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Jan 27, 2015 - Inaugural Camino de Cinco Pueblos

Yesterday 6 intrepid peregrinos made the trek from Devils Slide tunnel to Princeton. Intended destination of HMB proved a bit too far as the walking and talking was mainly talking. Peregrinos consisited of Jan Stegmeyer(sp?), jJoe Brennan, Marty Steiger, Jim Rudolph, Jan Tiura, Bob Swift and myself. Highlights were the Ocean Shore Railroad route, Peregrine Falcon, Geology by Bob Swift, Frank Norris family cabin, Nyes Caffe location where Jack London stayed. Other landmarks too numerous to mention. Breakfast in Montara morphed into lunch and...

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Jan 23, 2015 - Camino de Cinco Pueblos

On Monday, Jan. 26 a small group of Peregrinos will walk from Montara to Half Moon Bay. We start at the Northern end of the Devil Slide Tunnel(Linda Mar Side) walk to Montara, have breakfast, walk to Princeton lunch , Miramar for tea and then ending at Enzo's on the beach. kelly street and the ocean, for the Monday dinner at 5, Larryg phone is 676-5914 so you can join up at any part, or just check in on the progress. Highlights will be the Ocean Shore Rail route, Frank Norris family cabin, author of The Octopus, Jack London's weekend...

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Jan 11, 2015 - All roads lead,to Rome

Well, off agin at the end of the month. Jan. 31 will get me to Milano, then Rome where I'll be picked up to go,to Trevignano to house sit for 5 weeks. Owner, June, goes to Australia for 5 weeks so I'll be with her dog, Ugo and have her car and take italian lessons for "dummies" in Rome, a 30 min. Train ride away. Trevignano is on a beautiful lake , Bracciano, 30 miles NW of Rome. I'll walk part of Via Romana with Ugo, visit the spas there and eat great Italian food. Stay tuned. Many friends want to visit, we will see who comes! Larry

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Dec 7, 2014 - Walk on Devils Slide

On Sunday morning 12/7 we met with some dear friends to walk Devil's Slide just north of Montara, CA on the CA coast. Sid and Susan were our neighbors for close to 20 years in El Granada and we are grateful that we are still in touch. The Devil Slide walk was created when the tunnel to Pacifica was completed. It was really fun to see the views from the road that we drove so many times over the 20 years we lived on the coast. Driving that road you did not do much sight seeing, it was a difficult drive and one that many people did not care...

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Nov 3, 2014 - John Muir Pilgrimage Trail

There is a pilgrimage trail from San francisco to Yosemite Valley- about 500KM. I'm going to "do" the first part, SF to Morgan Hill on Bicycle tis Fall. It starts in SF , crosses the bay by ferry then skirts the eastern shore. Anyone interested in joining me contact me at lgiacomino@gmail.com and we'll set a date. I will get a support car to meet us at day's end to get us home,or get us to a motel- john slept out, but not so sure its a good idea in Oakland- oh how John would lament!

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Oct 27, 2014 - Buen Camino en La Vida!

The Camino continues to provide warm feelings and wonderful conversations with fellow pilgrims and friends. We (camino friends) are in constant contact sharing our re-entry into the "real world". We cant get our fill of walking, but at home obligations have a way of jutting in and distracting us. There is a John Muir Pilgrimage route from San Francisco to Yosemite, about 500KM. I bought the guide book and will do the urban part soon, probably on a bike to Morgan Hill, then Hike over the Pacheco Pass to Gustine and walk the irrigation...

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Oct 22, 2014 - All Roads Lead to Rome

My next Camino will be the Via Francigena, the 2 nd part from the St. Bernard Pass to Rome. About 1000 KM altogether. Do this before they make a movie about it. I'll be in Rome in Feb. Taking Italian classes, and will go on the Via Francigena in the Fall. Looking forward to this as it has just been well way-marked in Italy, and the food will be terrific! Keep posted. Buen Romeria!

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Sep 1, 2014 - To Bike or not to Bike

Well today Bob and I talked about biking a portion of the Camino. From Burgos to Leon is about 120 miles. Its called the Meseta, a billiard-table flat piece of ground pretty devoid of landscape(read boring) We could save about 5 days of walking, but the more we talk about it, it doesnt seem to fit our reason for doing the Camino. Were not just walking to get to a destination, its the journey thats just as important. So right now Im leaning towards "no", no bikes. We both have some concerns; me, i have a self-inflicted R quad tear that...

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