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Your one picture that captures how you feel about being on the Camino!

Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
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There are hundreds of others of each camino we have walked. They are on my old computer. This is typical of what many pilgrims take. It is such a witness to an unexpected and life changing event in my life. I need to do something else now, so this is my choice for today, and actually, it is serendipitous. It speaks for itself.
 

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
I travelled from Canada alone to walk the Camino. I met so many amazing pilgrims that I still call friends today. We encouraged each other, cried together, laughed together, shared life stories....I’d pick pictures of all of those I met...which I have many....as well as people that live along the Camino that all hold a special place in my heart. How do you pick just one. So instead just me smiling as I did everyday.D8CCE11F-5449-419A-8391-4A501CA7CE76.jpeg
 
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David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
For me, it would be a different one from each Camino. Here's one from 2016. Although it doesn't really sum up how I feel about the Camino, it certainly captures something of the essence of that Camino experience. (Incidentally, that is my son taking a twenty minute nap at the "oasis" between Villafranca Montes de Oca and San Juan de Ortega.)
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Kevin Whitten

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sept. - Oct. 2012
Wow! Amazing pictures!

I have to confess that when I started the "thread" it was to subtly turn our attention to what is one of the most amazing aspects of the Camino that seems to resonate with all of us despite our religious/philosophical perspective.

In this regard, I thought that by limiting how we could respond, it would impose some type of discipline in how we approached the question.

I appreciate that the Camino is a million moments and all of them, are in some way or another, special. As are the people we meet and the relationships we form.

However, I know that when you have a restless mind and you are trying to fall asleep, where the thoughts and worries of the day impose on your consciousness, there may be a moment or a place that you go to on the Camino. Where the inability to sleep can become a happy refuge and inevitably a place of rest.

Please don't think I am going all "new age" on you. I seriously suspect that my "aura" is very much like the earth's ozone layer :).
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
At Cruz de Ferro, in a small inconspicuous nook at the bottom of the base. Representing a reaffirmation of allowing God the control of my anxiety and burden for the safety and future of my wife, children and grandchildren.

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Camino Chris

One step forward...
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Actually, I love ALL of my hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Camino photos and they ALL capture what the Camino feels to me! They are beautiful, they make smile, and always make me yearn to go back as I reflect on the memories they provide!
So, April 2019...I go again!
 

Camino Chris

One step forward...
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Alto de Mostelares west of Castrojeriz. The road goes on forever...View attachment 50807
This is where I encountered the worst storm with high winds and pelting rain of my four caminos, but I still loved the excitement and adversity of that 5 hour adventure. It remains a most vivid memory almost 2 years later.
 
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Peligro

Member
Camino(s) past & future
St. Jean to León the slow way
(Aug '15, Aug '17, Jan '18, Aug '18)
León to Sarria (Jan '19)
IMG_2495.JPGOn the alternate route after Fromista walking alone and chuckling to myself at the image of some pilgrim who had given up on these boots some 10 km from anywhere in favor of walking in flip flops and hoping that that pilgrim got a chuckle out of it too and enjoyed the rest of their Camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2016, Mansill de las Mulas to Finisterre and Muxia 2017, Camino Aragones 2018
I saw this only because the other people in the room of the albergue rattled loudly and turned on the light at 6:10 am and woke me up (sunrise at 8:10) so the only thing to do was get up and go also. Sometimes you have to look back...IMG_4620.jpeg
 
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Jeff Titelius

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (León to Santiago) 2018
So much inspiration in this one thread! I love to see such spirited posts about the Camino and all the wonderful moments that pilgrims enjoy along the way.

Here's one of many, many of my favorite photos that captures the freedom of a soaring spirit en route to the field beneath the stars. Tapping into the palpable and pulsing rhythm of the Way, every day I forged ahead through sleepy villages, bustling cities, sprawling fields of grain and lush-green forests laden in eucalyptus and pine; a sacred path imbued with a numinous quality that can only be appreciated through the experience.
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SusanSmyth

Happy Member 😋
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017 Francés
March 2018 Inglés
June 2019 Madrid
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I always remember this photo when I think back on my first Camino. Why? Because it is so unlike me! It shows how profoundly I changed on my Camino. I was alone but I wasn’t scared..... that’s the main thing: I am no longer afraid. 😊
 

John Hungerford

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances & to Finisterre (2009), Camino Podiensis (2011), Aussie Camino (2018)
The above picture is of my wife Beth from Australia, Trish from England and Max from Austria - waiting to have their Credentials stamped at Roncesvalles, 2 April 2009
 

Kevin Whitten

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sept. - Oct. 2012
I'm sure my memory is going!

I have been in Santiago 6 times over the last 7 years and I was positive that the scaffolding obscured some or most of the cathedral. I honestly thought that they should put it on the passport/tourist stamps.

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Camino Chris

One step forward...
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I don't know what year Tinky's photo was taken, but there have been several reports on the forum that it is once again in pristine condition and scaffolding is gone!
 

Kevin Whitten

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sept. - Oct. 2012
Great news! Thanks for that!

I am leaving from Seville on April 1st, which those of you that have read my posts, will seem appropriate :)

Something more to look forward to!

I don't know what year Tinky's photo was taken, but there have been several reports on the forum that it is once again in pristine condition and scaffolding is gone!
 

Thom

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked the Camino Frances in September-October 2016.
9/23/16 - It was a beautiful almost-too-warm day and we couldn't take another step so we stopped for a chocolate break off the path in a hayfield just short of a rise, not realizing that Calzadilla de la Cueza was short of 1k away, just over the hill. When we walked into Calzadilla only a few minutes later, we shared a laugh at it all with our fellow pilgrims, all of whom were comfortably settled into the first bar in town. We of course bypassed them and found the second bar which, as we all know, is better (Schopenhauer).
 

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Owen Duguay

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 Le Puy to SJPP to Santiago de Compostelle to Finisterre. Environ 1700 km.
What incredible photos you all shared. Merci beaucoup.
 

Wandalina

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese in September 18
Great idea 😊 Hard to choose one. But this sums up so much of my Camino experience. Travelling alone after a really difficult 2 years of illness and heartbreak. What I found on my Camino was friendship fun and moments like this. Three strangers who came together and sat by the river at Ponte de Lima sharing beers and watching the sun go down together on another beautiful day. I never would have guessed this moment would happen and it was just perfect. To find friendship and companionship, to sit and be at peace together. We walked 240km in the end together. Camino magic


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pilgrimjonas

Dreamer
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (2014)
Shvil Israel (2015/16)
Camino del Norte (2017)
Caminho Português (2018)
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This about sums it up for me. Who doesn't enjoy the walks, being outdoors, breathing that morning air, vino tinto.. But it's really the awesome company of all those fellow pilgrims that draws me back again and again..
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugal route from Lisbon in May (2015)
Via de la Plata from Seville in April-May 2017
Written on a picnic table at a lonely VdlP rest stop between Fuente de Cantos – Zafra.
In case it’s difficult to read “When you think about quitting, think about why you started.”20170415_123102.jpg
 

GingerHaddad

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
September (2018)

Ray Deb

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
22/05/2018
Hoping someone can help. I walked the Camino Frances started 19/5/18. Met a wonderful person named Karin from Montreal Canada. Last saw her at Muxia on the 26th June. Unfortunately did not pass on any contact details to each other Not sure why we didn’t . Would love to get back in touch
 

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