Category Archives: Preparations

Two days and counting…

Two days and counting!  Backpack is almost sorted, most items on the packing list are ticked off.  Rather than show you the standard series of photos of  folded clothes that will accompany me on my camino, I thought I would … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Caminos de Madrid & San Salvador

It’s hard to believe that almost three months have passed since I finished my 2017 camino.  I’ve spent quite some time going through my photos and video clips to put together the movie you can see at the top of … Continue reading

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Review of clothes and gear (II)

Part two of my ongoing missive reporting on items taken on my Camino del Norte in April/May 2016 part (I) on clothes can be seen here part (II) on gear and equipment appears below part (III) on technology will be … Continue reading

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Review of clothes and gear (I)

Here is the first part of my long overdue gear report.  I will divide it into three parts clothes (herewith) gear and equipment (see here) technology (to follow in separate post) My last such review was in 2014 and  I … Continue reading

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Last day of near normality

Backpack packed Bumbag loaded Lovely long hot shower taken (a treat even at home because we are very water conscious here) Hair straightened from its natural curly frizz Teeth electrically cleaned and water jetted until danger of what little enamel … Continue reading

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Everything but the kitchen sink…

I have spent another couple of half-days faffing about with my camino packing. But however many times I weigh all the various items, I can’t seem to make them any lighter. I’m trying some new ideas this year. I’ve made … Continue reading

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Ten days and counting

Have you seen the countdown box at the side of this post? Yikes, only 10 days to go. I seem to have been preparing for this camino forever, but I am feeling totally unprepared. I have plotted my route, downloaded … Continue reading

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