C Frances 2005, 2007
Le Puy en Velay -SdC 2009
Via de la Plata 2011
gr 653 from Oloron to Puente la Reina 2012
Gr65 from le Puy to Figeac 2013
Irun to Santander 2013
Porto to SdC 2014
Astorga to SdC 2015
Thank you so much Ivar for continuing to provide weekly updates on the COVID situation in Santiago. You sound quite low tonight about the situation in Santiago and Ourense and I wish you every blessing.
I'm a Camino first-timer and currently in Pamplona walking the Camino Frances.
So I offer this idea with humility for pilgrims tracking the COVID situation....
I notice that I can figure out which municipio I'm walking through (or will walk through soon) by referring to the map at the bottom of the AMC webpage;
Thank you for your update as always Ivar. I hope all the love we pilgrims hold for Santiago and prayers are some comfort as the cases continue to escalate . Your courage and pragmatic attitude are a great example of the leadership needed in these times. Kudos to you, stay safe,
Catherine and Tim.
You can not reason or argue with a virus, especially one so virile. Nor can you turn a blind eye or ignore its presence. It will go wherever it wants and in any chink or gap that we leave in our armour, so to speak.
It is impossibly difficult to control something you can’t see. And for me impossibly difficult to comprehend how something so small can do such great harm and cause this level of suffering.
I guess it’s this inability to see it, to comprehend its virility and to accept its destructive nature that causes some of us to ‘carry on regardless.’ Until the reality sets in, that is, many casualties later.
Best hope and pray for a cure or a vaccine very soon.
Thank you Ivar. In this misery, I remain grateful that prayers are limitless. As I pray for all those suffering in the US, I send prayers as well to Spain, and to all of the pilgrims and the countries they represent. Pray unceasingly. Stay well.
Thank you Ivar. Things aren’t much better here in the UK and neither in my home country (France). Very tough and very worrying. My children worry about me and my husband (cos we’re old!) but... we worry about them (Cos they’re young!!!).
My friends in Spain are equally hit by all this. We are all suffering...
Keep safe, much love and all the best.
Gracias, Ivar... Stay safe. Seattle is experiencing another wave of COVID, but it is all at the Univ of Washington (mostly in the frat and sorority houses). University students are having a difficult time with the idea of social distancing and safe behaviors (and to be honest, I would probably have been like them 48 years ago when I started university). It will take a while to calm down, so we are awaiting a vaccine to be approved and distributed. Meanwhile, I keep watching old Camino videos and movies and preparing for my next trip, whenever that may be.
Cheers and good health to all.