Category Archives: Backpacks

Well, I’m OFF!!

My pack is packed, pills are in little tiny ziplocks, and I only have about 5 hours of work before I can leave!  But fortunately, I don’t have an early morning flight tomorrow, so I will have a bit more … Continue reading

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Zubiri to Pamploma

Wednesday, September 4 – Zubiri to Pamploma Today’s weather was similarly spectacular, the heat similarly brutal, but the tree cover significantly diminished.  I wondered often whether I might have heat stroke before the day was over.  (Have I said that … Continue reading

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It Hasn’t Gotten Any Easier Yet . . .

Note to Nancy K:  Well, I planned the distances in my head, based on the guide books for the Camino.  But then reality hits and I realize there is no way I can walk 18 miles per day in the … Continue reading

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To Roncesvalles and . . .

September 2, 2013 Monday . . . the big push.  At the time, I think it will be the biggest push, but as I view the walk after the first six days, I see that I am mistaken.  But that … Continue reading

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Okay, Now We Really Begin . . .

Dear all: Though I imagined that each day I’d walk and each night I’d write and post, it just doesn’t turn out that way.  While there is often internet, rarely is there a plug for a recharge on the computer,  … Continue reading

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Departures and Arrivals

Ah, and I’ve had more of these in three days than I ever thought possible!  Denver-Iceland-Paris-Bordeaux St. Jean-Bayonne-St. Jean Pied-de-Port. Along the way, horse riding in the grey, cold, drizzle that seems to be Iceland, along with watching geysers in … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Heavy . . . (not!) . . . It’s My Backpack!

Well, after packing and repacking and RE-packing, ad nauseum, removing a few zip lock bags, combining packing cubes, removing one pair of socks, one neck cooler, cutting the edges off the container for my extra SD camera card, etc. etc., … Continue reading

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