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Where did you walk ( locally ) in 2018?

Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese,Frances,Norte,Salvador/primitivo,Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, VDLP spring19
I wore Hokas on the Le Puy last June, which often had lots of rocks and roots. The shoes were like walking on marshmellows and I couldn't feel a thing underfoot. They also grabbed on to slippery wet rocks really well....highly recommend!
Hi Chris @Camino Chris

Your post makes a good recommendation for Hokas.. would you tell me what model you have and how hard they were initially to get used to. Were you blister and pain free ?
‘your description quoting marshmallows ‘ sounds very comfy.

Buen Camino
Annie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
Annie, I had an older model of Hoka One Ones, and no longer see them online. Many newer models available, sorry I cannot help you with that. Others on the forum have used more current models and still seemed to have the same results.
They were not hard to get used to at all,and yes, blister and pain free!
(An annoying thing about many good hiking/trail shoes is that the manufacturers seem to change the same model quite often so it's hard to find the exact shoe a year or two later.)
 
Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese,Frances,Norte,Salvador/primitivo,Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, VDLP spring19
Annie, I had an older model of Hoka One Ones, and no longer see them online. Many newer models available, sorry I cannot help you with that. Others on the forum have used more current models and still seemed to have the same results.
They were not hard to get used to at all,and yes, blister and pain free!
(An annoying thing about many good hiking/trail shoes is that the manufacturers seem to change the same model quite often so it's hard to find the exact shoe a year or two later.)
Thanks for response Chris. I’m heading to USA again in 2 weeks ., I’ll scout out what they’ve got in REI whilst there. I’ve looked back at @davebugg posts for his wonderful advice and see he was trialling many versions of Hoka One One s. over a period. Also @peregrina2000 is happy with her Altras too, I believe from posts. , so I hope to get a feel of those too

Buen Camino / happy local walking to all !!!
Annie
 
Camino(s) past & future
1999 Burgos-SDC, 2003 Leon-SDC, 2007-2012 Le Puy-SDC, 2014 Burgos-Covarrubias, Camino Ingles 3 times
At last the sun is shining! It has been raining for two months..Today was beautiful but a bit cold. I went for a short walk in the neighborhood to have a look at a big “wall” the authorities are building near my street. ( I don’t know what you would call it in English). It is meant to protect the houses from avalanches coming from the mountains. But I have lived here for 44 years and never felt unsafe, and no avalanche has ever been near the house... 82AAFA00-5663-4633-88B4-FC9162FA89DC.jpeg 5CA4093C-321F-4630-9D8E-590AC21F968C.jpeg A4072673-603F-4667-B4BF-499FC3077FFC.jpeg BA4BA452-7640-4061-8C13-8077548E66A5.jpeg E233233D-84BD-4E79-AEDA-7CE7BB1D26DA.jpeg
 
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Jill81

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2014
Portuguese 2015
Via Francigena 2016
Kumano Kodo, Japan 2017
VdlP 2018 to be cont’d
On the spur of the moment I decided to take advantage of one of the last periods of warm, settled weather in France and walk a section of the Le Puy from Nasbinals to Conques. Fabulous weather with not a cloud in the sky from the Aubrac plateau until the last day in Conques. 1DA01F31-1589-4AC3-BB60-41299E7C4499.jpeg C9FABC6A-65FF-4E78-A46B-95577814BD26.jpeg 43AE7586-A67E-475C-BA49-E61A6A98A65F.jpeg 5A2564D5-15AE-4E76-B254-EFDCD250A385.jpeg 43F02EC1-2CE7-4DE5-ABB9-F8FD3D6E6163.jpeg F69466BC-D6D2-4AD7-B6F3-8C337E37A800.jpeg B6AC0EF2-6C26-495A-A1AC-FB9481E3FFC2.jpeg 1B58EE23-5FC3-43EF-9AE7-9B44D8B81154.jpeg B568517E-6914-41FF-B82A-ADA12469B84B.jpeg 1972DC84-A5B8-47D5-8AED-C59F897E7D97.jpeg
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
What do I say here? I just want to refer to a post I have made on a wordpress blog. I am not up to scratch, but if it has worked you will see where i went off to for a week... never imagining i would ever walk up and down those hills and in and out of those Medinas... if you look for wordpress.com or kirkie47, I think the title is A journey. If this is not allowed, let someone tell a moderator quickly!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Welcome home, @kiwifamily!! You're very fortunate to live in where you do!
I'm a stone's throw away from you, but heading back to Asia tomorrow.
It was a glorious morning and there was lots of good company out there for the walk my friend and I had this morning. A sunny Sunday, and everyone was out there with their dogs. Very nice! And this afternoon we plan another ramble...though now it looks like rain...
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
What do I say here? I just want to refer to a post I have made on a wordpress blog. I am not up to scratch, but if it has worked you will see where i went off to for a week... never imagining i would ever walk up and down those hills and in and out of those Medinas... if you look for wordpress.com or kirkie47, I think the title is A journey. If this is not allowed, let someone tell a moderator quickly!
I tried to look at your photos of Morocco, but was only able to view your Camino Frances pictures, lovely as they were.
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
Welcome home, @kiwifamily!! You're very fortunate to live in where you do!
I'm a stone's throw away from you, but heading back to Asia tomorrow.
It was a glorious morning and there was lots of good company out there for the walk my friend and I had this morning. A sunny Sunday, and everyone was out there with their dogs. Very nice! And this afternoon we plan another ramble...though now it looks like rain...
Must confess my picture was actually taken on Friday, just hours after arriving home;-)
If I’d posted at the time I might have found out sooner you were actually in the neighbourhood and we could have met up. Introvert Me could be on a roll after successfully meeting Ivar! Maybe next time. Buen viaje!
 

yaying

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
somehow someday...
Welcome home, @kiwifamily!! You're very fortunate to live in where you do!
I'm a stone's throw away from you, but heading back to Asia tomorrow.
It was a glorious morning and there was lots of good company out there for the walk my friend and I had this morning. A sunny Sunday, and everyone was out there with their dogs. Very nice! And this afternoon we plan another ramble...though now it looks like rain...
wow that might blue sky
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Nothing better to dust off mental cobwebs by doing a walk.
Did 7k.in a brisk tempo. 6 gr Celsius but full sun.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Must confess my picture was actually taken on Friday, just hours after arriving home;-)
If I’d posted at the time I might have found out sooner you were actually in the neighbourhood and we could have met up. Introvert Me could be on a roll after successfully meeting Ivar! Maybe next time. Buen viaje!
Well, I'm on Waiheke at the moment...so it's a bit out of the way. Yes, next time, though - it would be lovely to meet...and I'm also the quiet type and so completely understand. Besides, you were enroute...
As I will be tomorrow. Gracias for your good travel wishes!:)

My afternoon walk was very nice indeed, though my shoes got drenched by the rising tide in the end...

Nice walk, @SabineP ! I hope the blue sky stays with you through the winter this year!
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
https://kirkie47.wordpress.com/ this might work. I am intrigued. When did I post photos of my Camino frances? Help! Send me the link! I have no idea. That was half a lifetime ago!!! i will be adding a little more soon...
Nothing better to dust off mental cobwebs by doing a walk.
Did 7k.in a brisk tempo. 6 gr Celsius but full sun.
such crisp light, Sabine. The second photo is so like a painting...beautiful. As are vnwalking’s two photos. Thanks.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
I did 5k today on our local, flat country trail. 48° F, windy and a slight drizzle. I pretended I was on the camino cuz you never know what weather you are gonna get. I just consider it good practice for my next Spring adventure!
https://kirkie47.wordpress.com/ this might work. I am intrigued. When did I post photos of my Camino frances? Help! Send me the link! I have no idea. That was half a lifetime ago!!! i will be adding a little more soon...

such crisp light, Sabine. The second photo is so like a painting...beautiful. As are vnwalking’s two photos. Thanks.
Kirkie, I enjoyed reading your account of your trip to Morocco, yet how sad and desperate many of their lives are. It is heartbreaking. The photos are so unique and colorful, very nice.

When I saw your camino pictures I just googled...wordpress.com kirkie47.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés, Inglés, Fisterra/Muxia, Baztanés x2, Primitivo, Norte, Portugués & hopefully many more.
https://kirkie47.wordpress.com/ this might work. I am intrigued. When did I post photos of my Camino frances? Help! Send me the link! I have no idea. That was half a lifetime ago!!! i will be adding a little more soon...
Beautiful and evocative words and photos, @kirkie! Thanks for sharing the experience with us.
 
https://kirkie47.wordpress.com/ this might work. I am intrigued. When did I post photos of my Camino frances? Help! Send me the link! I have no idea. That was half a lifetime ago!!! i will be adding a little more soon...
On an ipad:
Kirkie, I just touched kirkie47 on your first post and touched ‘search web’ on the pop-up box. Because I use duckduckgo for a search engine (doesn’t track you), I got this:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=kirkie47&t=ipad&ia=web

.... which has lots of page links, just like the result of a google search.

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Thank you for telling of your journey ... in words that could only have been written by you 😊
You do have such a wonderful way with words!!
Thank you ...
and such beautiful photographs ... the dyes in sacks, such glorious colours, how did you tear yourself away from them??
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
On an ipad:
Kirkie, I just touched kirkie47 on your first post and touched ‘search web’ on the pop-up box. Because I use duckduckgo for a search engine (doesn’t track you), I got this:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=kirkie47&t=ipad&ia=web

.... which has lots of page links, just like the result of a google search.

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Thank you for telling of your journey ... in words that could only have been written by you 😊
You do have such a wonderful way with words!!
Thank you ...
and such beautiful photographs ... the dyes in sacks, such glorious colours, how did you tear yourself away from them??
Thanks, and to all who have had a look. Here is the link, I hope, to the second and final post. https://kirkie47.wordpress.com/2018/11/05/a-journey-part-2
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Today I walked 16k.in the valley of the river Maas, the natural border between the Netherlands and Belgium.
A flat walk with a varied landscape. Halfway you will see a bunker from WWII. And an old borderstone.
Starting point is the small village of Oud Rekem, voted as one of the prettiest villages of Belgium.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
Today I walked 16k.in the valley of the river Maas, the natural border between the Netherlands and Belgium.
A flat walk with a varied landscape. Halfway you will see a bunker from WWII. And an old borderstone.
Starting point is the small village of Oud Rekem, voted as one of the prettiest villages of Belgium.
Lovely photos, Sabine. So glad you had that walk today, on such a clear and limpid day
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
A shorter stroll than yesterday. Only five k.
And although I love the flat region around the river Maas I just adore my south Limburg region with the gentle rolling hills. Although you might find it boring by now...;)
I walked to my avatar.:)
 

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Camino(s) past & future
1999 Burgos-SDC, 2003 Leon-SDC, 2007-2012 Le Puy-SDC, 2014 Burgos-Covarrubias, Camino Ingles 3 times
A shorter stroll than yesterday. Only five k.
And although I love the flat region around the river Maas I just adore my south Limburg region with the gentle rolling hills. Although you might find it boring by now...;)
I walked to my avatar.:)
What kind of a “church “ is this?
 
Camino(s) past & future
1999 Burgos-SDC, 2003 Leon-SDC, 2007-2012 Le Puy-SDC, 2014 Burgos-Covarrubias, Camino Ingles 3 times
Thank you so much! It was very interesting. Of course I didn’t understand all what was said, but the English text explained most of it, I think. The pictures of the church are beautiful, with the light coming through the walls.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)

Peter Fransiscus

Do good and good will come to you.
Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
oh dear! not the not serious thread! what am I doing?!!!
Oh no! I made a boo boo! I thought this was the "club thread" cuz I assumed the latest pics posted by VNwalking were of Thanksgiving traditions for her! Duh, so sorry!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
:D
I assumed the latest pics posted by VNwalking were of Thanksgiving traditions for her!
Nope. It's a total co-incidence that thanksgiving and the full moon of the Burmese month of Tazaungmon coincide this year. They are totally different things, in every way. ;)
 

yaying

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
somehow someday...
A shorter stroll than yesterday. Only five k.
And although I love the flat region around the river Maas I just adore my south Limburg region with the gentle rolling hills. Although you might find it boring by now...;)
I walked to my avatar.:)
oh my look at the 3rd photo is it same photo of your profile...
the season view.:)
love love love
 

Cybermum

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances may 2019 Portuguese Feb 2019

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
My first proper walk after more than two weeks inactivity.
An abnormal high temperature at 11 Celsius.
Grey but dry...Had been raining the whole night.
Went rather early so only saw two local hunters. Happy with my red jacket...;)
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Had been raining the whole night.
The mud, the mud...;)
I sure hope it dries at some point between now and April, Sabine.

Here is my walk today - well, it was a nice detour on my way home from an errand - to a village pagoda a few kms away, with more sleeping dogs than people at that time of the day.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Ever since I learned that the Bay of Fundy in eastern Canada experiences the highest tides, I've been intrigued by the idea of going there. This past summer I managed to get there (sorry, it's taken me this long to sort my photo problems). Am also attaching a time lapse high/low tide video if anyone's interested.

https://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Products/T/TheHopewellRocks.aspx

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Camino(s) past & future
1999 Burgos-SDC, 2003 Leon-SDC, 2007-2012 Le Puy-SDC, 2014 Burgos-Covarrubias, Camino Ingles 3 times
These mountains are “my» mountains. I live to the right in the picture. I don’t climb the highest tops any longer, but there are lots of nice paths in the mountain sides. But many of us don’t like to walk there any more. Since 21 October a young woman has been missing in this mountain area. She told friends that she wanted to walk in the area to the left, where there is a very much used path. But she never came back. Her car was parked where one usually starts walking. Since then there has been a big rescue action. Police, Red Cross, hundreds of volunteers, dogs, drones, helicopters, aeroplanes, all have been searching for her for a long time, but in vain. Signals from her mobile phone show that she had been there, but not exactly where. Now the mountains are covered in snow so it is impossible with a further search. It is a mystery and a tragedy. ED8032DF-B2E1-416D-B5FD-CCDCB0BF5167.jpeg Photo from my local newspaper, Møre-Nytt.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
These mountains are “my» mountains. I live to the right in the picture. I don’t climb the highest tops any longer, but there are lots of nice paths in the mountain sides. But many of us don’t like to walk there any more. Since 21 October a young woman has been missing in this mountain area. She told friends that she wanted to walk in the area to the left, where there is a very much used path. But she never came back. Her car was parked where one usually starts walking. Since then there has been a big rescue action. Police, Red Cross, hundreds of volunteers, dogs, drones, helicopters, aeroplanes, all have been searching for her for a long time, but in vain. Signals from her mobile phone show that she had been there, but not exactly where. Now the mountains are covered in snow so it is impossible with a further search. It is a mystery and a tragedy. View attachment 49837 Photo from my local newspaper, Møre-Nytt.
Thanks for sharing this with us all. We can hope, but it is a long time since the young woman started her walk... thinking of her, and her family, in this distressing time.
 

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