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Where did you walk ( locally ) in 2020?

Camino(s) past & future
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.
A beautiful day so Scafell Pike at 3209 Ft was calling us....perhaps for the last time am sorry to say
It was a tough trek up and took us eight and a half hours...walkers pass us going up...and going down...but like the Duracell batteries, we keep going !!
Walking through water, over boulders,and up scree paths......it was hard at the last stage up to the peak....and even harder coming down....old bones you see.. and if broken, don't heal easily!!
Fantastic scenery with mountains all around and valleys below...flowing rivers after so much rain and of course the many lakes

Scafall Pike is part of the 3 peaks challenge in the UK....often done for charitable purposes and involves climbing the 3 highest peaks within 24 hours
Ben Nevis in Scotland at 4413 feet
Snowden in Wales at at 3560 feet
Scafall Pike in England at 3209 feet
Now that would be some walk!!image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg
 
Camino(s) past & future
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.

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
A beautiful day so Scafell Pike at 3209 Ft was calling us....perhaps for the last time am sorry to say
It was a tough trek up and took us eight and a half hours...walkers pass us going up...and going down...but like the Duracell batteries, we keep going !!
Walking through water, over boulders,and up scree paths......it was hard at the last stage up to the peak....and even harder coming down....old bones you see.. and if broken, don't heal easily!!
Fantastic scenery with mountains all around and valleys below...flowing rivers after so much rain and of course the many lakes

Scafall Pike is part of the 3 peaks challenge in the UK....often done for charitable purposes and involves climbing the 3 highest peaks within 24 hours
Ben Nevis in Scotland at 4413 feet
Snowden in Wales at at 3560 feet
Scafall Pike in England at 3209 feet
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🏅🏆 Incredible accomplishment, Annette!
 
Camino(s) past & future
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.
🏅🏆 Incredible accomplishment, Annette!
Thank you Chris...for these walks, age ...and old knees are not our friends!
There was a time ...and not even that long ago that we could do Scafell Pike in 6 hours or so, and that was by the more difficult approach too!!
Ah well,....there are a few more less taxing mountains here to be walked and we'll worry about the knees later!
Just as well it's pouring rain today...a good excuse for a rest day.
 

peregrina2000

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Another post from the interloping cyclist. I wound up taking almost 9 hours, but I reached my goal of cycling my age! It was just like a long day on the camino, I felt exhausted, and wondered whether I would make it but when I got home and had a hot shower, what was left was that familiar post-walking sense of calm and contentment. Two weeks make a big difference (it rained last Sunday) — harvest is in full force, trees are changing colors (though this is not a great fall colors year, unfortunately), fields are turning brown, but there are still miles and miles of untraveled country roads for me to pedal on.
 

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Theatregal

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Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2019
Camino(s) past & future
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.
Camino(s) past & future
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.
Around my back yard :cool:

Though we are creating our own version of Phil's Camino, just a heck of a lot shorter! Like 80 metres a circuit.

Just 10,000 circuits to walk a CF :eek:
Any photos Robo?

Today, on our walk, we met Horace the hippo
which reminded me of your "best friend" bear.
Now Horace has been all around the world.....carried of course by his friend Bob
He's even dressed for the weather here.image.jpeg
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Around my back yard :cool:

Though we are creating our own version of Phil's Camino, just a heck of a lot shorter! Like 80 metres a circuit.

Just 10,000 circuits to walk a CF :eek:
Robo, you can't get any more "local" than your own back yard!
Do you wear your backpack with the rice cooker?
 

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)
Photos, please, Rob!
I can commiserate, because I have walked three virtual Caminos (and I'm in the middle of the 4th) in a single partly covered hallway — back and forth back and forth over and over every day.

These are actually from two days last week. Maybe it's sense deprivation, but I thought the patterns of evening light on the tiles, and on the plants outside was very nice...

@peregrina2000 , congratulations! I'm really enjoying your photographs from these long bike rides. The landscape might be flat, but what you are showing us of it is certainly not boring!
 

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Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(May 2018)
VdlP (2022?)
Photos, please, Rob!
I can commiserate, because I have walked three virtual Caminos (and I'm in the middle of the 4th) in a single partly covered hallway — back and forth back and forth over and over every day.

These are actually from two days last week. Maybe it's sense deprivation, but I thought the patterns of evening light on the tiles, and on the plants outside was very nice...

I'll take some pics at the weekend.
Today we laid the 'Senda' section up one side of the house, that requires negotiation around the hot water system and Air Conditioner unit ! :rolleyes:
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I can commiserate, because I have walked three virtual Caminos (and I'm in the middle of the 4th) in a single partly covered hallway — back and forth back and forth over and over every day.
I think I need to take a few of your meditation classes cuz I could never do this!
Btw, love your photos.
 
Camino(s) past & future
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.
A beautiful days walk to the base of Great Gable but did not go up this time
Wide open fells with Buttermere, Crummock water and Wast water in the distance
Some paths waterlogged after 2 days rain
A visit to the working slate mine at the Honister pass with some slate works and a replica of a shelter often found in the mountains
A verse chiselled into a slate plaque
A via Ferrata that's popular with some behind the mine!
 

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peregrina2000

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A beautiful days walk to the base of Great Gable but did not go up this time
Wide open fells with Buttermere, Crummock water and Wast water in the distance
Some paths waterlogged after 2 days rain
A visit to the working slate mine at the Honister pass with some slate works and a replica of a shelter often found in the mountains
A verse chiselled into a slate plaque
A via Ferrata that's popular with some behind the mine!
More pretty pictures of more great hikes — Annette, what is your average driving time to get to all of these many beautiful places? Are they all day hikes from home or are you taking a few days at a base and hiking from there? Just curious, and more than a little jealous. :p

Buen camino, Laurie
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Yes Annette, inquiring minds like to know. On your last big outing you'd rented a cottage as a "base camp".
 

ranthr

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C Frances 2005, 2007
Le Puy en Velay -SdC 2009
Via de la Plata 2011
gr 653 from Oloron to Puente la Reina 2012
Gr65 from le Puy to Figeac 2013
Irun to Santander 2013
Porto to SdC 2014
Astorga to SdC 2015
Snow on the hills, winter is coming soon. No ice on the river yet.
 

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Theatregal

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Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2019
I don't know if this is happening for anyone else, but when I clicked on photos in the latest post on this page (10), the photos kept scrolling through all the photos on this page that have been posted by other people, from @Annette london 's post #901 through to @ranthr 's post 924.

Just checked - This is happening on other photo threads as well.

EDIT: Ivar has fixed this issue.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
I don't know if this is happening for anyone else, but when I clicked on photos in the latest post on this page (10), the photos kept scrolling through all the photos on this page that have been posted by other people, from @Annette london 's post #901 through to @ranthr 's post 924.

Just checked - This is happening on other photo threads as well.
On my iPad, no problems. In fact there is a huge improvement. Much easier now to see all the beauty captured and shared...
 

Mark Day

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Santiago planned for end April 2020 now 2021
From the 25th Sept to 7th Oct myself and my wife Helen decided to walk the Coast to Coast. Helen's first time, my third (but first using B&Bs rather than camping). We were very lucky with the weather and only had two days of rain 😊
 

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Camino(s) past & future
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.
More pretty pictures of more great hikes — Annette, what is your average driving time to get to all of these many beautiful places? Are they all day hikes from home or are you taking a few days at a base and hiking from there? Just curious, and more than a little jealous. :p

Buen camino, Laurie
Hi Laurie,
Er are staying in the Lake District National Park in the North West of the U.K.
It's about 5-6 hours from London depending on how many stops we have..its motorway all the way.
Always stay in self catering cottages where we can cook ourselves
Usually just book a few days before depending on the weather forecast...this is our second time this year so pretty lucky
The Walks/ hikes here are out of this world in terms of scenery and closeness to nature with a mixture of high level and low level walks, and for all ages and abilities
Depending on our base... whether in the Northern, central or Southern Lakes...we try and walk in that area to save driving which can be anything from 5 miles to 15 miles
This time we are in the Northern Lakes
Paths are generally very stony with steep ascents and descents for the high level walks.
People with poor mobility or in wheelchairs are also catered for in some places
The coastal walks we did earlier in the year were in Cornwall in the Southwest of England and as beautiful in their own way
The U.K. Is actually actually a wonderful place to walk with thousands and thousands of miles of public rights of way
Where we live, in outer London the terrain is generally fairly flat but beautiful all the same with fields and forests and many long distance walks
Hope this helps Laurie and if you like mountains, forests lakes and fields ...here we are...
All the best
Annette
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I love your pictures, Annette! I hope to visit that area of the Lakes district when covid gives us a breather.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
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.
I love your pictures, Annette! I hope to visit that area of the Lakes district when covid gives us a breather.
Hi Chris
It will
And you will..

Today a walk up to Cat Bells and beyond
Morning over Derwentwater
Glorious Autumn colours on all the fells
Some steep paths with some scrambling ...and a little friend with his mask and sanitiser waiting to greet us!!!image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg
back down the valley with tumbling waterfalls and fast flowing rivers
Picturesque green fields
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Hi Chris
It will
And you will..

Today a walk up to Cat Bells and beyond
Morning over Derwentwater
Glorious Autumn colours on all the fells
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back down the valley with tumbling waterfalls and fast flowing rivers
Picturesque green fields
Gorgeous photos and your hiking stamina is amazing!...Wow!
 
Camino(s) past & future
1999 Burgos-SDC, 2003 Leon-SDC, 2007-2012 Le Puy-SDC, 2014 Burgos-Covarrubias, Camino Ingles 3 times
Walking in my neighbourhood today. (I don’t know if I understand the new way of posting pictures...)
 

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Icacos

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Camino Frances (2013)
A few weeks ago I posted a picture of my local Grouse Mtn and expressed my ardent desire to climb that mountain. The weather forecast for today was clouds with no rain so off I went. It took me three hours to climb what others indicated should take “about ninety minutes.” I could not have done it without my poles. Took the gondola down.
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Theatregal

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So far...
2012 ~ 2019
A few weeks ago I posted a picture of my local Grouse Mtn and expressed my ardent desire to climb that mountain. The weather forecast for today was clouds with no rain so off I went. It took me three hours to climb what others indicated should take “about ninety minutes.” I could not have done it without my poles. Took the gondola down.
Fantastic @Icacos !! Congratulations! Grouse is a doozy!
 

Icacos

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Camino Frances (2013)
Fantastic @Icacos !! Congratulations! Grouse is a doozy!
Thank you @Theatregal (and @kirkie too.) I am quite elated with my endeavours. I noticed, when one fellow passed me on the trail (everyone did) that he was doing the ‘rest step.’ I spoke with him briefly. He said he had endured both a heart attack and cancer. Said he was 74 and was “not giving up.” He left me in his dust. 😊
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Yesterday we took a half hour drive to hike up a small mountain to see the autumn foliage. It was rather disappointing. Most of the mountain was covered with oak and pine and most of the oaks had had a storm blow away their leaves. The view from the top was a bit hazy and there wasn't much color to be seen anyway. Since our last hike there the state has taken the slabs of rock on the trail and organized them into a staircase. We took a more rugged trail down.

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Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(May 2018)
VdlP (2022?)
A beautiful days walk to the base of Great Gable but did not go up this time
Wide open fells with Buttermere, Crummock water and Wast water in the distance
Some paths waterlogged after 2 days rain
A visit to the working slate mine at the Honister pass with some slate works and a replica of a shelter often found in the mountains
A verse chiselled into a slate plaque
A via Ferrata that's popular with some behind the mine!

Love the photos. I think I was last there in about 1988! In Winter. made for interesting walking.
 
Camino(s) past & future
1999 Burgos-SDC, 2003 Leon-SDC, 2007-2012 Le Puy-SDC, 2014 Burgos-Covarrubias, Camino Ingles 3 times
Autumn
 

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Lexicos

Jim
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Camino Frances
2017
Camino Portuguese 2019
Melbourne as it has never been before.
 

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SabineP

Camino = Gratitude + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Looks like it would make a nice bonfire one day.

That would bring some light and warmth in these gloomy Covid times.
Our country just got new strict measures...it is not looking good.
Even if we are allowed to walk with max ten people our group decided not to come together tomorrow. So back to our own small bubble or walking alone.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Flights booked from Edinburgh for May 2018 planning walking from Sarria to Santiago
Great walk along the forth and Clyde canal, Friday was glorious, the hills are called the Campsie Fells In central Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 and the stretch east to west, so lucky to be surrounded by such beauty 🙏
 

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Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
We have been walking locally regularly but this past week we went up onto Dartmoor again. Very reminiscent of the Primitivo. The climb out of Widecombe is very 'Casa Julia' but about the same distance and rise as the climb out of Pontedeume on the Inglés.
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A short walk (5.2kms) but very enjoyable.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I thought that was likely but I was hoping there was some lake closer to me that I had never heard of. :D
Well if there is one to be found, I am sure you would find it on your bicycle rides,🚲 although the season is nearly ending.😐
 

Icacos

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
A special treat today ... a friend with a car! We drove to an area that I could not have got to on my own, either by foot or public transport. Moss and ferns covered almost everything in the second growth forest where 100+ years ago there was logging and a small settlement. A wadable/walkable old water-main tunnel (one can see daylight at the other end) where I’ll have to bring the grands some day.
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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Great walk along the forth and Clyde canal, Friday was glorious, the hills are called the Campsie Fells In central Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 and the stretch east to west, so lucky to be surrounded by such beauty 🙏
That’s my home area. Did you call in to the Puffer? In my childhood it was the police station! Now, a pub.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Flights booked from Edinburgh for May 2018 planning walking from Sarria to Santiago
That’s my home area. Did you call in to the Puffer? In my childhood it was the police station! Now, a pub.
No Kirkie, if I sat down I doubt I would have got back up, And it wouldn’t have been the beer, had gone out to Kilsyth and back to the briggs😂
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Oh, how nice it was to set off with the image of the canal in my mind's eye! It was not long before that was sent to the background by a most spectacular sunrise, eking out its appearance second by second. I was not the only person unable to walk because of capturing it, either with the eye or a camera. It has taken me a wee while, but here is a link to a Wordpress post with some of the photos, and two of the photos just to tempt you! I edited a lot of them, but in the heel of the hunt, they have decided to go in as they were taken. I hope this link works...if not, just close your eyes and remember one you have already seen!
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Lexicos

Jim
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
2017
Camino Portuguese 2019
Night time walk.
 

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Theatregal

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Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2019
Oh, how nice it was to set off with the image of the canal in my mind's eye! It was not long before that was sent to the background by a most spectacular sunrise, eking out its appearance second by second. I was not the only person unable to walk because of capturing it, either with the eye or a camera. It has taken me a wee while, but here is a link to a Wordpress post with some of the photos, and two of the photos just to tempt you! I edited a lot of them, but in the heel of the hunt, they have decided to go in as they were taken. I hope this link works...if not, just close your eyes and remember one you have already seen!
Wonderful photos and post in your Wordpress blog, @kirkie . A lovely ode to the "urban walk".
 

peregrina2000

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Checking in from my weekly bike ride. I’m inching upwards in mileage and not feeling like I got run over by a truck when I get home, though I am usually gone for at least 8 hours! I see cyclists every week — they are always male, always in lycra, and always look quizzically at me on my hybrid bike plodding along slowly. Harvest is almost done, fall colors are still there if you find the right road. I have never heard of some of these places, even though they are so close to me — Foosland, Bellflower, Seymour, I guess I live in a bubble!
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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
Admiring the snow from a safe distance...
 

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roving_rufus

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2013-2015) Portugues (2017-2019) Via Francigena (2018-??) Camino from Ireland (2020-??)
Oh, how nice it was to set off with the image of the canal in my mind's eye! It was not long before that was sent to the background by a most spectacular sunrise, eking out its appearance second by second. I was not the only person unable to walk because of capturing it, either with the eye or a camera. It has taken me a wee while, but here is a link to a Wordpress post with some of the photos, and two of the photos just to tempt you! I edited a lot of them, but in the heel of the hunt, they have decided to go in as they were taken. I hope this link works...if not, just close your eyes and remember one you have already seen!
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Lovely photos of Dublin! And a reminder of what lies ahead on my planned camino route from home (with catchingthe ferry in Dublin)....but that is all on hold with level 5!
 

CWBuff

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
in Planning stage: Frances (SJPdP --> SdC) & Finisterre "2021" ... (GOD WILLING!)
A bit late to the thread but about 1.5 months ago I attempted to walk a portion of Schuylkill River Trail
I started at Pawlings Rd Trailhead (mile marker 23.3) which is on the outskirts of Valley Forge NMP and set out to d\t Philadelphia; the goal was 30St station where I would catch the regional train back home.
Unfortunately that day I didnt make it as after 18.5 miles it was as if I got hit with a sledge hammer... and all I could do is to sit down, call DW and ask her to come and get me 😢
you can see the progress of that walk here:
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2 weeks later I was successful of meeting that goal when I did 24.6 miles total (yes to get to afore-mentioned 30St Station I passed mile marker 0 - the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the famous Rocky steps) in slightly over 9 hours total time (which included a 45 min lunch break)

I know that most likely than not there wont be too many 24+miles Camino Days (well perhaps 1 or 2 on the Meseta) but its nice to know that I was able to crank it out.

(I did a 5.5 mile walk the following day... I still need to do couple of "long" ones back-to-back)
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
A bit late to the thread but about 1.5 months ago I attempted to walk a portion of Schuylkill River Trail
I started at Pawlings Rd Trailhead (mile marker 23.3) which is on the outskirts of Valley Forge NMP and set out to d\t Philadelphia; the goal was 30St station where I would catch the regional train back home.
Unfortunately that day I didnt make it as after 18.5 miles it was as if I got hit with a sledge hammer... and all I could do is to sit down, call DW and ask her to come and get me 😢
you can see the progress of that walk here:
SCHUYLKILL RIVER TRAIL HIKE

2 weeks later I was successful of meeting that goal when I did 24.6 miles total (yes to get to afore-mentioned 30St Station I passed mile marker 0 - the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the famous Rocky steps) in slightly over 9 hours total time (which included a 45 min lunch break)

I know that most likely than not there wont be too many 24+miles Camino Days (well perhaps 1 or 2 on the Meseta) but its nice to know that I was able to crank it out.

(I did a 5.5 mile walk the following day... I still need to do couple of "long" ones back-to-back)
You did well my friend. I have yet to walk more than 22 miles in one day on any of my five caminos. OTOH, I wouldn't want to have to walk just 5+ miles the following day because I pushed myself oo much the day before, but kudos to you, Buffy!
 
Camino(s) past & future
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.
This walk is all about the colours on Ullswater lake which is 9miles long and 0.75 miles wide
6 miles on some rough paths to the tea house at Howrown and 6 miles back by the high path through the ferns
I think we would have been tempted to come back on the boat from Howtown but due to covid19 the boat was only transporting people one way ...so it had to be "shanks mare"...but worth it for the colours!image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg
 

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)
Today, communing with the ripening bananas, and coming in from walking in time to help with another daredevil fruit picking session, from a big Vi-apple tree. Two guys on the roof of a nearby building were pulling down whole branches with a rope with a long bamboo pole. So there was a bit of a mess to drag away.
 

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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
@VNwalking, a very interesting article on the Vi-tree. The fruit looks quite a bit like an avocado, but apparently is completely different. I love the tropical beauty of where you live.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(May 2018)
VdlP (2022?)
I'll take some pics at the weekend.
Today we laid the 'Senda' section up one side of the house, that requires negotiation around the hot water system and Air Conditioner unit ! :rolleyes:

Photos may be delayed.
I gave myself a Hernia 're modelling', our home Camino :rolleyes:
 

Icacos

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Before winter sets in, I took the gondola with a young cousin up my local mountain and we hiked for a bit in the very rough terrain of the sub-alpine. Glimpses of nearby mountains, frost on flora and a visit to the resident grizzlies, one of which was enjoying a cold soak.
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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Before winter sets in, I took the gondola with a young cousin up my local mountain and we hiked for a bit in the very rough terrain of the sub-alpine. Glimpses of nearby mountains, frost on flora and a visit to the resident grizzlies, one of which was enjoying a cold soak.
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Right this minute, these are such a treat before I face into a zoom till lunchtime!
 
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Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Change of hour today, and I thought I was going to avoid them. The runners, the cyclists, the dog walkers with the dogs off their leashes. Ah well, never mind. Next time, even earlier... it is a lovely day, and to be alive is a gift. Here are three views from my little walk:

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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Yesterday on my local trail a few blocks away from my home, peeking through the trees.
A soybean field harvested and the trail getting a bit scruffy. Rather boring, but it gets me out walking on most days.
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Camino(s) past & future
Norte,primitivo,francés,portugués
Weather has been miserable with a lot of rain, but yesterday afternoon managed to take a walk near Blair Atholl, Perthshire in Scotland, the beautiful Bruar falls
 

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Koidream

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Camino Francès 2012
Camino Finisterre 2012
I went for a 7K walk between two showers. But noticed that even in between two showers it can rain...
Nevertheless I could shoot some nice pics.
 

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San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
There are many working cranes around Dublin Port these days, as the building fury rages on to fill up every square inch of land from the city to the sea. It was peaceful today, a bank holiday. The crane in my photo is decorative. A witness to slower times. I did not have to mutter bad words behind my mask as I was out too early for the majority of the runners.
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Icacos

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Camino Frances (2013)
There are many working cranes around Dublin Port these days, as the building fury rages on to fill up every square inch of land from the city to the sea. It was peaceful today, a bank holiday. The crane in my photo is decorative. A witness to slower times. I did not have to mutter bad words behind my mask as I was out too early for the majority of the runners.
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I think I remember that old crane. Not too far from Guinness Brewery? (I lost all my photos from that holiday. ☹️)
 

peregrina2000

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Staff member
Today, communing with the ripening bananas, and coming in from walking in time to help with another daredevil fruit picking session, from a big Vi-apple tree. Two guys on the roof of a nearby building were pulling down whole branches with a rope with a long bamboo pole. So there was a bit of a mess to drag away.
How great to see pictures of where you actually are!
 

Juspassinthrough

in our minds, we're vagabonds, you and I
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Inglés 2019
Leon-Sarria, June (2019)
Camino Aragonés (2023?)
I always enjoy reading about all of your adventures, CV-19 here in Texas has kept me close to home but, I finally got out for a long weekend of hiking in the Hill Country of Texas and it was long past due.

My adventure took me and a very small group of friends and fellow Pilgrims to the Lost Maples State Natural Area. The park is, I guess, in Vanderpool, Texas which is near nothing. For the Texans who may be reading this, Fredericksburg is the closest town of any size. For Americans, west of Austin and San Antonio and for the ROW who may not know much about Texas, it's in the very rough area of south-central Texas.

Lost Maples refers to the Big Tooth Maple tree that is rare in Texas but thrives in the micro-climate created by the water carved canyons and the abundance of spring water available. Water in this part of Texas is rare.

Two days, two trails. On Friday we tackled the East Trail. It begins through a grove of Maples which were just starting to change colors, the next couple of weeks will be prime time. This led us to a natural formation called Monkey Rock, see the picture and you'll know why.

The next hour was spent climbing the very rough limestone, gaining over 500 ft/150 m in a very short distance. At the top was a mesa which offered a stunning view of the area with very few man-made obstructions. This is what the Native Americans saw and the Spanish feared as it went on for as far as the eye could see.

My fellow Pilgrims know that you rarely get to go up without having to go down as well. From the Plateau, we could see the trail down and it looked easy in the distance. In fact it was more like the climb down from the Alto de Perdon with a little of the climb down to Roncesvalles thrown in.

It was still a great day, not long but very steep and rugged

Saturday took us on the West Trail, very different from the day before as it started with a slight climb over very rocky terrain but hidden in a canopy of trees, like part of the climb to O'C without the horse poop and flies.

After a short but steep climb, a brief flat walk and then a steep descent, we ended up in Mystic Canyon, very appropriately named. Under the canopy of Maples, Bald Cypress, Oak and Sycamore trees you could hear a hidden creek fed by the natural springs which are abundant in this rocky limestone formation. I find the area very similar to the Dordogne region of France with less rain and cooler of course.

Walking through the quiet forest, hearing birds and wind blowing through the trees. Water dripping down the rock face, for me, it was a moment of calm in this tumultuous year.

We stopped at a pool fed by a spring, water literally running out of a limestone face. The pool at first looked littered with leaves but once you looked more closely, you realized that you were seeing maple leaves on the bottom of the pool and the water was crystal clear. We took some extra time here, there were 6 of us and it was very quiet, even we spoke quietly in this spiritually powerful setting.

We did have to finally leave and we smiled and enjoyed the last mile +/-, 2k to the trail-head, our cars and the real-world.

In these crazy times, which will someday come to an end, I hope we can all find some peace and happiness in a special place, wherever you find it and with whomever you find it. Stay safe, peace and happiness to you all.
 

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I think I remember that old crane. Not too far from Guinness Brewery? (I lost all my photos from that holiday. ☹️)
There may be another one near Guinness. I will check it out. If there are other spots that you would like a photo of, within 5km of my home! I would be happy to try to get some of them for you.
 

Icacos

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Camino Frances (2013)
There may be another one near Guinness. I will check it out. If there are other spots that you would like a photo of, within 5km of my home! I would be happy to try to get some of them for you.
That’s very kind of you @kirkie, but I live in constant hope that my pics will eventually show up somewhere buried in my computer files. In the meantime, please keep posting photos of your walks. I really enjoying seeing them. 😊
 

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