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Where did you walk ( locally ) in 2019

Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
I was out fairly early this morning and was struck by the contrast between the cries of the seagulls and the lights in the Financial Services buildings. Which of the two make the world go round? Our natural world, or our contrived world? I couldn't upload the short video so you will just have to imagine the cries of the gulls. Had my knee injection so maybe won't be walking for a few days, but sincerely hope to have something worth posting soon!
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ranthr

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C Frances 2005, 2007
Le Puy en Velay -SdC 2009
Via de la Plata 2011
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Gr65 from le Puy to Figeac 2013
Irun to Santander 2013
Porto to SdC 2014
Astorga to SdC 2015
It is a bit dark here at the moment at daytime. Sun beiing back over the horizon around January 20. Too little snow for skiing at the moment, but still a walkingpath to my local hill! Happy new year everyone!
 

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It is a bit dark here at the moment at daytime. Sun beiing back over the horizon around January 20. Too little snow for skiing at the moment, but still a walkingpath to my local hill! Happy new year everyone!
Such lovely photos! and in them, the author is smiling through! Glad I looked at this on my laptop, as the snow seems to be quite at home falling on your photos. Usually I just shiver when I see that snow...
 

alansykes

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Camino(s) past & future
Except the Francés
Almost perfect cloudless morning up here on the Scottish border; woken up at 6 by surprisingly bright tiny slither of dying moon with Venus in close pursuit. Still short days up here (sunrise-sunset 8.34-15.53, compared to Santiago's 9.05-18.10) so up the fell with the hound as soon as possible, 300m of ascent in the first 3km from my front door, and no tarmac. The main thing I miss on the camino is my vizsla.
 

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A question: How can I manage to see all of a photo? On my iPad I often have to just give up, and the previous post has a photo I would love to see properly. Any ideas?
 

chinacat

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A question: How can I manage to see all of a photo? On my iPad I often have to just give up, and the previous post has a photo I would love to see properly. Any ideas?
On the (half) photo you see, look for the symbols that come and go in the top right hand corner .. the square with the arrow is the second from the left (I think 🤔) ... touch it and a new tab will open with the photograph ... 🤗

@kirkie
Edit: I’ve sent you a PM ... it’s a lot ‘clearer’ than the above! 😂
 
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FamPed

Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
There are many different Pilgrim Routes and Caminos in life.
That is really beautiful Kanga. :) Where is it? Your front yard? :):cool:
 

FamPed

Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
There are many different Pilgrim Routes and Caminos in life.
It still feels a bit empty, almost echoing here.. 😔 Like I am a bit lost and NOT at home, in my virtual albergue. 😭 Where are you all? Shall I send out a search party? Elephant? Mouse? Anyone? Maybe I have to go out in the garden to look in the cherrytree?
 

FamPed

Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
There are many different Pilgrim Routes and Caminos in life.
Collingwood Beach, Jervis Bay. Best spot on earth! And yes, the front yard - of a family beach house in which we stay each year.
I ❤ it! Congratulations to you and your family to have access to a bit of paradise on earth! 😊☺🤗
 

FamPed

Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
There are many different Pilgrim Routes and Caminos in life.
I didn't take any pictures on my last walk, it is so grey and NOT so seneric here right now.. Maybe I will do that today..
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
It still feels a bit empty, almost echoing here.. 😔 Like I am a bit lost and NOT at home, in my virtual albergue. 😭 Where are you all? Shall I send out a search party? Elephant? Mouse? Anyone? Maybe I have to go out in the garden to look in the cherrytree?
This is one I took on Monday morning en route to getting the jab in my knee that has meant house imprisonment. Free tomorrow so hope it will be a nice day...
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For interest, I usually attach screenshots but this is a photo plain and simple, so I will check when I have posted if there is a difference in how it shows up on ipad. The photo was taken around 8am, facing south across the River Liffey.
 

Icacos

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
On the (half) photo you see, look for the symbols that come and go in the top right hand corner .. the square with the arrow is the second from the left (I think 🤔) ... touch it and a new tab will open with the photograph ... 🤗

@kirkie
Edit: I’ve sent you a PM ... it’s a lot ‘clearer’ than the above! 😂
Thx. Just tried it on @Kanga’s picture and it works!!
 

Tulle

Active Member
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1999 Burgos-SDC, 2003 Leon-SDC, 2007-2012 Le Puy-SDC, 2014 Burgos-Covarrubias, Camino Ingles 3 times
On the (half) photo you see, look for the symbols that come and go in the top right hand corner .. the square with the arrow is the second from the left (I think 🤔) ... touch it and a new tab will open with the photograph ... 🤗

@kirkie
Edit: I’ve sent you a PM ... it’s a lot ‘clearer’ than the above! 😂
Thank you so much, it worked on my ipad😀😀
 

Samarkand

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January 2019, French Camino
Did a 30km mountain hike. It took me 11 hours (including 1 hour on the peak) to go up and then down 1300m. It was an awesome and beautiful walk, on which trekking poles did a miracle for my stability and knees, particularly downhill. Now, I still fell twice on a steep section of the icy trail where I averaged 1km/h, but I slided at least half dozen times.

For some reason i can't upload photos.
 
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blvdve

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Sanabrés from Ourense, September 2019
 20190102_144020.jpg With the holidays over, and the fireworks no longer an issue, I finally got out walking in the afternoon instead of the evening, and could enjoy the farm roads that edge our villages. Free at last! 😊
 
Camino(s) past & future
Via dela plata, via Francigena
Walked the “Cuillcagh” in Co Fermanagh, Ireland. It’s over natural and preserved bog, a good 10k, famous for the boardwalk part.
 

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Flights booked from Edinburgh for May 2018 planning walking from Sarria to Santiago
Walked around Milngavie Reservoir which is just outside Glasgow, on New Years Day, not an overly strenuous walk but delightful.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
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Walked around Milngavie Reservoir which is just outside Glasgow, on New Years Day, not an overly strenuous walk but delightful.
Hey, i bet not too many folks can pronounce that! Ah’m frae Kirkie so I have an advantage. Lovely photos.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
A beautiful morning for a long quiet restorative walk.
I just spotted the eagles and guessed this was one of your posts. How absolutely beautiful!!
You both live in such splendid surroundings, thanks for sharing it via your photos.
I see this fellow whenever i walk along the canal near where I live,,,
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Theatregal

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Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2018
A beautiful morning for a long quiet restorative walk.
I just spotted the eagles and guessed this was one of your posts. How absolutely beautiful!!
You both live in such splendid surroundings, thanks for sharing it via your photos.
I see this fellow whenever i walk along the canal near where I live,,,
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Beautiful @kirkie Love the reflected tree on his back!
 

Tulle

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
1999 Burgos-SDC, 2003 Leon-SDC, 2007-2012 Le Puy-SDC, 2014 Burgos-Covarrubias, Camino Ingles 3 times
At last a day when it was possible to take a walk in the neighborhood without getting wet and cold... we had a little snow before Christmas but on Christmas Eve it started to rain heavily and since then it has been plenty of rain, sleet, strong wind and fog. But today a little snow again and a hope of seeing the sun again. The sun is hidden behind the mountains for six weeks.840CA2F0-6D9E-4C1E-AAF1-7E7CA4DC9CD0.jpeg19986A7F-089C-4115-99DB-FFACE56FB65F.jpeg13AD71F2-8D82-40CA-A8D7-18B79E2EB0D9.jpeg
 

Kiwi-family

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Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
*where* doesn’t matter. What has been significant is that another forum member invited me out for a walk. And then we bumped into each other this morning. And we’re meeting at 6:55am tomorrow. As well as all that, she invited another couple who turned out to live a few houses away from me and I’ve bumped into them out walking twice in two days as well!
 

Roland49

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Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019 June/July/August
This year: once a week 'round my home-hill "Gehrdener Berg", 11km / 1:55h, mild up and downs.
Last year: several times to the "Brocken" in the Harz-Mountains. From Schierke on the "Eckerloch-trail" 5.5km / 500m ascent / best time 1:28h or from Torfhaus via the "Goetheweg" 9km / 350m ascent / 2:34h.
Have a look at: Nationalpark-Website.

At the moment both trails are closed due to the weather and heavy snowfalls. Will be reopened from tomorrow / sunday (hopefully).
 
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Flights booked from Edinburgh for May 2018 planning walking from Sarria to Santiago
Had a lovely experience walking in Tenerife January 2019, watching surfers windsurfers enjoying the weather also
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
No views of my walk today. Sun too strong in my eyes. Lovely brisk walk along by the river, into town and back out again. Chinese New Year celebrations evident in a few places. Here is a view from another walk along same route.
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Camino(s) past & future
Flights booked from Edinburgh for May 2018 planning walking from Sarria to Santiago
No views of my walk today. Sun too strong in my eyes. Lovely brisk walk along by the river, into town and back out again. Chinese New Year celebrations evident in a few places. Here is a view from another walk along same route.
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Beautiful walk along the Clyde, out to transport museum, and a wee cuppa,
 

Peter Fransiscus

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jungleboy

Nick
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Francés (Spring '17)
Primitivo (Spring '18)
Madrid (April '19)
This was a week-and-a-half ago now but I forgot to post it then. It was a 15km hills-to-coast walk in the Sintra-Cascais National Park at the western-most point of Portugal and continental Europe.

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And yesterday morning I walked from central Lisbon to Belém (about 6km) and went into the Jerónimos monastery for the first time in years.

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Hebridean

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Camino(s) past & future
May2019 Camino Frances
What a lovely collection of photos you all have! These are from my “local “ walk ( part of the Hebridean Way) a couple of days ago. I walk it so often but never tire of it.
 

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yaying

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somehow someday...
What a lovely collection of photos you all have! These are from my “local “ walk ( part of the Hebridean Way) a couple of days ago. I walk it so often but never tire of it.
oh my goodness that photo in particular reflects they mighty blue sky on the wet sand
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
Seven k.walk in the area.
Glorious 12 Celsius.
Lovely, Sabine. My walk was too brief, but also in bright sunshine and comfortable temperatures. No need to post photos, have done so before and today just wanted to get in the walk, while thinking and looking around me. Have a lovely day, everyone.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
Walking in Colorado...some of it is by bicycle, some by cross country skis, some by snowshoe and some just walking on the side of a mountain. View attachment 52141View attachment 52142View attachment 52143View attachment 52144View attachment 52141View attachment 52142View attachment 52143View attachment 52144
I know, not the same, but when it is far away from me, i give myself poetic licence: Almost Heaven, West Virginia.... thanks for sharing your joyful photos.
 
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After an abnormally mild and dry February, today we got a rather brutal reminder that spring is still a fair way from the Scottish border.


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Hi Alansykes
A bit warmer here in the south, and good weather yesterday ..cool but no rain
Yesterday we walked part of the London Loop

It's a 150 mile loop around London but within the M25 motorway
It follows a green corridor right around the capital and....mostly keeps to the green areas
There are 15 sections in all and so fat we've walked 10 of them
The good thing also, is that as oldies....sorry...seniors...travel is free to all the start and finishing points of rail or tube stations

This section was supposed to be about 18.5 km ....supposed to be!!

Started off at Moor Park on a lovely bright morning
Then it was mostly through parks, woods, fields, and country parks with lakes and a tiny bit of road walking
Only 1 cafe and pub the whole way however!

The scenery was lovely and amazing in itself that we were only spitting distance from the metropolis....80% of the Loop is like this
The whole route is so well marked too

Half way, we took a short cut...short cut!!
Didn't work and we went the wrong way....and back again
Couldn't find a short cut to the short cut!

Charlie said.."we're never taking one of your short cuts again as they always turn into a long cut!! ........point taken.

At about 5km to go and 22km later and just about to cross another field, I spotted a bus.......A BUS!! ....
That's it....I'm getting on this bus ....never so glad to see a bus God bless em!
Took us to the station of Elstree.......where they make the movies in the UK I think ...you know the ....Lights...Camera....Action stuff.
A nice easy journey home then
Whole walk was about 6.5 hours ....would have been quicker but for the short cut!
Well do another section another day soon
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alansykes

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Except the Francés
how coldly (!) lovely! thank you, Alan. last week, some people thought Spring had come to Dublin. Hah! think again!
The snow melted almost as soon as it came, sending an awful lot of water down the river Gelt, which is 2-3 feet higher than usual today. My dog and I often like to swim in the pool by this waterfall, but perhaps not today

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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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Vasco/?/Invierno ('19)
Good that someone has good sense, @alansykes. I always listen to a good dog when he or she says "Not today, thanks.";) (Wonderful pics, as usual!)

I've had only a little time to walk, besides the usual evening exercise, which is hardly photogenic.
But it's lovely to see everyone's rambles.

A few weeks ago we went up the road with the neighbors to see the blooming cherry trees, which are pretty unusual here. And the youngest person in the party promptly ran up the tree to pic flowers (obviously this is Burma, not Japan!)
 

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Good that someone has good sense, @alansykes. I always listen to a good dog when he or she says "Not today, thanks.";) (Wonderful pics, as usual!)

I've had only a little time to walk, besides the usual evening exercise, which is hardly photogenic.
But it's lovely to see everyone's rambles.

A few weeks ago we went up the road with the neighbors to see the blooming cherry trees, which are pretty unusual here. And the youngest person in the party promptly ran up the tree to pic flowers (obviously this is Burma, not Japan!)
intrepid child! lovely photos, thanks!
 

Arctic_Alex

Member
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Walking Camino Frances April 2019
Due to heavy snowfall accompanied by heavy wind it was only a short walk in the woods with the dog today ... no photos taken as it was not much light actually. But an overnight tour is planned sometime the coming days. That would be on skis.
Hopefully it will be a bit warmer then. The last night out was a couple of days ago ... -28°C (see picture) :)
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Camino(s) past & future
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Due to heavy snowfall accompanied by heavy wind it was only a short walk in the woods with the dog today ... no photos taken as it was not much light actually. But an overnight tour is planned sometime the coming days. That would be on skis.
Hopefully it will be a bit warmer then. The last night out was a couple of days ago ... -28°C (see picture) :)
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Oh! I am envious! Truly.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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Vasco/?/Invierno ('19)
Oh! I am envious! Truly.
Me too.
Snow here would be the sign of climate Armageddon....
My walk today was smokey. There are fires all around us, set by people to clear weeds, and they get out of hand. No-one thinks it's in any way unusual or bad - it's the way things are done and have been since forever.
Human beings and our slash and burn mentality...sigh...
 

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Purky

The Dutch guy
Camino(s) past & future
Reality is frequently inaccurate
Still enjoying this thread a lot! But it's been too long since I contributed, partly because my walks aren't all that local the last couple of months. Like last week: me and my son spent 5 days abroad (as a gift to him for reaching his 18th birthday and his high school diploma). We logged more than 100 km walking through our destination, but I am cheating a little by posting this pic as it was hardly local (for us).
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
Still enjoying this thread a lot! But it's been too long since I contributed, partly because my walks aren't all that local the last couple of months. Like last week: me and my son spent 5 days abroad (as a gift to him for reaching his 18th birthday and his high school diploma). We logged more than 100 km walking through our destination, but I am cheating a little by posting this pic as it was hardly local (for us).
Cheats are allowed on this thread, hadn’t you noticed? A landmark occasion, for your son, and for the old daddy!
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/?/Invierno ('19)
Gorgeous and relaxing.
Not without its share of mud, I see.;)
Here an early morning walk to a nearby pagoda, past fields of banana trees and flowers for cutting. It's getting increasingly hot, so I haven't been walking much after about 9.
 

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Well it wasn't exactly today!
Last weekend really

Travelled to Donegal ..north west Ireland to visit a friend
Weather windy and cold but that didn't stop us haring off with the dog along part of The Wild Atlantic Way....and then through the mountains and bogs of the area ....also some beautiful beaches in which Donegal is famous for

Had Coffee. in Killybegs...a fishing village I visited as a child with my parents
Visited some round tower churches ...only one pub though!!!
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ranthr

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Gr65 from le Puy to Figeac 2013
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Porto to SdC 2014
Astorga to SdC 2015
Sun has been back for 2 months now, good skiing condition right outside my door.
 

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