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  1. murraydv

    Fall 2021 Via de la Plata Camino

    I started the Levante in 2019 and was due to resume on Spring 2020. Looking forward to getting back. A very quiet Camino. I covered 300 klm without meeting another Pilgrim.
  2. murraydv

    Fall 2021 Via de la Plata Camino

    That's a long trip Dodger from Australia. Have they allowed international travel yet to / from Australia. I was speaking to somebody in Spain today who told me that resturants are open in the morning for a couple of hours and the same in the afternoon, largely closed by 3.00pm in many places. I...
  3. murraydv

    Fall 2021 Via de la Plata Camino

    I have done the VdLP in April / May. The one advantage of October / November is the you should avoid intense heat. July / August could be almost impossible on that particular Camino. Somebody has already mentioned the possibility of snow in November and I couldn't comment further. I did a...
  4. murraydv

    VdlP - Walking 2021

    I did a stetch in October 2019 and it was perfect. Lovely sunny weather, but not too hot.
  5. murraydv

    VdlP - Walking 2021

    Hello Dodger, yes, I have done the VdlP and it is magnificent. Of course June and July are hot, but don't underestimate May and August also. I have done some of that in May in very hot conditions. I do think, however, that May and even August might be too early from a Covid perspective. It is...
  6. murraydv

    Finished the VdlP also in 2018. Thought a lot about which Camino to begin and I choose another...

    Finished the VdlP also in 2018. Thought a lot about which Camino to begin and I choose another quite long Camino, the Levante, starting in Valencia. Covered the first 300 klm in 2019 and looking forward to completing, perhaps autumn 2021.
  7. murraydv

    Video/Pocast Getting better, but still ways to go

    Thank you Ivar, very informative as usual. Nice to see Santiago and I noticed 100% compliance with mask wearing throughout, which was good. Hopefully, things will keep moving in the right direction.
  8. murraydv

    COVID Spain Announces State of Alarm until May 2021

    If autonomous regions put in local prohibition on crossing county borders, then packing a tent doesn't get round that rule. If regions don't want people entering and leaving territories, it is for good reason, the protection of the lives of their communities, including those who look after us...
  9. murraydv

    I would not advise traveling to Spain and walk right now

    Thanks Ivar, what you say makes a lot of sense. Things are generally deteriorating throughout Europe. In Ireland, we are going into a 6 week lock down from tomorrow night, hoping to emerge for Christmas. At least I can walk 5 klm from my home. I cancelled my 2020 camino back in April...
  10. murraydv

    COVID Maths and Covid 19

    It’s a great book by the way.
  11. murraydv

    COVID Maths and Covid 19

    On a lighter note and given that this is a mathematical sub post, did you know that many of the writers on the Simpsons are mathematical geniuses. They even have Bart write up a solution to the 400 year old Fermat’s last theorem........almost!
  12. murraydv

    Detailed Stage Planning — Camino de Levante - Camí de Llevant

    Just a small deviation here to acknowledge one of our fellow pilgrims. Ella Anderson posted on Facebook's "Camino de Santiago 2020/2021" yesterday about being heart broken at the sudden and tragic death of her partner in Burgos while on the Camino from SJPD to Santiago. She said that it was with...
  13. murraydv

    Detailed Stage Planning — Camino de Levante - Camí de Llevant

    El Corral de Pablanch | Moixent www.moixent.es › content › corral-p... Ctra. Navalón, 7. 46640 Moixent Valencia. 962 260 049. elcorraldepablanch@hotmail.es · https://www.facebook.com/El-Corral-De-Pablanch-585604318116398 ...
  14. murraydv

    Detailed Stage Planning — Camino de Levante - Camí de Llevant

    Stayed in La Posada de Chinchilla last October and I have to say that, apart from it being so beautiful and elegant, the owners there, a young Spanish couple, were so helpful and friendly. And Chinchilla itself is certainly very quaint.
  15. murraydv

    Detailed Stage Planning — Camino de Levante - Camí de Llevant

    Stayed in Hostel la Posada last June. It's fine, but the cafe might not be open too early in the morning before you leave. However, there is another cafe down the hill from La Posada and turn right. This will be open early in the morning.
  16. murraydv

    Detailed Stage Planning — Camino de Levante - Camí de Llevant

    This is the point where you have to make a decision, stay on the Levante and cover the full 40 klm to Higueruela, or divert on the Camino de la Lana to Alpera, considerably shorter on the day. I stayed with the Levante, having thought about it for quite a while, and I was walking into a strong...
  17. murraydv

    Video/Pocast 📹If it was me, I would not walk the Camino in September

    Thank you Ivar for a frank and calm update. makes a lot of sense. I hope that people heed your advice. We all want to get back, but it's going to take time. Good job and stay safe. Dave
  18. murraydv

    Advice on starting VdlP

    Hi Dave W96, I also loved the VdlP. Easter 2021 falls very early in April and so that could have you hitting the road relatively early in April, which is fine. Late April / early May is perfect with one possible downside, it can be hot. Kanga points out that it was still quite cold, particularly...
  19. murraydv

    Detailed Stage Planning — Camino de Levante - Camí de Llevant

    Visited Xàtiva on June 2nd last year while on the Levante, a beautiful place and stayed in Casa Aldomar which was quaint and gorgeous with an interior courtyard. Really worth spending some time here.
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