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  1. gns

    And so to Santiago...

    I last posted whilst waiting to eat at Casa Barbadelo. Dinner was adequate but served with ill grace which the growing number of Peregrinos in the restaurant did little to alleviate. The meal was fine though. Next morning we set off with the plan of staying somewhere between Portmarin and...
  2. gns

    Past Sarria

    Today marked an ending and a beginning as I passed Sarria in the afternoon and now feel that I am truly in the last phase of this Camino and I want to enjoy it to the full. After a great stay in Las Aguedas in Murias de Rechivaldo I set off with the intention of staying in Foncebadon. The walk...
  3. gns

    How Green was the Meseta?

    A lot greener than I expected actually. I passed through Astorga earlier today and staying at Las Aguedas in Murias de Rechivaldo feel that the Camino is entering a new phase. I left Carrión de los Condes at 6am on Thursday which feels like much more than four days ago. As far as the food truck...
  4. gns

    Carrion de los Condes

    Only a British person of a certain age is likely to realise why I find this the funniest place name on the Camino and was disappointed on arrival three hours ago to find there was no statue of one Sid James esq. I apologise for my lack of reverence but it is irresistible. It has taken three...
  5. gns


    Reached Burgos today after 12 days of walking. Since I posted in Logrono there has been no real change to the precautions. The weather has been variable with on big rainstorm which luckily came after the end of a stage. Logrono to Najera was memorable mainly for the rabbits and red squirrels in...
  6. gns

    Quiet days on the Camino Frances

    I am currently in Punta la Reina after four stages of walking having started in St Jean on Tuesday. The precautions are pretty much as expected with mask wearing in enclosed spaces and frequent use of hand sanitiser. People are careful to clean surfaces in restaurants etc although these and...
  7. gns

    St Olav credential sold out

    The credential is sold out in the forum store. Is there any plan to restock it? I am looking to buy it now to get started on planning for next year. Once I have the credential I will feel underway.
  8. gns

    Post Camino Torres thoughts

    I walked from Salamanca to Ponte De Lima between the 5th and 19th of May before continuing on to Santiago on the Central Route. As the dust has now settled and I have been chained back at my desk for a over a week my thoughts are now clear enough to post a report that I hope helps to update the...
  9. gns

    Which way from Lamego

    I will be starting from Salamanca on May 5 with 21 days to walk to Santiago before flying home. I will follow the Torres (all being well) as far as Lamego. I am currently uncertain whether to stay on the Torres through to Ponte de Lima or turn north on the interior route to Verin then take the...
  10. gns

    Report on the Camino Bragancera (Camino Portuguese de la Via de la Plata)

    I was one of a group of three who walked this route from Zamora to Verin from 23rd April to 01 May. We continued to Santiago on the Sanabres but this report is restricted to the less commonly walked stretch. I am posting it in the hope that it will be useful for anyone contemplating walking this...
  11. gns

    Information on the Portuguese route from Zamora to Verin

    I am planning to walk this route in April. The CSJ guide is out of print, and searching online I haven't turned up anything except the stages on a site called "Ray y Rosa". Is anyone aware of a guide or other resource that could help along the way? Many Thanks
  12. gns

    Brief post Primitivo thoughts

    I walked the Primitivo from 17th to the 29th of April. Rather than give a blow by blow account which has been done before I though I would add some brief thoughts that might be of use to anyone contemplating doing this Camino. I am in good health but was pretty unfit before starting in Oviedo...
  13. gns

    A couple of questions

    I will arrive in Oviedo on Easter Saturday and will start walking on Easter Sunday (16th). I was wondering if there will be any particular celebrations on the Saturday evening in the city (Good Friday seemed to be the big one for parades in Salamanca). Secondly I am unsure how much warm...
  14. gns

    Brief post Camino thoughts

    I have just got home after completing Salamanca to Santiago along the Sanabres route continuing to Finisterra and I thought I would post some brief thematic thoughts since I don't want to try and duplicate the excellent updates by Syates). The route - The toughest part ironically was the...
  15. gns

    Credencial stamp in Salamanca

    A small question. If anyone can help I will be grateful. I am arriving in Salamanca on March 25 and will start walking on the 27th. Can I get a stamp from the cathedral on the Saturday (26th) even though I won;t actually have started or do you need to wait until your first stop on the actual...