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You know you're a pilgrim(or soon to be) when...

hecate105

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2009 Portuguese Estellas 2014 Aurelia 2016 St Davids 2017 Via Augusta/V dl P. 2018 Michael Mary Way
When you have a brass scallop shell with the total number of miles you cycled set into your gate post - pointing to Santiago...
 

Irène Elisabet

St Benedict Ora Pro Nobis!
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2014)
When wearing your rain gear in the shower seems totally normal to you...

When you used to take a suitcase for weekend travel and now everything you need fits EASILY in a backpack..

When you walk by fashion clothing shops are all you can think it "its all totally impractable"

:rolleyes:
 

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
You have your rucksac sorted and packed as for a hot day (fleeces etc are 'in' not 'on') .... and autumn is coming......and winter..........and spring.......... but you are ready:)
 

Nathan Douglas

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances through to Fisterra in June to July 2012
Plan to walk the Camino Frances through to Fisterra again in 2014.
...when you constant think about the pilgrimage and it always brings a smile to your face. Over and year and 3 months since I finished my first Camino and still brings a tear to the eye sometimes. Buen camino peregrinos.
 
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Pattii

Guest
I had to laugh at this post. OMG I find myself doing that too. Planning each day making sure I find out all the points of interest...figuring out what I will do on each day...if I will speed up towards the end how far can I make it in a day...
ITS THE BEST...planning is almost as fun as walking it I think. Our Camino's start where we are. I remembered that today when I was driving along the road doing chores. I hear it in my head all the time. "your Camino starts with today...where you are.." so then I started blessing the people I drove by...wishing them a silent Buen Camino!

Glad to hear you are so absorbed...it can only be a good thing!

Buen Camino
 

Peadarmac

Irlandes Pedro
Camino(s) past & future
Astorga-Santiago '11 & '18
St Jean-Belorado '13 & '17
Belorado-Astorga '15
Fisterra-Muxia '11 & '18
You know you are a pilgrim when...........

you are back home and while walking to work each morning you say to yourself 'oh today is Tuesday and it was on a Tuesday that I walked from Estella to Los Arcos or Astorga to Rabanal ........

you find it impossible to look back over your Camino photos without smiling

on your return flight home you spend the entire time planning your return visit to the Camino

you find yourself sending and receiving emails and photos all over the world to new Camino Comrades you have met along the way

...........oh and when you get settled in the Albergue the first thing you do is check out the toilet paper situation before you go to use the facilities !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

to be continued...............................................................
 

alansykes

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Except the Francés
... a couple of weeks into the camino, you've just had coffee in a bar, and you look round it in a panic because you can't see your rucksack, only to realise that it's still on your back because you didn't bother to take it off as you're so used to the weight.
 

kathrynwb

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis (2013);
Camino Portuguese (2016)
You walk up to an intersection and automatically start searching for the yellow arrows. I am in Logrono now! Buen Camino!
 

FooteK

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, SJPdP to SdC, mid May-late June (2013);
CF, Spring/Summer (2015)
When you've been traveling by train from Amsterdam for 14 hours and you haven't seen anyone resembling a pilgrim for the entire way and your next-to-the-last connection is late getting into Bayonne. You have only 60 seconds to get across the station to the tiny single-car train to St. Jean Pied-de-Port...the final one for the evening! You run as fast as you can, bursting into the train to discover the luggage racks full of backpacks, and everyone wearing hiking boots. And there are still two seats left.

Chris & Laura
Glad I wasn't the only one racing for that train!!
 

DeadFred

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
St Jean-Los Arcos ,Sept, Oct 14'
Los Arcos - Logrono-May16'
Next Logrono to ? - Sept 2019
When your deciding which background music best fits your "walking into Santiago "final video segment. Before you even left home.
 

JohnMcM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some, and with luck, some more.
..................... Maybe it's when like me you are about to leave the house to meet two pilgrims you haven't met before in an hour's time, and you don't care what your wearing, how you look and whether or not you will say the right things because.......................... You have a deep, deep feeling you will be welcomed, not judged and with friends you have never met?
 

Alena

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2013 - Astorga-Santiago-Finisterre
Camino Portuguese 2014 - Porto-Santiago
When no weather conditions can make you hesitate over your walk in the park or a walk elsewhere. Just give me the right shoes and rain jacket ;)
 

Adrian961

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances planned April/May 2014
You get ridiculously excited when you see a yellow and blue scallop tile on a church in Brussels.

You make a detour to Covent Garden in London where there are six outdoor shops and you wait 2 hours for them to open on a Sunday.
 

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
I'll put my hand up for some more socks please :)
Edit:-
Plus - you watch the post, waiting for your new 'credenciales' to arrive
 
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pep7702

Peregrino
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France from Sarria to Santiago - March 2013
Camino France from St. Jean to Santiago - April/May 2013
When you pray someone will invent a better pack towel before your next Camino so you will be spared lusting for a normal towel as you walk....
 

annelise

Active Member
-when I returned home a few years ago, and generally stopped buying things! I learned that I can do with only so little. So now I am trying to 'unclutter' - a difficult process, though (the uncluttering phase) ...

annelise
 

MKalcolm M

Solvitur ambulando - It is solved by walking
Camino(s) past & future
north route spring 2013
When you wonder why all the tourists in the plaza are sitting on the benches instead of the ground like you and your fellow pilgrims
 

C.C.

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017
1st Camino - never again, that lasted about a month before the planning started
2nd Camino - started to miss it BEFORE I got on the plane home
3rd Camino - the countdown has already started, 1 year less a day. Gotta plan ahead (and save some $$$)
Yep - I'm a pilgrim !
 

Stivandrer

Perambulating & Curious. Rep stravaiging offender
Camino(s) past & future
I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
When you have switched totally to Café Cortado in your café, and you add "por favor" per reflex when ordering.....
( I have had to tell some baristas how to make it and they now call me the Cortado Man..)

And you are a pilgrim if and when you spot a new prospect member eagerly asking for instruction how to even start planning a camino project....
When you feel their yearning and sense their eager impatience to get started,
and when you can supply them with every answer they need...

then you feel the real connection to the living Camino; - passing it on is your privelege and your duty..

And thus we keep the Camino alive, however we walk it....
 

MarcelWals

Next: Camino SdC-Finisterre-Muxia-Sdc | April 2019
Camino(s) past & future
October 2016: Camino Frances
April 2018 : Camino Portugues
...when it's time to sleep you roll out your sleeping bag, put in your earplugs, saying "Buenos Noches" and go to sleep....while your wife is looking at you, smile and just let you go sleep.... ;)
 

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