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2018 Christmas to NYs last stages???

Timoteo

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, Nov 2012
Maybe Sarria to SDC Xmas to NY 2018/19
#1
Hi, I walked the CF in 2012, but this year I am planning to do just a short segment, probably Sarria to SDC between 22/23 Dec and 1 Jan. Is anyone else here planning to do that stretch on those dates? Or, if you did this before, what are your thoughts/advice?

Thanks, Tim
 

J Willhaus

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24 May- 14 July (2016)CF
Hospitalera, Zamora Dec 15-31, (2017), Hospitalera Grañón Dec 15-31 (2018)
#2
Hi Tim,
Was there a stretch you enjoyed more than Sarria to SDC? You might enjoy looking at your credential and thinking about what places you enjoyed most and walking that stretch?
Kamet
 
Camino(s) past & future
2018
#3
Hi, I walked the CF in 2012, but this year I am planning to do just a short segment, probably Sarria to SDC between 22/23 Dec and 1 Jan. Is anyone else here planning to do that stretch on those dates? Or, if you did this before, what are your thoughts/advice?

Thanks, Tim
What a wonderful way to spend the Christmas holiday. Please share lots of pics too! Buen Camino!!
 

falcon269

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yes
#4
if you did this before, what are your thoughts/advice?
I have done it a couple of times a few weeks later than that in January/February. Most places are closed, so plan ahead. In the "standard" stops at least one albergue will be open. Have fun! It is very quiet. I suspect that between Christmas and New Year, even more places will be closed.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
#5
As Falcon notes do plan ahead
Walking in winter I always carried basic rations since the only shop or bar in town may NOT have been open! There is NO reason it should have been open especially out of season!

Hence food basics included tea bags, packets which made a cup of soup (even including croutons), firm cheese, small sausage, simple cookies and some chocolate. Nothing heavy but enough to exist for 24 hours if need be.

On past caminos especially during storms when I stopped in small and remote albergues far from any supply source novice pilgrims often staggered in wet, cold and hungry. They may have had the best gear but carried no food!

Of course I shared; hot soup, a chunk of cheese and wedge of sausage can be ambrosia in such a setting. A smile returned by a new friend over a simple meal is one of the Camino's many joys. Next morning after the tea, cookies and chocolate for our common breakfast we would set out together. At the first open shop I would re-stock those basics and usually the other pilgrim would buy their necessary provisions.

Stay safe/warm and Buen camino!
 

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