Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.
February is winter and
winter on the Camino Frances is not a walk in the park; it can be dangerous!
Difficult stretches after storms might be from Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada or across the Montes de Oca from Villafranca as well as Monte Irago and, of course, O Cebreiro.
You must be...
The Valcarlos alternate Camino Frances route was the original PASS through the mountains to Roncesvalles; it rose from the Cols des Cize/Urhart-Cize on the east to Ibaneta on the west.
In the 12th c. the expanding village at the eastern base of this route would be named Saint Jean Pied de Port...
These are splendid photos which capture the essence of rural France. No crowds, no visible parking lot, no in-fill just the power of the building. Thank you for taking and posting them!
Vila Nova de Gaia
Port lodge interior
photo taken January 2012
O Porto is on the Camino Portugués. Across the Minho river at Vila Nova de Gaia are many winehouses which produce Port wine.
For various reasons I've always enjoyed Graham's Port; they did a great tasting visit on this frosty...
A long zig-zag walk described in this account persuaded Stephen Powell, a former Reuters correspondent to write a book and settle in Portugal.
Said Powell. “It is, I think, a country that appeals to both head and heart.”