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  1. grayland

    COVID COVID-19: Corona virus discussion (ROUND 6)

    PLEASE...Please stick with the forum rules against is always a problem. Do not post links to other sites that offer criticism or opinion of any Country or national leader. The forum is not the place for political discussion or argument. Please do not offer medical advice or pass...
  2. grayland

    COVID COVID-19: Corona virus discussion (ROUND 5)

    This is a continuation of the CoronaVirus discussion PLEASE...Please stick with the forum rules against is always a problem. Please do not offer medical advice or pass on unsubstantiated rumors or unofficial sources. It is okay to discuss what’s happening with you here...
  3. grayland

    COVID Corona Virus Discussion Thread (continued)

    This is the new thread to continue the discussion on the Corona Virus as it relates to the Camino. Forum rules do not allow specific medical advice to be posted...for obvious reasons. Remember....rumors, speculation and links to unconfirmed sources will be deleted in an attempt to provide the...
  4. grayland

    Sara talks about her assault on the Salvador

    Sara's latest video may be important to our members.
  5. grayland

    Want to give back by Volunteering?? Looking for Volunteers?

    This is the new forum dedicated to putting together volunteers and those who need to find them.
  6. grayland

    Bus Pamplona to SJPdP

    A member has asked the current status of bus service from Pamplona to St. Jean. I have not kept up with this and hesitate to answer the question. The last time I did this there was no bus service and a taxi was the only real option..but I know this has changed. They are flying to Madrid and...
  7. grayland

    Travel from Santiago to Triacastela

    A member who is walking from St. Jean has an older (but physically capable) family member who wants to meet them and walk into Santiago. She prefers to start a bit before Sarria to experience a little of the camino before the crowds and rush at Sarria. Triacastela through Samos has been...
  8. grayland

    Pamplona to SJPP Bus

    The seasonal bus from Pamplona to St. Jean is running starting April 1st (or sooner?) This is a good choice for those who land /arrive in Madrid and can take either bus from the airport to Pamplona or a train (airport connections) to Pamplona. A very easy way to get to SJPP.
  9. grayland

    New Primitivo Guidebook...

    Wise Pilgrim has just announced that the new Primitivo Guidebook will be available this week. I have not seen a copy yet so am not able to offer a review...but his previous guides have been very popular. Ivar will have it for sale in the Forum Store..Casa Ivar..if anyone is researching an...
  10. grayland

    Departures from St. Jean Pied de Port?

    Are there stats from the Pilgrim Office in SJPP regarding the daily or weekly registrations? Do we know the estimate of the number walking to Roncesvalles (Orrisson) each day in the summer?
  11. grayland

    Old Portomarin

    This site is interesting. Not sure if there is another thread I missed..if so I will delete his one.
  12. grayland

    Littoral Route from Porto info

    I may just be missing it in the fog of threads and posts....but is there a discussion of the Littoral Route that sticks to Littoral without the Coastal discussion? It is often a confusing mix of routes. Is there a dedicated guide or a proper Littoral section in another guide? I did walk it in...
  13. grayland

    Susan Dawes (Australia?)

    This message was just posted on the American Pilgrims Facebook Site. Perhaps someone will know how to reach her. Her wallet was found in Pamplona. "Hola peregrinos, if anyone of you who is walking on the Camino now knows Susan Dawes (from Australia?), please tell her that she had left her...
  14. grayland

    A couple of questions.....

    When walking in Spain, I always send a box or small suitcase on to Ivar when I arrive in Spain. This is for "after Camino" clothes as we usually hang around Europe for a bit after arriving in Santiago. Does anyone have experience or a suggestion as to how this would be handled in Rome? I am...
  15. grayland

    The Way of St. Francis..Florence to Rome

    grayland submitted a new resource: The Way of St. Francis..Florence to Rome - New guide book Read more about this resource...
  16. grayland

    Winter Bedbugs

    I just completed a mid January Camino Frances. It was my 3rd or 4th walk on the CF and ninth Camino overall. I have walked in March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. I had never seen a bedbug or been in a albergue or hotel/pension that reported them except for one time...
  17. grayland

    Luggage to Ivar from St. Jean ??

    I need to post an "after Camino" suitcase on to Ivar in Santiago. I arrive in Paris and will drag it along to SJPdP. The suitcase is needed as we are (as usual) doing a bit of after Camino traveling. This is about 13 January so the level of service will be curtailed. I usually send a small...
  18. grayland

    Train Paris to SJPdP in January

    I am now having a problem seeing any train from Paris (CDG) through to St. Jean on 13 January. It was there a short time ago but I can not get the schedule to show now. It simply says there is no service. I am wondering if this is a winter thing....but it did show before for 13 January. I need...
  19. grayland

    Winter albergue status posted

    The status of Albergues along the Camino Frances has been updated and posted. This is a great service and very much appreciated. Thanks for the effort every year.
  20. grayland


    An announcement from Rebekah Scott and others A SHELL FOR DENISE Death is here among us, even on the Camino. The pilgrim community is particularly struck by the loss of Denise Thiem, an American pilgrim whose life was taken from her this spring while she walked the Camino. We, her fellow...