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      Camino de Santiago

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      Swab
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      Camino de Santiago
      Aug 08, 2017 12:32:19 pm
      A pal of mine is planning on doing this next year, and has asked me if I want to go along.

      About 1,000km if we do the route he wants to which will go partly through France rather than the "traditional" Camino.
      I'm not doing it for religious reasons, but as a project if you like.

      About 2 months to complete, maybe a bit less, it could be perfect for avoiding silly season.

      Now I just have to persuade the mrs  :laugh:

      Anyone here with any experience of this?
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      Re: Camino de Santiago
      Reply #1: Aug 14, 2017 06:07:12 pm
      A pal of mine is planning on doing this next year, and has asked me if I want to go along.

      About 1,000km if we do the route he wants to which will go partly through France rather than the "traditional" Camino.
      I'm not doing it for religious reasons, but as a project if you like.

      About 2 months to complete, maybe a bit less, it could be perfect for avoiding silly season.

      Now I just have to persuade the mrs  :laugh:

      Anyone here with any experience of this?

      No experience but only this weekend was looking it up. Defo to be done
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      Re: Camino de Santiago
      Reply #2: Aug 17, 2017 12:57:22 pm
      No experience but only this weekend was looking it up. Defo to be done

      Looks like a great time, but I'm a bit worried about the new hip, and also keeping up with an ex Marine.

      Hip replacement fu**ed my golf swing, and I haven't got used to it yet (feels strange when I jog/run).

      The other issue I'm having is sharing dorms with strangers, but I expect I'll get used to that quick enough.

      I was talking to him about it on Tuesday when we met up for the match, so assuming the Mrs is OK with it, I'm going to do it next spring.
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      Re: Camino de Santiago
      Reply #3: Oct 15, 2017 12:45:00 am
      Camino training this week.

      Did 137k, averaging 30k a day.

      The guy that I'm doing it with, is an ex-marine, and he wants 3mph

      We're carrying packs of about 30kg which doesn't include water.

      He said I need my ankles and feet to toughen up.
      I agree.

      He wants to do Pen Y Fan next.
      I agree.

      It isn't me feet or ankles that are giving me gyp, it's my shins.
      Something to work on.

      He's right, if I want to do the Camino, I have to be ready for it.
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      Re: Camino de Santiago
      Reply #4: Dec 02, 2017 12:20:02 am
      So, we did Pen Y Fan, more than once, and he took me off the path (tourist path).

      Broken ground, big pack (30 pounds without water), and he still wants 3 mph.

      We've also done more of the Pennine Trail, and more in the Peaks and Lakes.

      It's hard f**king work, and my shins are giving me gyp.
      Really sore.

      My feet are OK though, which is the main thing.

      Camino next year, and my own fault for getting into it with a bloody Marine.   :lmao:
      He's a c**t  :lmao:
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      Re: Camino de Santiago
      Reply #5: Dec 21, 2017 11:34:36 pm
      A pal of mine is planning on doing this next year, and has asked me if I want to go along.

      About 1,000km if we do the route he wants to which will go partly through France rather than the "traditional" Camino.
      I'm not doing it for religious reasons, but as a project if you like.

      About 2 months to complete, maybe a bit less, it could be perfect for avoiding silly season.

      Now I just have to persuade the mrs  :laugh:

      Anyone here with any experience of this?

      No  but I lived near St Pied de Port in SW France where all the old traditional routes down through Europe converged before the start of the Camino.

      You need to watch " The Way"  with Martin Sheen and James Nesbit.


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5VZKWcgw6c


      Would loved to have done it .
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      Re: Camino de Santiago
      Reply #6: Jul 31, 2018 03:01:07 pm
      Did a bit of the Camino de Santiago, then switched to the Camino Primitivo.

      Fewer people, no 4am stampede, lovely Albergue's and a more challenging route.

      Thoroughly knackered feet, ankles and shins, but worth every minute.
      We did about 2,000 km in total.
      « Last Edit: Jul 31, 2018 07:11:25 pm by Swab »

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