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Pre-Camino Thoughts #4 – 28 days to go

I hope you are all having a good weekend wherever you are. I have been taking it easy and quietly counting down the days. I bought my pilgrim passport from Camino Society Ireland and got my first few stamps. If you live in Ireland, I recommend getting your passport from them. You can pop into their information office on James’s Street or you can buy one online (www.caminosociety.ie). If you live in another country, your own association can provide you with a credential (pilgrim passport) or you can buy one in Spain/France/Portugal, in the town where you start. The choice is yours. I prefer to have mine bought before I go. It’s like the journey has started, I have taken the first few steps. Hopefully, over time, this book will be filled with many different stamps (or the equivalent word in Portuguese)

Also, I have been thinking about my DSLR camera. I threw the question out to my Instagram followers and asked for their suggestions. The responses I received surprised me. Some said to leave it as it is not worth the weight, while others said to bring it as I would regret it. I have decided to bring it and have bought a Peak Design Strap to hold it while I walk. I will only be walking for 8 days and I am comfortable with my pack. I hope to get one practice walk in before I go and I will take the camera with me.

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