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  1. AndyForsey

    Asthma on Camino Portuguése warning

    Thanks CalDevere. That’s exactly what we did, and it was great, we left 6:00am, and avoided the morning rush hour. Regards A
  2. AndyForsey

    Asthma on Camino Portuguése warning

    Might just try that.
  3. AndyForsey

    Asthma on Camino Portuguése warning

    Thank you Camineiro, that’s pretty solid advice, we have two days in Porto and will formulate a plan! Regards Andy
  4. AndyForsey

    Asthma on Camino Portuguése warning

    Thank you Lovelyshell, great advice which will be heeded! Regards Andy
  5. AndyForsey

    Asthma on Camino Portuguése warning

    Last year in April 2022 we walked from SJPP through to Santiago without any problems with my Asthma, the route was/is quite taxing for a 67 year old Asthmatic, the climbs being a challenge, however, as mentioned I had no problems. This year we (myself and my wife) decided to walk the CP from...
  6. AndyForsey

    A word of warning on trail runners or light weight shoes.

    Using the same pair of Merrels that I used last year on the Franćes, and they seem to be holding up well!
  7. AndyForsey

    A word of warning on trail runners or light weight shoes.

    Yep, totally agree, my Merrels are perfect, the sole is flexible, yet thick enough to cushion out most of the stones. Andy & Debbie currently in Alvaiazere, on Camino Portuguese.
  8. AndyForsey

    Boxer shorts - any recommendations

    Darragh3281. Let me let you into a little Camino secret for men, don’t bother with boxers or any kind of underwear! I’m not suggesting that you go full Commando, what you do is buy yourself three pairs of really nice swimming trunks, the ones with a net hammock inside, you will not find a more...
  9. AndyForsey

    Boxer shorts - any recommendations

    Farrago
  10. AndyForsey

    First stop out of Lisbon, Camino Portuguese.

    Thank you Leslie!
  11. AndyForsey

    Wanted to arrive at SJPDP via Biarritz..... confused

    The flights out of Gatwick to Biarritz are reliable, did it last year, you get a bus at Biarritz airport to Bayonne, takes about 30 minutes, stop over in Bayonne for one night then catch the train to SJPDP, our train didn’t go all the way to SJPDP, but there was a bus waiting at the last train...
  12. AndyForsey

    First stop out of Lisbon, Camino Portuguese.

    Thank you JungleBoy. I have spotted an Airbnb in Póvoa, so may well try that one.
  13. AndyForsey

    First stop out of Lisbon, Camino Portuguese.

    Hi one and all, have watched numerous YouTube videos of peregrines walking from Lisbon to Santiago, however no one seems to mention where they stopped on their first night. I have both the John Brierly book and also the Ivar book, and have done loads of research, however I have seen on Google...
  14. AndyForsey

    Hiking shoes recommendations

    Yeah, I wear Merrell Moab 3, awesome tracking shoes, walked all off CF last year, still in great Nick for this years CP from Lisbon.
  15. AndyForsey

    How do you carry the important stuff?

    Here here! Walked the whole of Camino Francés last year, never a whiff of trouble in or outside of Albergues. Walking from Lisbon to Santiago in September this year, and will do exactly what I did last year, money & phone in a small pack on my backpack shoulder strap, passport in my backpack.
  16. AndyForsey

    The Camino Portuguese book

    My book arrived today, maybe I’m being a bit dumb but I can’t tell if the distances in the book are Kilometres or miles, any help deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance Andy

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