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This is a lovely thread, interesting too see the variety of walks in preparation for the main event. At the beginning of the year I spent a month walking in Brazil, Camino da Fe. On my return had no intention of walking anywhere else this year until last month received the call to return so thought better repair trusty merrells, replace hiking socks, purchase new 'ice-breaker' jersey and took a little wander over the Wicklow hills, 32 of us spent the weekend walking 26km on St Kevin's way, a magical place and my purpose was too find a stone to take in my Francè but instead a button found me 🤠
The button weighs less. Lovely photos, and yes, all thanks to Sabine for the thread. And everyone for the sharing of the photos and words, of course. Thanks for sharing yours.
 

Derrybiketours

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The button weighs less
Indeed it does, normally but interestingly I found a stone around the same time as the button found me which weighs less than the button. Both appear to be similarly proportioned. Some time before discovering these I had been talking to a fellow walker about all things Camino. He has completed 6 walks and has never received a sign. I explained that before my first camino I was constantly receiving small white fluffy feathers, then one day a button appeared with my name on it which I have left on the Camino. Whilst we walked and talked it was noticeable that small white fluffy feathers were present on the ground so we collected one each. There was a good energy between us and I asked if he'd accompany me to the Lough to locate my stone of intention. On the way he was surprised that a small black button appeared on the boardwalk and I picked it up and offered it too him. He declined and said he's a little amazed and conceded that it was meant for me. Let the universal games begin, can't wait to see what's in store on the Meseta 🤠
 

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Theo59

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Camino Frances 2022
Today on hills around hometown. The valley is Philippi, where Roman democracy died and Roman empire was born in 42 bC. The mount in the back of third photo is Paggeon. In west side of the valley there is a church at the place Lydia, the first European Christian , was baptized.
 

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There are a few Horseshoes in the Lake District!!

The Kentmere horseshoe...The Coledale...The Newlands...The Deepdale...and the Fairfield horseshoe...
A sunny morning saw us starting off over the little bridge just beyond Ambleside to walk the Fairfield one
A lot of mist on the top but it's cleared before when we went up there ....so we were hopeful again this time.
We only met one other walker on the way

Sure enough, as we had our picnic in the shelter, the mist cleared and a wonderful view unfolded

Down we came but on this section there seemed to be more ups than downs!!
Then the last bit, although with steps, was particularly steep.

Too much of this and we'll need knee replacements!

Last bit was through Rydal mount grounds where the poet William Wordsworth lived from 1813 until his death
His descendants still live there
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Theo59

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Camino Frances 2022
There are a few Horseshoes in the Lake District!!

The Kentmere horseshoe...The Coledale...The Newlands...The Deepdale...and the Fairfield horseshoe...
A sunny morning saw us starting off over the little bridge just beyond Ambleside to walk the Fairfield one
A lot of mist on the top but it's cleared before when we went up there ....so we were hopeful again this time.
We only met one other walker on the way

Sure enough, as we had our picnic in the shelter, the mist cleared and a wonderful view unfolded

Down we came but on this section there seemed to be more ups than downs!!
Then the last bit, although with steps, was particularly steep.

Too much of this and we'll need knee replacements!

Last bit was through Rydal mount grounds where the poet William Wordsworth lived from 1813 until his death
His descendants still live there
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I" ll stick to that bridge. I like them literally and metaphorically.
 

Via2010

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06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
I will walk a part of a camino de Santiago in Germany (Prüm to Trier) in October. We will be a group of 10 or 11 pilgrims and have a car for support. Thus my mum, now 78, will walk with me, too. Our last camino, which we walked together, Lisbon to Porto, ended with her in Hospital. The year later we found out that she had a severe heart disease (4 bypasses, 3 stents since then). She always wanted me to take her back on the camino again. This is a good opportunity for her to find out, if she can still walk a camino in moderate daily distances.. If it is not ok for her anymore, she will be back home within less than one hour by car.
 

Kanga

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Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
I've been walking the Sydney coastal walk south, starting at Barrenjoey Lighthouse (near Palm Beach, for any Home and Away fans - in fact they were filming as I walked past). I am taking the headland and bush walks whenever possible. A beautiful city, with its spectacular location and extraordinary bushland surroundings. I've taken countless photos of the beaches, ocean and harbour.
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Roland49

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Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019 July
Hello fellow pilgrims,

last weekend I've walked a bit of the Elbe-Seitenweg (in the City of Dresden) and Dresden itself.
Not very local, but "only" 300km away from home.

Very nice city with many well known tourist-spots.
Some shots:
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The Yenidze, a former cigarette factory, now a office complex
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The "Zwinger", the Galery of the Kings of Saxony
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Inside the Zwinger / King's Court
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The Opera "Semper-Oper", with DeLorean, 2 icons of history
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The majestic Church and parts of the City-Palace
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The "Frauenkirche", rebuilt of ruins in the 90's after the reunification only with fundraised money
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Semper-Oper again
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The Elbe-River, view from the well known "Brühl'schen Terassen", a Fortification on the riverbanks in Dresden
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Inside the Court of the Zwinger
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Steamship on the Elbe-river

Hope you'll enjoy the pics.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
My daughter and I along with 100,000 of our new best friends walked in Melbourne Australia for climate change.
There aren't enough like buttons for this.

I'm far from any possible action, but did have a walk on Monday with friends, on a 20 degee day - with gorgeous views of forests and valleys in the Blue Mountains. And then overnight the weather seriously turned and we've been inside all week. The snow for me is a magical rarity and it vanished all too soon.
 

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It will be the Spring Equinox here in Australia in a few days but some intrepid souls have been continuing to swim in the sea throughout winter. We've had good days and not so good days but it is wonderful to walk the beach in all its various moods as a support crew for my husband and friends. Wonderful rainbow today against brooding skies yet last week a much calmer - and warmer - sea.

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Wokabaut_Meri

somewhere along the Way
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Camino Francés 2015
Pilgrims Way 2018
Via Francigena #1 Canterbury-Dover 2018
...and, of course, back in our backyard park - Onkaparinga River National Park. A new bridge has finally been installed to replace the old one washed away in floods a few years ago, giving us access to a nice climb and a great view over the township of Old Noarlunga.
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An early walk along the beach from Bacton in Norfolk
Sun shining and miles and miles of golden sand
A lovely tea and coffee at Mundsley and on we went
Arrived in Cromer and on the spur of the moment we hopped on a bus to Norwich, the capital of Norfolk ...an hour or so through lovely countryside and little villages

First stop at Norwich Cathedral where we had a wonderful tour ...for a donation.
The Cathedral has stood for over 900 years as a presence in the heart of Norfolk which was once a very wealthy county...due to the cotton trade.
It's been said that Norwich once had as many churches as the weeks in the year and as many pubs as the days in a year!!
Then we walked through the cobbled streets with their quaint little shops and cafés
Back on the bus to Cromer and a late arrival back to the start.
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Mary Doll

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Camino Frances Sarria to Santiago (2018)
Camino Francés SJPDP to Finisterre planned for June 2020
I’ve been on holiday this week on the North West coast of Scotland around 300 miles north of my home town. Yesterday’s walk was to a remote beach which involves an 8 mile round walk across moorland. Yesterday was the perfect day for it. Also gave me the chance to test out my new Osprey Tempest 40 for the first time. I stuffed it with a puffy jacket and a hoodie and some waterproofs just to bulk it up a bit along with a litre and a half of water and a flask of coffee and some food. Not quite Camino weight but I’m confident now it will be ideal for the Camino.
 

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VNwalking

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Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Look at those trees @Theatregal ! Wonderful.
And Peter, I hope that restaurant was roomier than its entrance!
My walk was by the sea, and now again in an airport concourse (they can be super exercise).
 

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Left the house this morning at 9.30 in drizzly rain. got home around 4pm in bright sunshine. My feet are singing songs to me, as they have not been bunched up inside shoes for five weeks or more... walked along by a local canal and into the Botanic Gardens, then later through a delightful area right in the middle of town that I have always known of but never actually walked through it. My steps app says I walked 16.7km, with 22,505 steps. There is an annual exhibition in the Botanics, Sculpture in context. Some of the photos are of the entries, others are of nature’s best, and i know which I prefer...I did choose the beehive set as my favourite, because it was done by a group of young people, and highlights the urgency of keeping our bees alive and well...
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Left the house this morning at 9.30 in drizzly rain. got home around 4pm in bright sunshine. My feet are singing songs to me, as they have not been bunched up inside shoes for five weeks or more... walked along by a local canal and into the Botanic Gardens, then later through a delightful area right in the middle of town that I have always known of but never actually walked through it. My steps app says I walked 16.7km, with 22,505 steps. There is an annual exhibition in the Botanics, Sculpture in context. Some of the photos are of the entries, others are of nature’s best, and i know which I prefer...I did choose the beehive set as my favourite, because it was done by a group of young people, and highlights the urgency of keeping our bees alive and well...
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Fantastic photos...
The spiders web is amazing ...
A new profession surely awaits you!!
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
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Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Fantastic photos...
The spiders web is amazing ...
A new profession surely awaits you!!
I totally agree, Annette. That spider web is amazing, but I especially love the way the spider himself is outlined in bright light!
 

hel&scott

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Camino(s) past & future
2004 St Jean - Santiago, 2008 &18 Seville - Finesterre, 2010 Ferrol - Lisbon, 2012 from Cartehenga.
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I am tagging along, bringing up the rear while these three take the lead home... this is the camino Scott and I made after our last trip to Spain together, it wanders around our farm sometimes as a roadway, someplaces a grass track... bit like the real thing, only greener.
 
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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Wonderful hike today up Grouse Mountain.
"Exit, pursued by a bear."

this is the camino Scott and I made after our last trip to Spain together, it wanders around our farm sometimes as a roadway, someplaces a grass track.
Yes, but Kiwi fences are SO much better.;)
 
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Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
How near were you to that bear? Such a great photo. My sister lives in your neck of the woods so i always love to see how seasons change over there (she is a bit more north: point zero on Alaskan Highway). Super photos, thanks.
Hah, that's what I was wondering too!
 

ranthr

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Le Puy en Velay -SdC 2009
Via de la Plata 2011
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Porto to SdC 2014
Astorga to SdC 2015

Theatregal

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So far...
2012 ~ 2019
How near were you to that bear? Such a great photo. My sister lives in your neck of the woods so i always love to see how seasons change over there (she is a bit more north: point zero on Alaskan Highway). Super photos, thanks.
About 20 feet away...but very safe - he was protected from us humans :) Near the top of the mountain there is an open range habitat refuge for rescued wildlife. This Grizzly Bear was found as a cub after a logging truck hit and killed his mother and 2 siblings. Cubs can't survive on their own without their mothers, so he was brought to Grouse Mountain.
Still a dream of mine to travel the Alaskan Highway!
 

domigee

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2020? Hopefully Via de Bayona/Burgos to Ponferrada/Camino de Invierno
11 miles today in Kent, my first ‘proper’ walk since I finished the Camino aragonés beg. of August. First day of wonderful weather after the torrential rains last week.
Very undulating, as ever. Boy do I need more practice 😉
 

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FLEUR

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Camino Frances 2012 - 2016
Voie de Paris / Tours Aulnay to Saintes 2017
Camino del Baztan 2018
Away from home, visiting Santona but not Camino walking. This church is very special but I fear many pilgrims miss it as they push through the town and on to the next stop. 20191003_112305.jpg20191003_113237.jpg20191003_112807.jpg20191003_112735.jpg
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Oh, a Pileated! Beautiful shot of him, @Theatregal !

Today, ahhhhh...a nice up and down Bushwalk near Tairua, with a friend who's as wild about the flora as I. Sadly, with only a phone for photos and no macro lens, the Sun Orchid and Ladyslipper pics did not turn out.
And I did a good job of twisting an ankle but it was worth it. The views? Just wonderful.
 

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Theatregal

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Oh, a Pileated! Beautiful shot of him, @Theatregal !

Today, ahhhhh...a nice up and down Bushwalk near Tairua, with a friend who's as wild about the flora as I. Sadly, with only a phone for photos and no macro lens, the Sun Orchid and Ladyslipper pics did not turn out.
And I did a good job of twisting an ankle but it was worth it. The views? Just wonderful.
Thank you! yes - he was a beauty! Gorgeous view in your photo - what a rock! Really hope your ankle is okay.
 

domigee

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2020? Hopefully Via de Bayona/Burgos to Ponferrada/Camino de Invierno

domigee

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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
An amble through the hills in the Coromandel, with views of the sea, and past blooming manuka bushes buzzing with bees. And there were friendly cows...

Then in the afternoon, I enjoyed a bit of bush-bashing, following a stream track up to a labyrinth.
 

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Peter Fransiscus

Be a Rainbow in someone else's cloud.
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All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
An amble through the hills in the Coromandel, with views of the sea, and past blooming manuka bushes buzzing with bees. And there were friendly cows...

Then in the afternoon, I enjoyed a bit of bush-bashing, following a stream track up to a labyrinth.
Beautiful photo's , thank you for sharing. 🙏
 
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Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
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Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
A misty morning. A brief walk along a well trodden path. As ever, I found myself contrasting what is there today with what was there fifty years ago. I saw and was caught by some simple things:
  1. The end of the line: in days of yore, the railway line leading to the ships that would take away and deposit goods in and out of Dublin. Now, it is a decorative feature on the river front.
  2. Also, decaying hooks that were in daily use to secure the ropes from berthing ships.
  3. A memorial of a young Vincent who took his own life at a point along the river front.
  4. An advert drawing on current concerns.
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SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
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some and then more. see my signature.
@Theatregal : good to see your gorgeous pictures. Restorative indeed. Thank you.

Unfortunately I did not walk enough to my liking but hopefully better next weeks.

Some short strolls recently.
 

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VNwalking

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Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
I thought I would have a lot of catching up to do, but it seems we all have been on the quiet side.
I have been walking back and forth in the evenings for half an hour or so, when I can. Boring, but it is activity.
But a visit from a friend gave me the excuse and the company to go out for longish-walks several times in the last week. The evening light here is particularly golden thanks to not-so-good air quality.

@Theatregal , the geese! Perfect timing.
You and @SabineP have such wonderful photos.
 

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Stephen Nicholls

Steve Nicholls, Suffolk, U.K.
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Too many caminos to list in the permitted 100 characters!!
I'm getting a bit too old for daily long distance walking! However, I try to walk between 2 and 4 miles [5 kms] each day, locally, in the forest. I love the autumnal colours. Here are two photos I took on a walk last week:
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Yes - that IS white frost on the ground!

And finally an Acer tree, shedding its autumnal red leaved in the village church-yard.
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Best wishes to all .... and a Happy Christmas!
 
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Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
Whilst this may not exactly be a local walk today..it was local I suppose to where we were staying at the time
There are some wonderful walks in Tenerife, the largest of the 7 Spanish Canary Islands
We got the bus from the coast up to the Teide national park..took about one and a half hours to the Parador at 2000 m.
Off we went up and up to the gap before our intended ridge walk at about 2400m
The scenery is wonderful if not strange at times to the eye....so different to our usual scenery though

A lot of the scenes from "Planet of the Apes" were filmed here in fact and all the while the magical Teide in our view.....at 3718m(12198ft)

We did walk up there About 6 years ago....staying in the refuge before climbing on a good path the next morning to see the sun rise
Teide is still an active volcano and the smell of sulphur was pretty overpowering at the time

So on we went through sparse vegetation and by then we were above the clouds ...magical!

Well it was until we got to a rocky outcrop and marked with a path sign..
No way could we get down from that outcrop
Tried 3 times but the drop was too steep.....
Hanging on the rocks precariously my first thought was......
"We're going to miss the bus" and we'll have to hitch!
Second thought..
"We're going to get killed or injured up here"

Reason prevailed however and we backtracked and down through the scrub until we found a path of sorts ...and on we went down and into the forest
2 paths.....we took the wrong one southwards and down which soon disappeared
Up again sliding on the pine needles ....
Saw a huge cairn and a sign......went south again and this time just as we rounded a corner a vision of green loveliness....the green bus!!!!!!

Waving like a woman possessed with the poles and arms I ran towards it
It flew past........and then stopped ...we ran like mad ...could have kissed the man!!

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Peter Fransiscus

Be a Rainbow in someone else's cloud.
Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Whilst this may not exactly be a local walk today..it was local I suppose to where we were staying at the time
There are some wonderful walks in Tenerife, the largest of the 7 Spanish Canary Islands
We got the bus from the coast up to the Teide national park..took about one and a half hours to the Parador at 2000 m.
Off we went up and up to the gap before our intended ridge walk at about 2400m
The scenery is wonderful if not strange at times to the eye....so different to our usual scenery though

A lot of the scenes from "Planet of the Apes" were filmed here in fact and all the while the magical Teide in our view.....at 3718m(12198ft)

We did walk up there About 6 years ago....staying in the refuge before climbing on a good path the next morning to see the sun rise
Teide is still an active volcano and the smell of sulphur was pretty overpowering at the time

So on we went through sparse vegetation and by then we were above the clouds ...magical!

Well it was until we got to a rocky outcrop and marked with a path sign..
No way could we get down from that outcrop
Tried 3 times but the drop was too steep.....
Hanging on the rocks precariously my first thought was......
"We're going to miss the bus" and we'll have to hitch!
Second thought..
"We're going to get killed or injured up here"

Reason prevailed however and we backtracked and down through the scrub until we found a path of sorts ...and on we went down and into the forest
2 paths.....we took the wrong one southwards and down which soon disappeared
Up again sliding on the pine needles ....
Saw a huge cairn and a sign......went south again and this time just as we rounded a corner a vision of green loveliness....the green bus!!!!!!

Waving like a woman possessed with the poles and arms I ran towards it
It flew past........and then stopped ...we ran like mad ...could have kissed the man!!

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Beautiful photo's Annette. 🙏
 
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Beautiful photo's Annette. 🙏
Thank you Peter,
Some sparse landscape up there in the parc national
Tenerife is also a very colourful island and one of the walks we did was through the valleys in the hills not to far from the coast
A few abandoned houses and terraces here and there
We often wondered how the people worked and tilled the land due to the apparent lack of water but it seemed that these communities were quiet vibrant back then
Every walk we did was so different scenic wise
Really a walkers paradise and nice for some winter sun and heat
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Annette
 

alansykes

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Except the Francés
Sadly facing my last night in Spain this year, with a virtually full moon over the palm trees by the Mediterranean at Málaga. It's -2 degrees and light sleet back home for tomorrow, I hear: so it goes.

Not sure if the story I heard is true but it should be - if it isn't, e molto ben trovato, as the Italians say - that the person given the money to complete Málaga cathedral's second tower decided to abscond across the Atlantic and use the dosh to help the Americans in their war of independence (which I believe worked out quite well, at least until recently).DSC_1729~2.JPG
 

caminka

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in september I've been just across the border in istria, croatia. a local society there (Camino Istria) is uncovering, recovering and promoting old routes in and around istria and I've been invitied to participate in a week-long walk. lovely if (still) a bit thin on the services. there's even some pilgrim paraphernalia to see.

IMG_7714 2019-I stara-pot-iz-Pomjana mejnik.JPG IMG_7749 2019-I ob-Dragonji.JPG IMG_7855 2019-I srce.JPG IMG_8020 2019-I Motovun.JPG IMG_8202 2019-I Grdoselo.JPG IMG_8338 2019-I Draguc svRok AntunIzPadove svRok 1537.JPG IMG_8509 2019-I Kotli mlin.JPG IMG_8593 2019-I vzpon.JPG IMG_8682 2019-I Ucka vzhod.JPG IMG_9001 2019-I setaliste Opatija svJakub apsida.JPG

I have wikiloc links too (with lots more pics) if anyone is interested.
 
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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
All the smoke's gone in the direction of Sydney, it seems.
That looks gorgeous, @caminoagogo !

What is creating the "not-so-good air quality"?
Burning (agricultural, domestic cooking and refuse disposal, and industrial), bad diesel, no environmental regulation...and and and...
 

caminoagogo

http://camino-a-go-go.blogspot.com/
Camino(s) past & future
Francés from Leon(2014)
Frances & Sanabres from Ourense (2018)
Portugués (2020)
All the smoke's gone in the direction of Sydney, it seems.
That looks gorgeous, @caminoagogo !

Burning (agricultural, domestic cooking and refuse disposal, and industrial), bad diesel, no environmental regulation...and and and...
This was taken in late October @VNwalking . It'd look a bit different now unfortunately 😢
 

Purky

The Dutch guy
Camino(s) past & future
Reality is frequently inaccurate
I was in the province of Limburg last weekend, the southernmost of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands. One of the reasons I was there was that about a year ago I found out that the IT guy that visits my work every now and then to fix a problem is an outdoor fanatic. So we quickly found common ground to talk about our outdoor endeavours. About a month ago he approached me, slightly hush-hush, to invite me and a select few others to Maastricht for a special tour.
It turned out he was also very much at home underground, specifically in the marlstone caves and old mines in the area of Maastricht. The reason for his furtiveness was that much of his knowledge of the cave systems wasn't necessarily obtained legally. Apparently you can't just roam free in the old mines, but he never let that stop him. He told me that his record was just over a hundred hours underground, to give you an idea of his degree of immersion.
So we, a party of four, went underground last Sunday, just across the border between Holland and Belgium. I hadn't made a mistake in trusting our guides expertise: he pretty much knew all there was to know about the labyrinth of caves and mines. We spent about four to five hours below ground, and it was awesome. To quote Tom Waits:
"Below the mine shaft roads, it will all unfold
There's a world going on underground"

(For photo #6: 'Lambier the writer was here on 1468 the 19th day of august'. Kilroy was here, only five and a half centuries ago...)
 

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Wow @Purky . Spectacular.
I only visited the official and rather touristy caves around " Landgoed Slavante" but this is something completely different.
And Tom Waits is always right!


Might wait a while to post pics of my walk from today ( rather bleak in comparison ).
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
I was in the province of Limburg last weekend, the southernmost of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands. One of the reasons I was there was that about a year ago I found out that the IT guy that visits my work every now and then to fix a problem is an outdoor fanatic. So we quickly found common ground to talk about our outdoor endeavours. About a month ago he approached me, slightly hush-hush, to invite me and a select few others to Maastricht for a special tour.
It turned out he was also very much at home underground, specifically in the marlstone caves and old mines in the area of Maastricht. The reason for his furtiveness was that much of his knowledge of the cave systems wasn't necessarily obtained legally. Apparently you can't just roam free in the old mines, but he never let that stop him. He told me that his record was just over a hundred hours underground, to give you an idea of his degree of immersion.
So we, a party of four, went underground last Sunday, just across the border between Holland and Belgium. I hadn't made a mistake in trusting our guides expertise: he pretty much knew all there was to know about the labyrinth of caves and mines. We spent about four to five hours below ground, and it was awesome. To quote Tom Waits:
"Below the mine shaft roads, it will all unfold
There's a world going on underground"

(For photo #6: 'Lambier the writer was here on 1468 the 19th day of august'. Kilroy was here, only five and a half centuries ago...)
Braveheart! And a reminder that we tread on the ghosts of those who were here before us. Thanks,Purky, for sharing this.
before even reading it, look what i found...http://www.scriptiesonline.uba.uva.nl/document/648979
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Sneaking in under the wire, after two recent walks in the village to visit some nuns.
The trash here is epic but there are the beginnings of recycling - here's someone making a living off others' laziness, going door to door!
And change is here, and sometimes it is just sad. The third photo is the crowd of guys watching the evening chinlon game. This version's not traditional and more like volleyball - but using head and feet rather than hands. The ball is woven bamboo, and the point is to keep it in the air as long as possible as well as to make as many athletic moves as possible.
 

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