Great news. And the location couldn't be better to cut in half quite tough stage between Monforte de Lemos and Chantada. Also it gives much more options for stage planning. I would definitely try to stay there on my next Invierno. 24 beds are more than enough for this solitary Camino. With planned kitchen and Torre Vilarino not really far away give two options for dinner.
That would be Cabo do Mundo, no? I am SO SO sorry I didn't take that little side trip, just a very short walk from where we stayed in Torre Vilarinho.that is very good news for the camino invierno. the part from quiroga to lalin has some fairly long days with not so easy terrain.
and it's close to the viewpoint of the famous bend of the river mino, to boot.
Yes, that is the viewpoint. Rebekah put it on the cover of one of her first Invierno guides, if I remember correctly. I didn't go there either and later regretted it. But it was a long day, with the main descent and climb still to come.That would be Cabo do Mundo, no? I am SO SO sorry I didn't take that little side trip, just a very short walk from where we stayed in Torre Vilarinho.
Just wondering if you have any updates, Ian (working on the forum 2018 guide). I have tried google.es and don't find anything. Wondering if there is a targeted opening date, or at least if the work is going forward. Thanks! Buen camino, Laurie
Lovely, just lovely. A pity that whoever it is can't see beyond whatever their small agenda is.some neighbors have filed a lawsuit to stop the Albergue.
Yes. Strange. I wonder if all the stalled plans are the result of similar hang-ups, or if it's a perfect storm of merging but diverse conditions.I don’t know what is going on bc it seems like there are way too many stalled plans for albergues — Monforte, pobra, Médulas (though the private one seems to be opening) and this one, and there may be more.
Well, it's Spain (and not only Spain)...I asked Susana (Torre Vilariño) about this yesterday. She said some neighbors have filed a lawsuit to stop the Albergue. So things will be tied up for years.
She and I talked about the fundamental problem that without a good albergue structure, the numbers just will not grow.
I don’t know what is going on bc it seems like there are way too many stalled plans for albergues — Monforte, pobra, Médulas (though the private one seems to be opening) and this one, and there may be more.
The hostal owner in Borrenes (working on a private albergue) has been in touch with Torre Vilariño to see about forming an association. That seems like an essential first step but without municipal government buy-in, I’m not sure much can happen.
Yes, I was told it’s really nice and free (no donativo possible). The problem is that it’s only available when school is not in session. It was intended as a stopgap measure but the albergue plans seen to be languishing in bureaucrat-landia. Today was Diomondi, down to the river and up the other side. So gorgeous. A very short day and I loved it!!!Well, it's Spain (and not only Spain)...
Nevertheless it's the kind of news we don't like to hear really. And there is definitely the connection between pilgrim infrastructure and numbers of pilgrims. Guidebooks aren't that much essential anymore as they were few years ago. Maps.me, OSMand, Wikiloc etc. doing the job.
BTW Laurie, there is very nice muni albergue now in A Pobra do Brollon within polideportivo. @Charrito posted a photo of dormitory in one of the recent Invierno threads.
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