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Camino del Norte FIrst Days – Not the Perfect Start

August 27-28, 2015 again: My first indication of the challenges ahead showed up when I got to DIA to fly out to Paris and on to my Camino start in Irun. I had put two Visa/debit cards in my pack, … Continue reading

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A Different Camino . . . and a Spectacular Hike

August 17, 2015 Well, I leave for the Camino del Norte route of the Camino de Santiago in ten days. At the moment I am in Estes Park, Colorado at a Petrie Family Reunion for my partner Neil’s family, and … 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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Your Camino begins the moment you decide to go

July 24, 2013 I may have read that on Ilona Freid’s website, alacartespirit.wordpress.com, or perhaps it was a line from the one of the many other Camino peregrinos whose work I’ve perused. One way or another, though I just read … Continue reading

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Boots, Shoes and 1000 Mile Socks

My Asolo boots now have friends . . . a pair of friends, to be exact.  The weekly REI visit, to consult with Kumar the shoe wizard about a bit of a problem with my left toes on my 6-mile … Continue reading

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It’s the little things . . .

Last Sunday, I again started off on I can tell will become my ritual.  A walk.  A longer and longer walk each week.  With each walk I try new bits of things . . . gel wedges between my toes.  … Continue reading

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