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Kindle Once Again - this time for Walk, Hike, Saunter

 Last time I did this was Dec 2017. At the moment, memory of how to do it is pretty foggy, but luckily I have my earlier blog posts on this to refresh my memory so printing them out to review. (look for Kindle label in this blog to find).  This book is a little easier than the others - text and inline photos, a table of contents, but no index. Susan has promised it will be out in two and a half weeks, so will try to do that. My immediate issue is that I remember that I have to make some changes to the Indesign file before putting out the epub file that I will update for Kindle, but don't remember quite what they were. Pausing to read my prior posts, and to review Kindle code for Healing Miles . From my 2012 notes I saw that to get reliable chapter breaks, each chapter had to be a separate xhtml file. The default of Indesign is to put out one big xhtml file, but it will break on a style, so I need to be sure the current Indesign document (for Walk, Hike, Saunter ) has an appropriat Oldest US based Camino website still active?

I've thought this was true for some time, but decided to do some checking with the wayback machine, etc. After some poking around, decided to expand this to a short history of the online/internet English language sources of Camino de Santiago information. 2000, when I was searching for information, I found two sources. The GoCamino listserv was the best, but the Online Telegraph provided good basic information. Around that time the St. James Yahoo Group existed, but I didn't find it. It was an outshoot of Caminho de Santiago de Compostela website - the Brazilian based site said to founded around 1996, but its first appearance on the wayback machine is Sept 14, 2000. The US based GoCamino listserv was setup by Maryjane Dunn and Linda Davidson, and had a supporting website - Friends of the Road to Santiago . Both the listserv and website ceased to be active in Aug of 2004 as the founders moved on to other interests. GoCamino was reborn as an listserv a few mont

Pacific Crest Trail - this year's trip

Toads, slugs, volcanos. People say that Oregon is just a fast long green break on the way to Canada, but that is not the way we found it. Some truly spectacular mountain wilderness areas - The Sisters, Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood, to mention the main ones. It might have been 100 degrees down in Bend, but we had about a week of hiking most of the day in below 40 weather. Still, the ghostly appearance of 100 foot trees shrouded in the fog is worth seeing. Even Mirror Lake was beautiful, with mist rising off of it, and not a mountain reflection to be seen, not even the far shore. This year we started at highway 58 in Oregon, just past Lake Odell, and finished in Panther Creek Campground, about 3 days into Washington. In Southern California, lizards are always zipping away from your feet at the last minute. In Oregon it was small toads. Their color varied according to the terrain, but all had a faint yellow stripe down the back. Days later we went through a stretch where