Surprisingly, my top layers were slightly easier to plan. I normally just hike in technical running shirts, and all of my shirts are fairly plain looking. This combination made me look presentable no matter where I traveled.
And you can always add a scarf to dress things up in town! I also packed a long sleeve merino wool shirt that could be used as a layer on colder mornings or evenings. In hindsight, this long sleeve shirt was unnecessary, since I used my rain jacket as a layer on those cool mornings instead. In tourist mode with a my white button-down shirt.
Most women on the Camino seemed to wear sports bras on the Camino. This solution provides you with good support while hiking.
They are lightweight, wicking, and dry very quickly. Keeping your feet dry and eliminating friction is half the battle.
And make sure to pack enough socks to allow you to change them during the day, as needed. I took a total of three pairs of socks and always gave the bottoms of my feet a good layer of body glide in the mornings before I started walking. If you are prone to blisters between your toes like me, consider trying Injinji socks. These are those funky socks with separate toes.
Yes, they may look or feel odd at first, but they definitely help with eliminating friction. The majority of the time I walked in one of my two pairs of Injinji socks, but I also brought along a pair of Smartwool running socks too. Footwear is a tricky thing, regardless of the time of year you hike the Camino. The vast majority of people who started out in hiking boots ended up with blistered feet or shin splints in the first few days.
Many of them switched to trail running shoes or even hiking sandals to let their feet heal. You may feel inclined to lean toward hiking boots in autumn because of the potential for cold weather or rain in the forecast. The journey will take you up and down hills, through woodland and past many tiny hamlets, farmhouses and villages.
Walking miles in 5 days will take you on a personal and challenging journey through Galicia, one of the most beautiful regions of northern Spain. This is a challenge like no other and whilst the group will be small, there will be times when you want to walk with people, and times when you want to walk alone, but whatever your ability it will require a commitment to training and preparation if you are truly to enjoy all that the Camino can offer.
For some, the Camino is a religious experience, for others, it can be a hike, or a cycle ride, but wherever you come from, it is always an adventure and a journey of self-discovery. Long before St James walked this way, pilgrims had travelled from far and wide across the globe along these well-trodden routes. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you!
Whilst people have walked the Camino for hundreds of years, the Camino presents a different type of challenge. Due to the terrain, which is quite undulating on each of the days walked, combined with the distances, and the variability of weather, it is most certainly a challenge that requires preparation and a high commitment to the training plan is essential. This is a tough challenge but one that is a must for all intrepid Walkers Add to Registry.
Book Two: Autumn on the Trail to Santiago begins where Sons of Thunder left off same man, same spirit blood, sweat and soul expressed out the same marrow but much is changed with the landscape, skyscape and timescape that inform the in-scape. Autumn on the Trail to Santiago begins where Sons of Thunder left off same man, same spirit blood, sweat and soul expressed out the same marrow but.
Autumn on the Trail to Santiago About This Item We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. Autumn on the Trail to Santiago begins where Sons of Thunder left off The eye popping Whippit hit of June and July's Spain mellows now in the soft autumnal exhale reflected in cooling days, lengthening nights and the repletion and harvest of agricultural labors along a string of trails spanning across southern France, over the Pyrenees, along northern Spain and into Santiago for a second time this year.
While writing Autumn on the Trail to Santiago natural section breaks appeared in a way they did not in the flood-rush of Sons of Thunder. The initial 'On n'est pas riche mais on vie bien' segment is a toast to my family and to the love expressed in a plate of food. And 'Broken Water, Spanish Rain' is the long last leg of the journey; a dark wet trek down the metaphysical birth canal to Santiago, to the sea, and to the rest of life beyond this adventure. Specifications Publisher Authorhouse.
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