryside, so off for a quick hike along my favourite river path. The river was indeed filled to capacity, higher than I've ever seen it anyway. The wind seemed only to go full force above the tree line, not too bad on ground level, so I felt slightly disappointed. I was expecting a bit more drama, to be honest. Untill I stumbled upon the place where I took the last photo...

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Yes Purky...some heavy gales here in the Lowlands indeed. We had more damage with trees etc. But luckily no human harm.
 

SabineP

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Very envious guys with all your lovely pictures of the last weeks. Another coldvirus here and working 12 days in a row : not much time for walking! Will have to make up for it this weekend.
 

SabineP

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Ten k. citywalk in the beautiful town of Gent.
Climbed the bellfry tower which is part of Unesco worlheritage.
Unbelievable that this building goes back to the 14th century.
 

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The confluence of a couple of events has led to some nice walks here in the Boston area.

The last three days have been setting record warm temperatures, some longstanding. The outdoor temperatures have exceeded the setting on the indoor thermostat. Tee-shirt weather. Flowers actually blooming in my yard.

Last week on another thread I mentioned that
I've assembled a number of local trails, a few rural roads and some suburban streets into a 20+ mile walk from one train station to another with Thoreau sites all along it. An unfinished project is publishing this to the web.
and in a PM to @Viranani I told her about a book that I've wanted to read since it was published in 1995, Walking Towards Walden: A Pilgrimage in Search of Place by John Hanson Mitchell. Well I finally borrowed and read the book and yesterday took the dog on a portion of my walk that intersected with Mitchell's walk and we visited a spot new to me, the pond where Thoreau's father had a sawmill. I'm going to reroute my walk to go past there.

BTW, Mitchell had a number of mentions of the Camino de Santiago in his book and remember this was published in 1995. In fact, other than a one page epilog where he says what he and his companions were up to between their walk and the books publication this is the paragraph with which he ends his book:
It is said that medieval pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela, after so many weeks and months of travel, sometimes were unable to stop themselves from walking and continued on to Finisterre, “land's end,” the westernmost point of Europe. In the Middle Ages the spot marked the edge of the known world.
http://johnhansonmitchell.com/pages/books.html
 
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    Votes: 41 4.0%
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    Votes: 153 15.1%
  • May

    Votes: 254 25.0%
  • June

    Votes: 77 7.6%
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    Votes: 21 2.1%
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    Votes: 294 29.0%
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    Votes: 123 12.1%
  • November

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  • December

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