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  1. Ove Garpeman

    Latest Status of Beds in Roncessvalles

    New I stayed in Roncesvalles on the 6th June and was glad that I had booked ahead as well, it was full in the afternoon.
  2. Ove Garpeman

    Live - Camino Francés Buy earplugs if the snoring annoys you...

    At Roncevalles we did not sleep due to all the devilish snorers and ear-plugs do not work, sadly. The snorers should all be put in the same room in my opinion. Next time we will happily pay for private rooms every other night. Buen Camino
  3. Hardcore Pilgrim

    Hardcore Pilgrim

    Somewhere along the El Camino :-)
  4. Ove Garpeman

    Water in the Pyrenees

    There is a working fountain outside Orisson, use it. I brought 1,5L with me. Buen Camino :-)
  5. Ove Garpeman

    Six days from SJPP?

    That would be 180 kms, so Logrono is possible in 6 days.
  6. Gite Kayloa before Orisson.

    Gite Kayloa before Orisson.

    We stayed here for the night and enjoyed the wonderful views.
  7. The french hero !!!!

    The french hero !!!!

    Thank god this frenchman showed up after 2-3 hours of dredaful rain and gusty winds. Here we could put on more clothing, buy hot cocoa, eggs, bananas etc. Vive le France !!!
  8. Reaching Orisson.

    Reaching Orisson.

    Stunning views all the way to Orisson.
  9. Crossing the Pyrenees

    Crossing the Pyrenees

    Nightmare crossing with heavy winds, rains etc. June 5th 2017.
  10. Ove Garpeman

    St Jean to Roncesvalles in a day, or stop at Orisson?

    Me and my girlfriend crossed the mountain last week with a wonderful sunny start on monday 5th of June and stayed in Kayola for the night. (right before Orisson). The following day started with heavy rain and it continued being very wet and very windy all day over the mountain. It was a...
  11. Ove Garpeman

    Feeling unprepared & anxious - arrive SJPDP 5 June

    Bring proper rain-clothing since the forecast promises rain & thunder around 4-5 June. I will start myself on 5th June, but this time i'll end up in Pamplona, where i started last year ending in Logrono. Buen Camino :-)
  12. Ove Garpeman

    Rucksack malfunction - option to buy in Puente la Reina?

    I walked with Sean last year who had 8 completed Caminos behind him, one even started from the UK. Buen Camino and good luck with the rucksack :-)
  13. Ove Garpeman

    What's the least daily distance feasible?

    I walked past a mexican woman last year who was walking with a cane, very slow. She said this would take at least 55 days. Buen Camino :-)
  14. Ove Garpeman

    Waiting is torturous!

    I'll start on June 5 and will do SJPP - Pamplona this time (last year Pamplona - Logrono) and walked for 2 days on Canary Islands recently just to make sure i get the spirits ready for El Camino. When i retire i will do the whole walk.
  15. Ove Garpeman

    Reflections having completed the Camino Frances mid June 2016

    Beautiful and well written. This reminds me of all the friendly and humble people from 20 different countries i met on my walk in June 2016 (Pamplona - Logrono). Am already planning for the next part in spring 2017. Buen Camino :)
  16. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

    There is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Somewhere between Pamplona and Puente la Reina, June 2016.
  17. Ove Garpeman

    Pilgrims in June.

    I came back from walking Pamplona - Logrono last week and it was a fantastic experience. Mostly blistering heat (+35....), excellent food, no worries finding beds for the night (stayed in Albergue Juvenil in Estella which was almost empty) and ran into people from 20 different countries and...
  18. Ove Garpeman

    Shoes. Strength and stability vs. cushy and soft???

    I saw a guy in Flip-Flops today :p
  19. Ove Garpeman

    Nice hotel in Pamplona

    Pension Saraste, 50 €/night.
  20. Ove Garpeman

    Pilgrims in June.

    Thks for the tip, it looks like there are masses of pilgrims out there and it might be hard to find the inner calm if one has to worry about getting shelter for the night.

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