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2017 Invierno guide is DONE and posted!

Discussion in 'Camino de Invierno' started by peregrina2000, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. peregrina2000

    peregrina2000 Moderator Staff Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/resources/camino-de-invierno-2017-edition.535/

    Here's the link, it's in the Resources section. I have a huge debt of gratitude to the forum members who stuck with me through this process. Thanks for your comments, your help, your posting of tracks and pictures to try to clear things up. Special thanks to the 2016 Invierno pilgrims I heard from (sabbott, jlsalt, MJB, Omicko, and chinasky -- if I have forgotten someone, please let me know and I will correct that omission!). Also a huge gracias to @Charrito and @KinkyOne. Our many back and forths obsessing about the details of this turn or that turn and this place or that place helped make this the best edition yet!

    I am hopeful that many more forum members will get the chance to experience this route in 2017, now that the Xunta has made it an "official" camino. And I'm also hoping that you will be moved to "pay it forward" and send updates to me via the forum.

    I will also say that doing these revisions has given me a huge urge to return this summer, but I am going to try to hold off for a couple more years!

    Buen camino, Laurie
     
  2. C clearly

    C clearly Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Congratulations and thank you! It has certainly inspired me to think about that route, but probably not this year.
     
  3. KinkyOne

    KinkyOne Veteran Member

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    Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
    Muxia ('15),
    Bayona ('16),
    Salvador ('16),
    Ingles ('16)...
    I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
    I'm always kind of moved when we people collaborate in making something many others can use. One of the few things that are free today. Congratulations, Laurie!
     
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  4. mspath

    mspath Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Merci et félicitations!
    What a great resource you have prepared!
    So many pilgrims shall be able use this guide in so many ways as they follow in your footsteps.
     
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  5. Davey Boyd

    Davey Boyd Active Member

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    2015 Geneva - Santiago via the San Salvador and Primitivo
    2015 SJPdP - Santiago and Finisterra
    2016 Camino Frances - Finisterra - Muxia via San Salvador/Primitivo then back to SJPdP (in winter)
    2017 VDLP April 5th
    Thank you so much! I hope to be on the Invierno this summer!

    Davey
     
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  6. hieudovan

    hieudovan DoVanHieu

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    Laurie, you are my lucky charm. I will start the CF at SJPdP on April 1. Today a friend of mine asked me if I'm taking the Camino de Invierno since I had already walked the CF once. I had never thought of this even though I knew there's an alternative route to the crowded last 100 km of the CF. I looked up the forum... Et voila! You had just posted the 2017 Camino de Invierno guide. I will download it right after this thank-you post to you. Now I know I will walk the Camino de Invierno for sure.

    Buen camino. -Hieu
     
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  7. Viranani

    Viranani Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Ingles and Camino de San Andrés de Teixido (July 2017)
    Thank you Laurie (and all who contributed) for the labor of love!
    Someday, someday...if I could wiggle out of a Schengen visa deadline I'd be thinking this year.
    But alas. :(
     
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  8. chinasky

    chinasky Italian Pilgrim

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    Via de la Plata - May 2016
    it has been a pleasure Laurie.

    ps: i'm an happy, 2017 invierno pilgrim :)
     
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  9. Charrito

    Charrito Active Member

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    You will love it! Words cannot do justice to this wonderful Camino!
     
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  10. Charrito

    Charrito Active Member

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    Laurie:

    A fantastic effort on your part, especially when you had to put up with people like me, KinkyOne and others bombarding you with extra information, slight amendments, alternatives and so on.

    Congratulations and a great big thank you!

    I will NOT be putting off my third Invierno for too much longer. I have convinced my wife to walk at least as far as Chantada with me this June (I'll carry on), and we're already counting down the days!

    My suggestion to all forum members would be to donate a small sum (let's say 25 euros!) for your personal wine-drinking fund! That would entitle you to 10 visits to the wine museum in Monforte de Lemos, with 10 wine tastings!).;););)

    See you in Salamanca soon, I/we hope!
     
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  11. TaijiPilgrim

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    Thanks to you and all who worked so much on this effort.
     
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    IngridF Active Member Donating Member

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    September 2015: Camino Inglese, Fisterra and Muxia
    2017: C. Aragones via Lourdes May 26 - June 13
    Options: Invierno or Salvador or meeting up with Camino friends walking CF
    July 1 - 15 2017 Volunteer Pilgrims Office Santiago!
    July 16- 31 Hospitalera in Grado
    August: Camino Primitivo
    Thanks Laurie & Co. Much appreciated as I am contemplating what to do second half of June.
     
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  13. movinmaggie

    movinmaggie Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Hmmm, my plan for 2018 was to be the Portuguese, then for a couple of reasons, had changed it to walk the Primtivo, with the hope of doing some Hospitalera time. But how lovely it would be to experience a newer and perhaps quieter way.
     
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  14. laineylainey

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    Laurie and everyone else, what a wonderful gift to the rest of us. I was thinking of doing the Invierno next year (Gw). This guide will be invaluable - thank you.
     
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  15. Fr. Stuart Crevcoure

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    Thank you to Laurie and company for this marvelous guide! I'll be starting the Invierno June 7 in Ponferrada and walking 10-11 days with a friend from Pennsylvania. This pilgrim-produced guide is an excellent way to plan for what is plannable on the camino. I'll be taking notes when we walk in June so that I can hopefully contribute something to the 2018 guide.
     
  16. Charrito

    Charrito Active Member

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    I may well bump into you somewhere up there!
     
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  17. peregrina2000

    peregrina2000 Moderator Staff Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    Hi, Fr, Stuart,
    Hope you have a wonderful Camino de Invierno. And thanks for your offer to help, since it's really the only way to keep the guide up to date. I would love to go back every year to update, but unfortunately that's not possible! Buen camino, Laurie
     
  18. sabbott

    sabbott Active Member Donating Member

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    Thanks for doing this update, Laurie! I'm looking forward to reading it again as a chance to relive my walk on this beautiful route last spring. If I hadn't had your original pdf (printed out at the last minute at a copy store in Ponferrada) I never could have found my way on the Invierno--and even with your excellent help, it was sometimes a challenge to know where i was! Your guide became very creased and stained as I studied it intently over many a cup of cafe con leche and glass of vino along the way. And what a wonderful time I had....
     
  19. Anemone del Camino

    Anemone del Camino Anemone

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    Thank you so much Laurie. After spending over 40 hours looking over your material and sending you edits from the perspective of a person who has not het walmed this route I fee ready to walk it and send you more coments after I wak it next May,
     

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