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Video 📹 Camino Update from Santiago

Paul A

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Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy / Camino Frances (2017), Rome to Santiago (2021)
Ivar, thank you for posting your videos. It is great to see and hear the sounds of Santiago as we wait our turn to travel back to Spain.
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances , Pamplona Burgos august 2018 Burgos to Santiago 19 /04 to 20/05/2019
Thanks Ivar! it is really the same kind of weather again in my north Finistere here in Brittany!
walking the Portuguese camino is still on my mind .. But now i have my daughter coming back from UK ( didnt see her since a year now!) France until now hasnt retaliate ...and may be she can move around freely!
And my son coming back from USA in September !
As soon as i feel the spell again i hope i can go!
Take care !
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2019) Camino Portuguese (2016) - debating one more (2024)
Thanks for the update Ivar - I appreciated your positive and realistic approach to COVID-19. It enforced in my that each of us carries the responsibility of staying safe. The bagpipes bought back lots of memories.
Kia kaha (stay strong)


Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
Camino Portuguese 2019
Pilgrim numbers are higher than I expected Ivar. Infection rates are high too. I hope fires are out now. And hopefully no losses. Keeping a close eye on things there so thanks muchly for your video updates. Keeps us in the frame.


Pilgrim Trekker
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP to Santiago (2013)
Lisboa to Santiago (2018)
via Francigena (1st Half ~ 6/2021)
Thanks, Ivar. I always enjoy seeing pics of Santiago and familiar parts of Spain.
Summer has arrived in Seattle after quite a bit of rain through June and July, and since we are mostly "weather wimps" up here in the PNW of the US, we are already complaining and wanting the heat to go away and the cool (wet) weather to return. We have an unlimited capacity to complain about the weather. :>)
It was good to hear that you have rain in Santiago as I've been worried about the fires in the N of Portugal and other forested areas along Spanish camino routes. Good to hear the bagpipes and see all the construction/rehabilitation on the Cathedral. Looking forward to the days when we can walk again, safely. Cheers.

Allyson Hughes

just one more...
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances fall of 2017
Le Puy en Velay Aug-Sept 2019 and
Camino Frances Sept.-November 2019
oh.....the bagpipes....the tunnel. I walked from SJPP IN 2017 and from Le Puy en Velay to Santiago 2019. On my second time, when I first heard the bagpipes I ran down to the tunnel and onto the Cathedral plaza, fell over and wept. No, I am not r religious....I was so overcome by the majesty of the moment.


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Camino(s) past & future
thanks for the video and your statuses!
I can't find any further info about Camino in these days nowhere on the internet. I've read some news article though. It says that covid situation is quite bad in Galicia and I am afraid if I can enjoy my first camino despite of measurements, or I should wait till next summer.
What are plans with albergues - do they stay opened for another 3-4 weeks?
Are there many pilgrims on the Portugese way?
What about Spain-Portugal border, is there any lockdown plan?
Thanks for help, or is there any good source of these informations?


Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Tortuga
is there any good source of these informations?
There is a channel on youtube that is just like Ivar's, that's an Australian guy who lives (I think) on the border of Galicia and Portugal and does daily updates on the situation there, including a lot of info from daily press, Those videos are just 10-15 mins posted every day, here's a sample:

And here is the link to all his daily updates: Spain Speaks

I hope Ivar doesn't mind posting this in his thread but I think both channels have a lot in common (keeping us updated)🐢
Otherwise please feel free to kick me out from this thread 😉
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Catherine Davis
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP - Finistere May/June 2012
Le-Puy-en-Velay to Cahors/ June 2019
Thanks Ivar. It is great to see and hear news from Santiago each week. Good to hear you had a nice family visit in Santander. The photographs you shared from the Cantabria coast are really dramatic and quite a pull for us! My husband Tim is super interested in doing Camino del Norte at some stage after meeting friends who had loved it on the Via Podiensis last year. He plans to 'retire' to new chapters of life next year and of course the Camino is looming large in those scenarios.


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Camino(s) past & future
(2018)SJPP to Santiago Sep/Oct 2018
Thank you Ivar for all the thoughtfulness in doing these videos. It’s magical walking with you to the Plaza.

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