Thanks for a lot of great answers people !!!
So no morning showers. That would be intersting since i always start the day with a shower, i feel more "fresh" after that - and its a great way to woke up. But it make more sense to shower after...
I think most of your questions have been answered. Here's a few comments.
Generally most people get up and out in the mornings. Most don't bother with any sort of breakfast in the Albergue. People just want to get going. I never saw anybody...
No shelves with goodies on them in the albergues, just worthless equipment pilgrims off loaded that they no longer need or want to carry anymore.
20 euros is a very tight budget.
Beginning on 10 March means you will be walking the Valcarlos...
The only criticism of the Brierley guide is that he finishes the second stage (Roscesvalles to Larrasoana) in Larrasoana. The single hostel in Larrasoana was packed. The owner was critical of the guide. Lots of people had to sleep on the floor of...
An Old Irish blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.