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Where did you walk ( locally ) in 2020?

Madidi

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2012 & 17: Fisterra Muxia 2013 & 2015: Ingles 2014: Madrid 2015: Salvador & Primitivo 2016
Today was my first 'serious' walk since early March because of Covid19 concerns. My wife has been 'shielding' since then because of health problems and apart from a few short walks together recently in our local forest park, we have rarely been further than our garden. After much encouragement from my wife, I finally headed off on one of my favourite camino training walks on paths close to our home. It's a walk of approx 12 kms on mountain and forest tracks. There are lots of great views but today a harr moved in from the sea and turned a pleasant morning into a cold one. I am looking forward to the next one :) .20200624_093614 (2).jpg20200624_093619 (2).jpg20200624_095804 (2).jpg20200624_101126 (2).jpg20200624_101549 (2).jpg20200624_101604 (2).jpg20200624_101901 (2).jpg20200624_102133 (2).jpg
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
As I mentioned back in post #496 Peg and I went to the mountains for the weekend. On day 2 we hiked the Welch-Dickey Loop trail that took in the two peaks. This is a great hike for the amount of effort put in as there are many rock slabs at the tops allowing views of the surrounding mountains. We did have a problem with that though as, just as we got to these (steep) slabs, it rained for a bit and the rock became very slippery. Peg was happy to see some more lady slipper flowers because they are all gone at home now. And besides the pink ones we got to see a rare white one. Peg remembers that the first time we did this loop (long ago) we did the 4.4 mile/7 km hike in the guide book time of 3h 10m. We broke a record on our recent hike though; it was done with the slowest hiking speed we ever walked, 0.67 mph (6.5h). Peg was proud she was still hiking at our ages though. We were the oldest hikers seen on the trail.

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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.
Monday, I finally had the energy to go out and walk post surgery.
I only made it a little over 1k before I was winded.
WTH ??!! This surgery kicked my butt!

Yesterday I made 2.2

Slow and steady...
Brilliant
1km is great
2,2 is great
That's more than a lot of people walk in a day!!
So well done
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Yesterday, using my shopping expedition as my trudging zone, I took these photos: the famine statues are silent reminders of different hard times, and the street adverts speak to the passers by, encouraging the communal spirit of support and gratitude for all our frontliners.
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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)
I haven't been posting here siince the corridor I'm walking in is the same, and hardly scenic. But it was raining, as it has been at least once every day for a few weeks. The rainy season is upon us. Today it was a sudden deluge, like standing under a waterfall.
Very entertaining to watch from a dry place.

Today in my virtual Camino Olvidado I got to Labaniego. Day 56 from Pamplona, and about 633kms. This is much more entertaining than the corridor, and the slow progression along the map is what keeps me walking day after day.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
I haven't been posting here siince the corridor I'm walking in is the same, and hardly scenic. But it was raining, as it has been at least once every day for a few weeks. The rainy season is upon us. Today it was a sudden deluge, like standing under a waterfall.
Very entertaining to watch from a dry place.

Today in my virtual Camino Olvidado I got to Labaniego. Day 56 from Pamplona, and about 633kms. This is much more entertaining than the corridor.
How I wish I could see more of your photos, but they just keep spinning around! I admire your commitment to your virtual walking. I have not even a paltry % of your dedication! Now, I have time to go into the back lane, and I will. In solidarity! 👣👣👣
Edit: I had time for 2092 steps. I will add more later. Company makes it more sustainable!
 
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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.
A very early start as the weather has been so hot and the temperatures high
A section of the 3 Forests way
8 mile drive and parked under the trees
Onto the fields with the 3 Forest sign
Then no signs.....and lots of paths!!
Took the wrong one and wandered around the fold edges for a while
Onto the track and up to the church at Stanford Rivers ....with an alpaca farm
Then the path was redirected ...lost again
Eventually back by the fields growing wheat where the farmers had made a path
Beautiful scenery with the wheat blowing in the wind
So like the Meseta in June!
Dare I say we got lost again but eventually got back to the car!!
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SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
7.5 k. Greenspot Rullingen. Forest, orchards and almost no paved roads.
 

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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.
Yesterday for the first time since the beginning of the Coronavirus era, I spent two days in Drenthe (Northeast Netherlands). Walked in the Dwingerderveld yesterday, it was our first time and is certainly worth repeating.
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Today a walk in silence to Camp Westerbork
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The 102.000 stones .😞😥
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The Memorial.🙏
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Friday was hot and Peg wanted to go to "the beach" to cool off. She actually meant "the shore" as she wanted to go the rocky headlands of Halibut Point State Park on Cape Ann north of Boston. For 50 years I've enjoyed the drive between Rockport and Gloucester on the cape. This year I had Peg drop me off in Gloucester and I walked the 6 miles (10 km) to the park to join her. It was along a minor highway and mostly on a sidewalk but enjoyable anyway. This time I could take in the sights slowly and take pictures. Occasionally the walk came close to coves but mainly I liked seeing the New England villages and homes along the way. I had a hard time paring down the pictures I took to show the place for you so I combined pictures. Next time I would like to do the walk in the cooler autumn and extend it by about 4 miles to get to Rockport. There is a cliffside walk from the point to get one most of the way.

For pictures I will start with the water view ones. First with some coves along the way and then, at the park, I show the old quarry and a great pile of rocks that came from it (and little piles that vistors create). Next comes a view of the shore where Peg spent her time waiting for me. Finally there is a shot of a classic New England dish, french fries and fried clams (with bellies, not the strips). Somehow I took that picture accidently but I was able to make it look okay by rotating 8 degrees and severely cropping it. The restaurant was excellent with its covid precautions.

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Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
This collection of pictures shows some of the houses, churches and other things I passed. There are houses along the way being constructed and older ones dating back as far as 1740.

Two churches still in use and one converted.
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Americana: A house with a flag and a white picket fence (and a brass scallop shell on the door). I hear that flags at residences and businesses are really an American thing. I may have come across a few more flags than normal because we are so close to the Independence Day holiday. Note that the "fire truck" is named.
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Here note: (1) boulders in the yard; (2) the special election year campaign sign; (3) the red, white and blue chairs on the porch.
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More houses (well, one is a barn).
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Pictures from 2 of the at least 4 cemeteries I passed along the way.
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Some other things I found.
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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.
This collection of pictures shows some of the houses, churches and other things I passed. There are houses along the way being constructed and older ones dating back as far as 1740.

Two churches still in use and one converted.
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Americana: A house with a flag and a white picket fence (and a brass scallop shell on the door). I hear that flags at residences and businesses are really an American thing. I may have come across a few more flags than normal because we are so close to the Independence Day holiday. Note that the "fire truck" is named.
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Here note: (1) boulders in the yard; (2) the special election year campaign sign; (3) the red, white and blue chairs on the porch.
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More houses (well, one is a barn).
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Pictures from 2 of the at least 4 cemeteries I passed along the way.
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Some other things I found.
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Rick
Just love these photos

I always loved those American films with the swing on the porch and the white picket fence ...thinking of Anne of green gables and Avonlea
And I love the way the Americans have their flag outside their homes

We do have a picket fence though at the front of the house between the neighbours .....just wish we had the porch with the swing as well!!!
 
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.
Thank you. But Anne of Green Gables is set in the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. I picked one photo because of the Canadian flag BTW.
Ah yes..
Canada...USA.....a lot of houses with swings and porches in both!
And Avonlea ...also in Prince Edward Island
The children and myself never missed the series on the tTV every week
Just thinking about them now makes me feel nostalgic
Maybe We'll get there some day!

The series was called The Road to Avonlea
 
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ranthr

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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
Far east and north in Norway in the town Vardø walking to Seilneset, memorial to the Witches burned in Finnmark 400 years ago.
 

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Icacos

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Camino Frances (2013)
Today I trekked an hour and twenty minutes up the hill before I got into the woods. It felt so good to stretch my legs. Here's the best shot I could get looking out towards Georgia Strait with Vancouver Island in the distance. And in the woods I was able to get my nature fix. If you look carefully at the old tree trunk, you will see a stone that someone has lodged there with the words "Be Brave" - a welcome thought in these Covid times. Keep safe everyone.

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Lexicos

Jim
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
2017
Camino Portuguese 2019
I walked 17 km yesterday from where I live to where my son lives, in a suburb by the sea. It wasn't the Pyrenees or the Great Ocean Road or vineyards, farmlands and rolling hills but I sure was glad to see my son and tell him that I walked 17 k's to see him! I got a smile for that one. That's plenty for me.
 

Glenshiro

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy - León, Camino Frances (2012 - 2019)
In last week's unusual heat (30+) I walked round the Darwell reservoir in East Sussex, stopping for lunch in the churchyard of the hamlet of Mountfield. The church is mainly 12th century and largely unaltered. The font has 16th century carvings - including 3 scallop shells, possibly recording a parishioner's pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in the reign of Henry VIII or Elizabeth.
 

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 friend and I walked a 22 mile shorepath that completely surrounds a beautiful spring fed lake in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. There are numerous mansions, gardens and a variety of paths right along the waterfront of these gorgeous private
residences.
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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.
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
My usual before breakfast walk. Lovely and peaceful, as usual on a Sunday morning.
I took the word normal with me. I brought the word yardstick back with me. I learned to measure in the Imperial measurement system. A yardstick was literally a stick a yard long. Then when I was able to comprehend abstract ideas, the word was an image of a norm. What happened? A change to Metric measurement threw yardsticks on the bonfire, but I still have yardsticks in my mind’s eye. For today at any rate, I am thankful for the time during my walk to pay attention to the notion of normal, and I have lots more to say but will spare you! The walk is a very easy and pleasant circle route. If it does not rain this evening I could well repeat it. I am aiming for Belorado, after all! And onwards, virtually of course.
I took no photos today, but here is a photo from the last bridge before the open sea, looking towards the city:
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SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Today I was invited to walk with a small group of friends. We walked 8k and time to time in constant drizzle.
I am the one in the red coat.
 

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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
My usual before breakfast walk. Lovely and peaceful, as usual on a Sunday morning.
I took the word normal with me. I brought the word yardstick back with me. I learned to measure in the Imperial measurement system. A yardstick was literally a stick a yard long. Then when I was able to comprehend abstract ideas, the word was an image of a norm. What happened? A change to Metric measurement threw yardsticks on the bonfire, but I still have yardsticks in my mind’s eye. For today at any rate, I am thankful for the time during my walk to pay attention to the notion of normal, and I have lots more to say but will spare you! The walk is a very easy and pleasant circle route. If it does not rain this evening I could well repeat it. I am aiming for Belorado, after all! And onwards, virtually of course.
I took no photos today, but here is a photo from the last bridge before the open sea, looking towards the city:
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Kirkie, I own a wooden yardstick (3' long) and on occasion still use one for sewing projects. Very useful when measuring and marking fabric when needing a straight line before cutting. I didn't realize they had become rather obsolete, but I probably haven't used mine in "years".
 

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've enjoyed all the pictures, virtual travel in the time of CV-19 is probably all I can hope for this year. I did get out into central Texas which is, by its nature, very physically distanced, lots of square miles with very few people. I enjoyed an early July 4th in the relative cool at Meridian State Park on a short but interesting 5 mile/8k walk. Nice to be outside in nature again. Central Texas shares some similarities geologically to the Dordogne region of France. Limestone, including caves, oak trees, rivers and springs but with far less rain.

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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
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Icacos

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
A friend and I walked a 22 mile shorepath that completely surrounds a beautiful spring fed lake in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. There are numerous mansions, gardens and a variety of paths right along the waterfront of these gorgeous private
residences.



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Chrissy, you mentioned this walk before, and I checked it out on google. What a treat it must be to walk that route among those gardens and in such a beautiful setting. Thank you so much for the pics. :)
 

Icacos

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Building up the training now we are all coming out of hibernation. This is a wreck (also known as historic building) in Kent. Also this morning along the beach and the first stop at an outside cafe (now open).
What a sad wreck, but it is still beautiful. Kent holds a special place in my heart ... Leeds Castle, and it is also where I went for my first walk on one of England's very special public paths.
 

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
Chrissy, you mentioned this walk before, and I checked it out on google. What a treat it must be to walk that route among those gardens and in such a beautiful setting. Thank you so much for the pics. :)
Glad you enjoyed the photos. It was really hard to choose as I took way too many and there were probably a hundred gorgeous mansions and homes along the way!
BTW, British Columbia is beautiful!
 

Icacos

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Today, a trek in the trails to Norvan Falls (hint: it's in North Vancouver ;)). I had to walk from the bus stop to the trail head so, all told, for me it was about 17.5 k round trip. More than I had anticipated, and I can hardly believe I did it. :):) Mostly all in shade, with lots of birdsong and the sound of the creek on the left. Evidence of long ago logging in the area. Others on the trail, but no discernible camino kindred spirits, and no iced latte until the very end.

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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?)
Today, a trek in the trails to Norvan Falls (hint: it's in North Vancouver ;)). I had to walk from the bus stop to the trail head so, all told, for me it was about 17.5 k round trip. More than I had anticipated, and I can hardly believe I did it. :):) Mostly all in shade, with lots of birdsong and the sound of the creek on the left. Evidence of long ago logging in the area. Others on the trail, but no discernible camino kindred spirits, and no iced latte until the very end.

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Awesome pics, thanks for expanding my virtual world.
 

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)
Wish I could say I was walking here
You and me, too.
I was scrolling through everyone's posts, thinking "Oh, that's nice," or "Pretty..." but then yours stopped me in my tracks. All I could think was "Oohhhhhhhh!" — being in the middle of a huge nostalgia attack. Ruapehu, Ngaruhoe, and the shoulder of Tongariro...and the tussock under the snow. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Thanks, @Kiwi-family , this made my day.
🙏 💖
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
and no iced latte until the very end.
Peg and I have long used our saying "It may be a great hike but it isn't a perfect hike unless there is a beer at the bottom." We are going to have to get into the habit of saying end instead of bottom as fewer and fewer of our hikes go up mountains.
 

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?)
Peg and I have long used our saying "It may be a great hike but it isn't a perfect hike unless there is a beer at the bottom." We are going to have to get into the habit of saying end instead of bottom as fewer and fewer of our hikes go up mountains.
I don't want to get off the track of where everyone's walked and the great pics but, I love your thought process. On my Caminos (and after most hikes anywhere), as we got to the town we were staying in, before a shower, before doing laundry while I was still fresh off the trail of having a caña, a nice cold Estrella Galicia which was "the best beer I'd ever had in the world...today". And only today because there's always tomorrow. Buen Camino.
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
You and me, too.
I was scrolling through everyone's posts, thinking "Oh, that's nice," or "Pretty..." but then yours stopped me in my tracks. All I could think was "Oohhhhhhhh!" — being in the middle of a huge nostalgia attack. Ruapehu, Ngaruhoe, and the shoulder of Tongariro...and the tussock under the snow. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Thanks, @Kiwi-family , this made my day.
🙏 💖
You’re welcome! I won’t be driving to Wellington and back again in a hurry (at least not in two days to shift my son and his fiancée back to Auckland!) but tomorrow we are flying to Christchurch and motorhoming around for ten days (and doing some day hikes) so that should produce some special scenery!
 

Icacos

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Lovely photos @Icacos ! I think I will walk this next week :)
Sounds good! You can grab a latté, iced or otherwise, at The End of the Line General Store. It’ll be on your way out ... but they’ve removed all the outdoor seating - that’s all the seating there is/was -and the bathrooms are unavailable. So use the facilities at the trail head. Sign of the times. 😊
 
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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.
Walking parts of the South West coastal path in Cornwall. It is
630 miles (over 1000km) of stunning scenery
Today, from what we've read, the most rugged part ...from St Ives to Zennor is 6 miles
A mixture of paths..some easy,some over boulders and some parts going through narrow areas covered with beautiful ferns
Had coffee in Zennor and then back through the fields with what seemed hundreds of stiles of various shapes and heights ..lots of fields with curious cows also
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Theatregal

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Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2019
Sounds good! You can grab a latté, iced or otherwise, at The End of the Line General Store. It’ll be on your way out ... but they’ve removed all the outdoor seating - that’s all the seating there is/was -and the bathrooms are unavailable. So use the facilities at the trail head. Sign of the times. 😊
The End of the Line is a wonderful store! Love the support they give to local artists. My uncle lives near the store and it's always a coffee stop when we walk the trails to and around Rice Lake. Thanks for the info on the bathrooms :)
 

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
My local trail, not too exciting, but hey ho, I get there from my front door so can't complain. Most of the wildflowers are gone now. It was sunny and humid at the start, but I heard some thunder and storm clouds to the north and before I ended my walk it followed me and I was rained on...but I liked it!
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Here they are...
 

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Galloglaigh

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Lycra tribe.
CF (2017/8), VF (2018/9), CP (rebooked) (2021)
Another day on the British Pilgrimage Trust's Old Way. This time at Arundel.

Arundel is a funny place. Very small but dominated by Arundel Castle, a small family home for the Duke of Norfolk (see pic) and Arundel Cathedral. The Cathedral is one of the few Catholic cathedrals as almost all the others are Anglican - a peculiarity of British history. Both the Cathedral and the Castle dominate the town but is it a popular place to visit and live. Expensive though.

The trail in and out of Arundel is stunningly beautiful and a high point of the route. See if you can find the deer.
 

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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
Another day on the British Pilgrimage Trust's Old Way. This time at Arundel.

Arundel is a funny place. Very small but dominated by Arundel Castle, a small family home for the Duke of Norfolk (see pic) and Arundel Cathedral. The Cathedral is one of the few Catholic cathedrals as almost all the others are Anglican - a peculiarity of British history. Both the Cathedral and the Castle dominate the town but is it a popular place to visit and live. Expensive though.

The trail in and out of Arundel is stunningly beautiful and a high point of the route. See if you can find the deer.
Yep...found him!
 
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.
Another day on the British Pilgrimage Trust's Old Way. This time at Arundel.

Arundel is a funny place. Very small but dominated by Arundel Castle, a small family home for the Duke of Norfolk (see pic) and Arundel Cathedral. The Cathedral is one of the few Catholic cathedrals as almost all the others are Anglican - a peculiarity of British history. Both the Cathedral and the Castle dominate the town but is it a popular place to visit and live. Expensive though.

The trail in and out of Arundel is stunningly beautiful and a high point of the route. See if you can find the deer.
Yes,I found the deer too!... Just..

Arundel castle is more of a mystery though
We walked the South Downs Way a few years ago but for the life of me, I can't remember a castle...or a Cathedral.
Might have been the day we had too much "vino tinto"
Then again, I can't even remember Arundel!
 
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A long walk today on the South West coastal path
Scenery out of this world
A lovely sunny day
A well marked route and seeing a lot of yellow arrows
Overgrown in places and a few mine shafts visible
Did we get lost?
Hah...I'm not saying ..but we did come across a pub not on the planned walk!!image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg
 

Theatregal

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So far...
2012 ~ 2019
A fascinating walk with a friend who is a forest ecologist. I learned a lot about the magic of an old growth rain forest and especially about nurse logs and stumps - fallen and decaying trees of different species supporting, healing and nurturing the ecosystem as a whole.

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Icacos

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
A fascinating walk with a friend who is a forest ecologist. I learned a lot about the magic of an old growth rain forest and especially about nurse logs and stumps - fallen and decaying trees of different species supporting, healing and nurturing the ecosystem as a whole.

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Beautiful pics @Theatregal. You‘ve just confirmed my resolve to get out there tomorrow and venture further into this forest. There’s no public transport to where I want to start so I’ll have to take a taxi, but I’ll be able to bus home at the end. The weather is just too good to pass up.
 
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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.
A long day with 2 walks
We wanted to see St Michaels mount ...the end of a Cornish pilgrim way from the north Cornish coast to the south.....-approx 12 miles
Unfortunately the former monastery was closed due to high tides so we walked along the coast for a while
Not as dramatic as the north side on the Atlantic coast

Coming back to back we decided to walk to St Ives by the "fields"
At halfway we went down to the coastal path
We'll come back by the fields!
Had tea and back but could not find the path......no marks and too many houses and roads ....you know how it is!....and it was raining
Found ourselves back on the coastal path and no way up to the farm until much later.....then saw a track of sorts...
Private land
Don't pass!
Well now is not the time to be taking any notice of these signs!
Got to a field at the end.....with two big horses...big horses
As they moved towards us, we moved even faster towards the gate at the end ...
So it's every man for himself and after a few shocks from the wire to keep them in.
I shot over that gate like Geronimo!!
Never got over a gate so fast
Then up to the farm in high grass
We were soaked ....met the farmer ...oh the horses are very friendly !!
Wish we'd known that before
A good days walking
A Gin and a bath and not necessarily in that order
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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
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Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
A long day with 2 walks
We wanted to see St Michaels mount ...the end of a Cornish pilgrim way from the north Cornish coast to the south.....-approx 12 miles
Unfortunately the former monastery was closed due to high tides so we walked along the coast for a while
Not as dramatic as the north side on the Atlantic coast

Coming back to back we decided to walk to St Ives by the "fields"
At halfway we went down to the coastal path
We'll come back by the fields!
Had tea and back but could not find the path......no marks and too many houses and roads ....you know how it is!....and it was raining
Found ourselves back on the coastal path and no way up to the farm until much later.....then saw a track of sorts...
Private land
Don't pass!
Well now is not the time to be taking any notice of these signs!
Got to a field at the end.....with two big horses...big horses
As they moved towards us, we moved even faster towards the gate at the end ...
So it's every man for himself and after a few shocks from the wire to keep them in.
I shot over that gate like Geronimo!!
Never got over a gate so fast
Then up to the farm in high grass
We were soaked ....met the farmer ...oh the horses are very friendly !!
Wish we'd known that before
A good days walking
A Gin and a bath and not necessarily in that order
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Annette, I love your newsy, detailed trip reports! Maybe one day I will get back to England. There are many more interesting corners to explore!
 
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.
Annette, I love your newsy, detailed trip reports! Maybe one day I will get back to England. There are many more interesting corners to explore!
Yes you will Chris
You are great traveller
And maybe we'll get to meet
 

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 without rain and with temperatures above 15 degrees C... So I went for a quick walk in ‘my’ forest and the fields nearby. The area has changed a lot. The sheep are gone, I hope they have a nice time in the mountains 😊 The vegetation has also changed. The summer flowers are gone, now there are mostly grass, ferns and a different kind of flowers. Nice to see some bumblebees!4451BF3C-2351-49AF-A4D2-E2AC0821B2AF.jpeg46DF717C-3006-47BF-B673-AD04EBBAC68C.jpeg95484922-4A13-4325-9C62-3DA195EBB370.jpeg237AE738-DF18-4012-8D7C-DACCBB06B49C.jpeg13A9D305-0ACB-4E61-9026-D6FFAE0BEFF2.jpegA9F788BE-75BB-4964-A520-935F09260908.jpegB82EEB18-19C2-4A96-8128-F7D6E3C562A1.jpegA4D62394-B62A-401C-B4AF-88A2CBC0866A.jpeg
 
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Kiwi family
Unfortunately I'm not able to view any of your photos
Just a little blue square
Might be the iPad
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
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Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
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Kiwi family
Unfortunately I'm not able to view any of your photos
Just a little blue square
Might be the iPad
I have had the same blue square at times, but hours or a day later the pictures will finally show up. I'm not sure why this happens although it always corrects itself.
 

Galloglaigh

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Lycra tribe.
CF (2017/8), VF (2018/9), CP (rebooked) (2021)
but hours or a day later the pictures will finally show up
The pics are well worth waiting for. Pity that to see them in person you have to go such a long way ...
 
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A long and varied walk along the north Cornwall coast
Crashing waves and coves ...and very undulating coast paths
We passed through the old mining areas where Tin and Copper was mined...the latter from beneath the sea
Women and children sorted the copper for sale
The arsenic mines were also visible
A process where men and boys recovered the arsenic used in dying clothes, medicine and pesticides

We noted a sign for dog walkers asking that dogs not be allowed to drink the water around the area!
Passed the lighthouse at Pendeen and on to Cape Cornwall, a beautiful area filled with wild flowers
Passed by St Helens chapel in the middle of the cape
Then on to St Just where a good coffee and a Cornish Pasty awaited us

A Cornish Pasty has been given European status ....a protected food name and only pasties made in Cornwall from a traditional recipe can be called a Cornish Pasty ....."someone" took a bite out of this one ..sorry


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Kiwi-family

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Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
It’s not often I’m happier in a vehicle than walking but this morning’s hoar frost gave rise to such an occasion! (And if you have to be in a vehicle, Motorhome or train would be the winners)39E09E46-AE97-4AAA-9D9D-EAC57282CD52.jpeg
But then we got to walk as well:
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Aoraki/Mt Cook from the frozen lake (spectacular for us northern city folks)
 

Galloglaigh

Active Member
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Lycra tribe.
CF (2017/8), VF (2018/9), CP (rebooked) (2021)
Another section of the Old Way. Earlier completed the section from Arundel over the South Downs. Downs are ups (hills) and though pretty in the summer, can be repetitive. In the valleys are "Chocolate Box" villages (explained here)

Today was the section between Pevensey and Battle. At Pevensey there is another wreck castle which has not survived its 1700 year history. While in Battle, the Abbey there has fared better over its 950 years and now hosts a Harry Potter type school which is very popular with far eastern families in search of overseas education.

Battle Abbey was built to give thanks to God for allowing the French (vikings) to defeat the English (vikings) and take over Roman Britain some 950 years ago. Nowadays if you want to take over a country, you just send a large cheque to Facebook instead.
 

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Kiwi-family

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Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
The pics are well worth waiting for. Pity that to see them in person you have to go such a long way ...
Thank you - and if you're a long way from here, then you're lucky to be near the camino!
 
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Our last walk in Cornwall for now
Very undulating with lots of sandy beaches and coves with little fishing boats image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg
Path continues over large boulders
A ship in the distance on the way to the Scilly Isles ...the UKs largest archipelago...over 140 islands.
5 of which are inhabited...the rest, a safe haven for wildlife and birds
The biggest mushroom we've ever seen!
A visit to Lands End
 

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.
Our last walk in Cornwall for now
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Path continues over large boulders
A ship in the distance on the way to the Scilly Isles ...the UKs largest archipelago...over 140 islands.
5 of which are inhabited...the rest, a safe haven for wildlife and birds
The biggest mushroom we've ever seen!
A visit to Lands End
It's so long ago that we walked in Cornwall, some of your photos bring back lovely memories. 🙏
 
Camino(s) past & future
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It's so long ago that we walked in Cornwall, some of your photos bring back lovely memories. 🙏
So glad they were happy memories Peter
It is indeed a wonderful place for scenery walking and history
 

Lexicos

Jim
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
2017
Camino Portuguese 2019

Lexicos

Jim
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
2017
Camino Portuguese 2019
We learn to navigate a foreign land and to follow a map ........

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...and sometimes, if we are very lucky, we learn to read...... and to look into the heart and soul of others and discover something we didn't know before.
 
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lovingkindness

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25 July, 2020

Bonne fête de St Jacques! To celebrate I have just finished walking a circular trail starting at L'église St Jacques, Pauilhac (Foulayronnes), France. Here's a sketch map of the trail and a couple of photos....

Ultreia e suseia!

-Lovingkindness

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l'église St Jacques à Pauilhac (Foulayronnes) le Lot-et-Garonne, France.
 
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AZgirl

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2012 , via de la Plata 2014
Madrid/frances Sept/Oct 2017
Next : mozarabe 2021
Hi, I live in rural Arizona, US It's been oddly cool for us so I decided to explore some abandoned ranch roads. IMG_20200725_112123410.jpg
 
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AZgirl

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2012 , via de la Plata 2014
Madrid/frances Sept/Oct 2017
Next : mozarabe 2021
I just had to check for bullet holes. Yep.
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Anything upright in the desert is pretty much a target. Especially, if it's near a fairly maintained road in the middle of nowhere. When I was growing up I would collect the spent brass and sell to my dad for reloading. I think he would still buy them but most everyone picks up their brass now. These poor signs are a favorite. From todays walkIMG_20200726_121141874.jpg
 

Galloglaigh2

New Member
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Camino Frances / Via Francigena
Still to finish the ‘Old Way’ so have traveled to Canterbury via some old churches and vineyard. Quite a few vineyards in the area.

Hope to finish tomorrow
 

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North Norfolk Coastal Path.
Love that path in Norfolk
The shingles nearly did us in though!
The stone ones......not the medical ones!
 

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